Paddle Your Glass Off
Kayak to Chatham Vineyards from Onancock for a one of a kind Vineyard and Wine-tasting tour. Yes, you read this correctly. Wedged into a sea kayak, you'll float and paddle on Chesapeake Bay inlets, around spellbinding coves and then pull out at one of the premier wineries in Virginia - Chatham Vineyards. Known for its Steel Chardonnays (Wine Enthusiast listed Chatham Vineyard Chardonnay among the best 100 in the country), Chatham Vineyards was established by young second generation vintner, Jon Wehner, who grew up on his parent's vineyard in Northern Virginia. He and his wife, Mills, chose the Eastern Shore for its moderate maritime weather, and sandy loam soils - the perfect region to grow Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes. There's nothing more satisfying than a panoramic paddle and a sip of wine to top it off.