The Showalter Farm has a rich history starting with growing tomatoes to serve the local and surrounding areas with fresh tomatoes as well as growing wheat. Over the past centuries, the farm transitioned from tomatoes to chicken farming. As the family grew and dispersed, the lay of the land remain beautiful as always, but the immense farming which took place went dormant. In early 2010, the family decided that the farm had been dormant for too long. The family consisting of Jim and Judy Showalter, their daughters, Traci Showalter and Carrie Vernon and husband Kevin Vernon all shared an immense passion and interest in vineyards and wineries in Virginia, so an idea was born. After several years of planning, educational classes, and guidance from other vineyard and winery owners, Stoney Brook Vineyards was brought to life in 2012. Stoney Brook is a rustic family owned Farm Vineyard nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Botetourt County. Botetourt County is well known for its beautiful mountainous scenery and majestic rolling hillsides, as well as its several vineyards and wineries along the “Botetourt Wine Trail”. Stoney Brook resides on the family owned Showalter farm which has been in the family since the mid-1800s. The Showalter Farm comprises 240 acres of rolling hills, of which 28 acres are dedicated to Stoney Brook. To date, Stoney Brook is a working vineyard with four and ½ acres planted grapes consisting of Petite Manseng, Petite Verdot, Viognier and Cabernet Franc in the ground.  Our vineyard continues to sell successful harvests year over year. All grapes are currently sold to a winery in Southern Virginia. Please take a moment to meet us! Jim and Judy Showalter are both retired from General Electric: Jim had 41 years of service. His entire career was spent in Information Technology with the last ten years in Marketing working directly for the Sales force in developing Marketing applications. Judy had 38 years of service. The first 30 years were spent in Information Technology. The last 8 years were spent with the Turbine Control group working directly as a Customer Service Rep for end customers all over the world. Judy acts as the Financial Manager for Stoney Brook. Jim acts as the Maintenance and Grounds Manager for Stoney Brook. Kevin and Carrie Vernon have full time jobs in the IT Industry, Operations Analyst and Credit Functional Architect and Testing Manager, respectively. Kevin and Carrie have two kids, Connor age 12 and Mackenzie age 9. Kevin acts as the Vineyard Manager for Stoney Brook. Carrie will act as the Winery/Tasting Room/Events Manager as well as the Winemaker for Stoney Brook. Traci Showalter has a full-time job in the IT industry as a Business Developer. Traci acts as the Operations Manager for Stoney Brook.