Rising from the ashes of an era when tobacco ruled the local economy, Burning Kiln Winery has repurposed, and architecturally reconfigured an original tobacco pack barn to pay homage to that fact. And, just as the region has had to rebound and rebuild from the diminishing market of one agricultural base into another, we stand as tribute to the resiliency and resolute determination of a region that is determined to make its mark in new frontiers of farming. Situated on a former tobacco tract, the picturesque winery has been built to preserve the historic charm of its original wooden structure while allowing visitors to view much of the operation from behind giant, contemporary glass walls. Inside, a wonderfully functional, modern working winery shares its secrets of the complete winemaking process while maintaining the warmth of the original wood structure and the drama of the trusses of the original agri-building. Tours offer a chronological step through the winemaking practice beginning with what makes us unique, the kiln drying of grapes using repurposed bulk tobacco kilns and along the steps of pressing, fermentation, barrel ageing and bottling.