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Visitors to Northern Virginia see entertaining and historic destinations in every direction, from George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the National Air and Space Museum near Dulles to Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts and Arlington National Cemetery. Civil War history is in every direction, too, with Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park and the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park the most notable. Virginia’s oldest juried crafts fair is an annual event in the historic landmark village of Waterford. The Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail are both nearby. And across the Northern Virginia area, you’ll discover a large number of wineries thanks to relative elevations that offer perfect sites for grape vines. The rolling landscape, with its rich soils from eons of granite and sandstone erosion, gives good air and drainage for wine grapes. Add the moderate winters and a generous growing season and the result is very productive ground for winemaking grapes. Northern Virginia wineries produce fine examples of every wine Virginia offers, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Mandolin, Merlot, Norton, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Seyval, Vidal Blanc, Traminette and Zinfandel as well as many fruit wines.
Virginia’s newest and most unique wine trail is a collection of artisanal, family-run wineries who have joined together to offer a premium wine tasting experience that is rooted in small lot, handcrafted wines. Artisanal Wineries of Rappahannock are all located in Rappahannock County, just a short scenic drive from one another, and only an hour from the DC beltway and close to the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a boutique, casual wine tasting trail, in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia.
The Blue Ridge Wine Way features 8 wineries and vineyards in the spectacular mountains of the Northern Virginia region.
The Blue Ridge “Whiskey Wine Loop” provides vacationers and regional residents a convenient and intriguing travel plan through the Northern Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The loop includes recommended visits to numerous remote “treasures” including 7Virginia Wineries, a whiskey distillery, Eateries, and other interesting featured locations along the way.
Fauquier County is home to sixteen wineries & vineyards - each with its own unique flavors. Enjoy award-winning Virginia wines, wine tastings and tours.
The Heart of Virginia Wine Trail in Central Virginia presents several events throughout the year at 4 wineries located in the central region of the state.
Loudoun's Wine Trail in Northern Virginia takes you through Virginia's hunt country to 23 participating wineries.
Did you know 22 wineries, a whiskey distillery, incredible restaurants and the highest concentration of B&Bs in the State of Virginia are tucked into the edges of Skyline Drive just below Shenandoah National Park? Skyline Drive is one of the top five scenic drives and best hiking destinations in the U.S. The Skyline Wine Dine & Recline Trail map combines the location of hikes, waterfalls and scenic overlooks in the park with the location of vineyards, restaurants and Inns you'll find in the foothills below.
In 2009 ten wineries banded together to form a new type wine trail experience. The new wine trail experience was to tie our rich wine heritage with our rich historical heritage and thus the General's Wine & History Trail was born.
The Tuskie’s Wine Trail stands upon the principle that great wine begs for great food, and that a good wine trail should offer both, along with all of the other services and amenities such as lodging and limos, that can make for the most pleasurable trip. They offer a user friendly guide to 28 wineries, three wine tasting rooms, five great restaurants, 18 B&B’s, 33 hotels and three limo services to provide you with everything you will need.
Vintage Piedmont is a select group of premium Virginia wineries that share a passion for providing excellent wine, unique experience, and true value to our customers. Each VP winery brings you the story of excellence in winemaking combined with our shared passion for connecting our local foods to the community and preserving the land for family farming.