CAROLINE CROSSROADS Free Lance-Star reporter Robyn Sidersky covers Caroline County government and schools. You can reach her at 540/374-5413 or You can follow coverage on Facebook or Twitter as well.
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Winery to open in Caroline

Caroline County’s first winery and vineyard will open off Ladysmith Road (Route 639) this fall.

sassafras shadeSassafras Shade, named for the trees all over the five acre property, will offer seven wines.

Owners Ann and Gary Dudley have been growing six varieties of grapes for several years in preparation for the winery.

They are building a tasting room, where patrons can enjoy seven different wines: Vidal, Cabernet Franc, Cayuga, Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Niagara and a White Chambourcin.

You can read more about the winery in this weekend’s business section of The Free Lance-Star.