Virginia is known as one of the best wine destinations in the world and is home to numerous award-winning wineries & vineyards. That's particularly true in the mountain ranges in the western half of the Commonwealth, including Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Wine Enthusiast recently published "Travel Off the Beaten Path in Virginia Wine Country," a story that recommends some of the great wineries in Virginia's Blue Ridge and offers suggestions of other fun things to do when you're not drinking wine.

The article includes a section on Virginia's Blue Ridge, encouraging readers to check out Chateau Morrisette Winery and Valhalla Vineyards, two local wineries that offer great wine and amazing mountain views.

In addition to the wineries, the story highlights the iconic Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain and Black Dog Salvage, the popular architectural salvage warehouse that has attracted visitors from around the world who've learned about the shop from the TV show Salvage Dawgs.

The story is a great example of the type of metro mountain experience travelers will discover when they visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Visit the Wine Enthusiast website to see the article in its entirety.