Courtesy Virginia’s Travel Blog
HERE’S ONE BY THE CHESAPEKE BAY: Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve
The Winery: Chatham Vineyards on Church Creek
GPS Hike Location: 37.32751, -76.00413
GPS Winery Location: 37.4566, -75.92689
Nearest Town: Eastville
The Pairing: Operated by a second generation Virginia winery family on a centuries old working farm, the proprietors feature 20 acres of high density, high quality European-style vines. Their grapes are handpicked and assorted to ensure high quality wines. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tastings.
A few miles south of Chatham Vineyards stands Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve, a protected Virginia resource. The preserve is best known for sand dunes rising 50 feet high from Chesapeake Bay. The preserve safeguards a mile of wild shoreline abutting Chesapeake Bay where views will enhance your walk. Visitors accessing the preserve can trace a ¾-mile trail through the dunes to the beach, where you can enjoy walking the sandy shoreline.