Best Places to Wine and Dine in Lexington, Virginia

Some would say the world’s finest dining can be found in major metropolitan areas like New York City, or New Orleans; but Taylor Hospitality has brought the best dining options to little Lexington, Virginia. Savor farm to table Italian at their property Rocca Bar Ristorante, and experience an all new wine bar at the Sheridan Livery Inn & Restaurant in the middle of historic Main Street.


Best Place to Dine in Lexington, Virginia – Rocca Bar Ristorante

Farm-to-table is all the rage in the culinary industry these days. Organic, farm-raised, quality products make Italian cuisine an experience to enjoy. Rocca Bar Ristorante features an abundance of farm-to-table products in their dishes with pork from Autumn Olive Farms, seasonal vegetables from local farmers, fresh greens from Four Oaks Farms and more.

Rocca Bar Ristorante, on the second floor of the Robert E Lee Hotel, is located in the middle of historic Main Street. Guests can enjoy a truly unique experience when dining on Rocca’s terrace overlooking Lexington’s Main Street. The Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop lends itself to la dolce vita, and the atmosphere is lively and informal. The bar and lounge is the perfect stop for cocktails or dinner before heading downtown for the evening.


Best Place for Wine in Lexington, Virginia – Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant


Wine bar at the Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant in Lexington Virginia
Wine bar at the Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant in Lexington Virginia


Just down the street from Rocca you will find world class wine at The Sheridan Livery Inn & Restaurant. They have earned their reputation for serving food that reflects rustic sophistication. These two qualities are echoed by their new wine bar featuring a hand selected collection of 100+ wines by the bottle from all over the world including: South Africa, California, Italy, France, and even local Virginia wines. They are also bringing something brand new to the Shenandoah Valley with wine on tap featuring 6 different wines.

Wine on tap is something brand new to the Shenandoah Valley. In fact, the Sheridan’s wine on tap bar is the first in the Valley, and one of the few on the East Coast. They will be offering privately led wine tastings, pairings, and the option to purchase wine to take home and enjoy.

Great care has gone into selecting each wine available at the Livery. The Food and Beverage Manager has visited with every supplier to taste and hand-select each wine the Sheridan offers. An interesting list of old and new world wines can be found at any price point.


Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant in Lexington Virginia
Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant Lexington Virginia


The twelve room boutique inn and local favorite restaurant underwent extensive renovations in 2016 to bring the 130 year old building to the twenty-first century. As part of this reopening in February 2017, long time owners Ugo and Gina Benincasa passed the baton to Taylor Hospitality – an Up to Par Management company and announced their retirement after 40 years with their various businesses in Lexington.

Come and enjoy something truly unique at these two Taylor Hospitality properties in Lexington, Virginia. You will find this town’s hidden gems to be the best in the Shenandoah Valley. You can make a reservation at for both restaurants.


About Taylor Hospitality:

Taylor Hospitality, LLC – An Up to Par Management Company, is a leading hospitality management company specializing in hotel, restaurant, banquet facilities, and bar operations. Currently, Taylor Hospitality is operating a combination of nine properties (hotels, restaurants, banquet facilities, and bars). Taylor Hospitality is a growth-oriented company providing opportunities for its partner properties and associates.

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