The Spirit Guide: Belvoir Winery

The thought of a winery calling a former asylum home might make you think twice about adding this place to your girls’ weekend wine tour.

It was initially known as the Odd Fellows Home District.

Hauntings aside, the winery’s connection to the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows is enough to make this location a fascinating stop for anyone intrigued by the strange and unusual.

The Odd Fellows Home District was named a Historic Landmark in 1987, and Belvoir Winery purchased the property in the 1990s. While it’s managed to transform the Administration Building into a gorgeous winery and inn, they are still paying homage to the secret society that called this place home throughout the 20th Century.

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PHOTO: Belvoir Winery’s Facebook

Aside from Odd Fellows symbols still visible in the architecture around the complex, Belvoir Winery has a section dedicated to artifacts from the days of the Odd Fellows, including masks, books, swords, and George.

While there are plenty of spirits roaming the halls of the Odd Fellows Asylum, George is not one of them. Instead, George is resting peacefully in a glass case for curious wine drinkers to stare at in a strange mixture of horror and awe. You see, George is a human skeleton…

Learn more about Belvoir Winery’s haunting in The Spirit Guide: America’s Haunted Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries coming July 2020! 

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