About

It began with the glint of sunlight off the lake. What could be a more perfect spot to enjoy a glass of Chardonnay, savor a cold Pilsner, or celebrate newly wedded bliss with family and friends? The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm was created by Maria Rafferty and Tom Schrade with the talents and experience of three generations of family.  We all look forward to welcoming you to share the magic of this special farm winery and brewery with us.

Nestled on Lake Manassas in Gainesville VA, The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm is the only local winery with a breathtaking lakefront view. Our locally grown grapes and variety of wines offer something for every wine enthusiast.  Our farm winery has grapes, fruit and hops planted to produce some delicious craft beverages. There is always something new being brewed! 

Our farm winery was built from the land and has been designed to envelope you in the look and feel of a rustic lodge while offering the serenity and beauty of a countryside lake home.  When visiting we want you to feel at home, so curl up on the plush couch in front of one of the fireplaces, enjoy a glass of wine with friends at a repurposed wine barrel table, or enjoy a hearty stout at the large pub table. Outside we have a Pergola with climbing hydrangeas and a large wraparound porch with seating so that you can watch the wildlife and breath the fresh air coming across the water.   For those who prefer a more private setting, we also offer an exclusive, second story, Club Member room with its own private deck.  

Locally owned and operated, we are like no other, whether you want to read a book and peacefully enjoy a glass of wine or are looking to host your wedding or private event, we cater to many and are the perfect choice for any occasion. We look forward to hosting you and our extraordinary staff will make every visit a memorable experience.

Located only minutes from Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and Jiffy Lube Live and located about an hour from Washington DC and 30 minutes from Dulles Airport.

NOTE:  The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm is implementing strict safety and health protocols to keep our guests safe. We follow all guidelines and best practices as established by CDC and Virginia Department of Health. We will modify our policies as the guidelines and mandates change.