Chateau Morrisette Winery

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Elevation: 3453 ft.

The beautifully crafted buildings of this winery are situated among pristine lawns with blooming ornamentals. Lawn edges abut eastern hardwood forests; an entire 120 acres forms the estate of Chateau Morrisette Winery. Though there are no trails in place, birds may be heard and or seen flying in and out of the adjacent maturing woodlands. Look for red-tailed hawk, American crow, and pileated woodpecker. American goldfinch, indigo bunting, and house finch frequent the feeders in front of the stone building, housing the offices and restaurant. Ruby-throated hummingbird and butterflies find their nectar among the brightly colored flowers of the garden. Human visitors will enjoy the Sweet Mountain Laurel wine, from which this loop derives its name, harvested from the surrounding vineyards.


Physical Address: 291 Winery Road Southwest, Floyd, Virginia, 24091

Blueridge Parkway Milepost: 171.5

From the Blue Ridge Parkway, travel to Milepost 171.5 where Black Ridge and Rock Church Roads cross the Parkway.

From Floyd, head west on US-221/ East Main St toward North Locust St. Travel 4.1 miles. Turn left onto State Route 726. Turn right to stay on State Route 726 Continue 7 miles. Turn right onto State Route 777. The winery will be on the right in 0.4 miles.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

Birds Recently Seen at Chateau Morrisette Winery (as reported to eBird)

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Pileated Woodpecker

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Food
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  • Information
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms