Virginia Wine Trails

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Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other, with nearly 300 wineries and dozens of wine trails surrounded by lavish scenery, breathtaking views, quaint small towns, and monumental historic sites.

Wine trails allow aficionados to sip their way across the Commonwealth and experience everything from Albarino to Viognier. Be sure to include an exclusive winemaker’s dinner or festival in your trail pursuit. Or, happen upon live music and hot air balloon rides.

Stretch your stay a day or two longer when you book a travel package. Packages include winery visits, at least one night of accommodations, and frequently, meals, discounts, and extra goodies.

Artisanal Wineries of Rappahannock

Virginia’s 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. The “Artisanal Wineries of Rappahannock” are located in Rappahannock County, just a short scenic drive from one another, and only an hour from the DC beltway. This is a boutique, casual wine tasting trail, in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia.

Visit Chester Gap Cellars, Gadino Cellars, Narmada Vineyards, Rappahannock Cellars, and Sharp Rock Vineyards when you travel to the Artisanal Wineries of Rappahannock!

Bedford Wine Trail

A great Virginia weekend getaway that is only four hours from Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia, three hours from Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina, and only two hours from Greensboro, North Carolina.

Enjoy the scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Smith Mountain Lake or visit the National D-Day Memorial and historic downtown Bedford. Stop by the Bedford Area Welcome Center for complete details on where to stay, things to see, and other exciting things to do in the area. Bedford Wine Trail brochures are available at the wineries and the Welcome Center and visitors are encouraged to have their brochures stamped as they visit each of the wineries.

The Wine Trail consists of six vineyards and wineries: Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery; LeoGrande Vineyard and Winery; Peaks of Otter Winery; Seven Doors Winery; White Rock Vineyards and Winery and Ramulose Ridge Vineyards.

Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop

Featured in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine! The Blue Ridge “Whisky Wine Loop” provides a convenient and intriguing travel plan through the Northern Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia around the northern half of the Shenandoah National Park which includes recommended visits to numerous remote “treasures” including Virginia Wineries, two whisky distilleries, popular breweries, eateries, unique lodging, and other interesting featured locations along the way.

A detailed map and directions which includes the Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, and the Shenandoah River can be found in a downloadable format on Discover Shenandoah’s web or Facebook page. Maps can also be picked up at Luray, Front Royal, Madison, Culpeper, or Rappahannock Visitor Centers.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

Explore the eight extraordinary wineries of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Wine Country, which includes Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Taste award-winning wines as you learn more about the rich history of our region. Tour scenic byways filled with historic attractions, such as George Washington’s Birthplace, Stratford Hall and Menokin. Quaint towns, pristine nature, and beautiful waterways all contribute to the region’s charm.

Visitors can also join for several Trail-wide events throughout the year, including our popular Spring and Fall Oyster Crawls. Individual member wineries also host their own events throughout the year. Some of the Trail wineries also offer overnight stays.

You can also participate in our brochure’s free passport program. Get your brochure stamped at each winery you visit and when you have visited enough wineries, you’ll be eligible to earn discounts valid for one year. Pick up a passport brochure at any of our trail wineries or download one from our website.

Fauquier County Wine Trail

Choose from over 26 wineries and vineyards – each with its own unique flavors. Enjoy vistas of rolling land traversed by wooden fences & old stone walls in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. In addition to tasting award-winning wines, visitors can enjoy tours, picnics, and special events.

The Fauquier Wine Trail includes:

Arterra Winery, Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn, Barrel Oak Winery, Blue Valley Vineyards, Boxwood Winery, Capitol Vineyards, Chateau O’Brien Winery, Cobbler Mountain Cellars, Delaplane Cellars, Desert Rose Winery, Fox Meadow Winery, Granite Heights Winery, Grey Horse Vineyards, Linden Vineyards, Mediterranean Cellars, Molon Lave Vineyards, Morais Vineyard, Naked Mountain Winery, Pearmund

Cellars, Philip Carter Winery, RdV, Rogers Ford Winery, Slater Run Vineyards, Three Fox Vineyards, Vint Hill Craft Winery, and Winding Road Cellars.

Foothills Scenic Wine Trail

The trail features two small, family-run wineries in gorgeous mountain settings – Sharp Rock Vineyards (5 Sharp Rock Rd, Sperryville VA) and DuCard Vineyards (as above, 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan VA), about 5 minutes apart from each other.

Spend a relaxing afternoon with us for a unique and memorable experience. Foothills is less than two hours from Washington and Richmond and less than an hour from Charlottesville, with wonderful hiking, restaurants, antiquing, country inns, and more.

Grapes & Grains Trail

Enjoy a “spirited” escape on The Grapes & Grains Trail located in Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotsylvania. The trail includes 5 wineries and a distillery. Get A Taste of The Trail!

Enjoy how relaxing life feels in Virginia’s most “spirited” region! Grapes & Grains Trail includes five award-winning wineries and an internationally acclaimed local distillery. A self-paced tour – buy a ticket at any trail stop & visit each one at your convenience! Grapes & Grains Trail Tickets make a great gift or group trip with family and friends!

Heart of Virginia Wine Trail

Seeking great wine near Richmond? These five wineries heartily welcome you! Heart of Virginia Wine Trail is a group of six Virginia wineries located near Richmond, The Heart of Virginia! Wineries include – Grayhaven Winery, James River Cellars Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery, Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyard. It can be accessed from Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredricksburg, and Tidewater. You can tour Central Virginia’s Premier wineries on any weekend of the year. The cost for a passport ticket is $20 a person and includes a souvenir wineglass, a map of the trail, and wine tasting from all six wineries.

Loudoun’s DC Wine Country

 

Four clusters of boutique wineries are sprinkled throughout Loudoun’s bucolic countryside.

If fine wine is an art, that makes us the gallery. No visit to Loudoun is complete without a visit to our wine country. Four clusters of boutique wineries sprinkled throughout its bucolic countryside. Discover perfectly balanced varietals, surprising blends, and dessert wines. Savor the aroma of years of winemaking expertise, all while admiring the breathtaking backdrop of vineyards set against beautiful rolling hills. Continue your culinary adventure at one of Loudoun’s nine destination restaurants and savor the local flavor. Indulge in a plate of fried green tomatoes in a turn-of-the-century bank, or enjoy white cheddar stone-ground grits in an authentic 1905 mill, or rejoice in an elegant and organic farm-to-table experience overlooking the Potomac River.

Monticello Wine Trail

Over 30 vineyards and wineries await you along five trails within this one. One mini-trail per weekend? Late in his life, atop Monticello mountain located adjacent to the small hamlet of Charlottesville, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson envisioned vineyards and wines from his native state standing shoulder to shoulder with the great wines of the Old World. He planted his vineyards close to home that year, but his efforts were in vain, and his vision remained unfulfilled.

Some 200 years later, the counties surrounding Monticello were designated the Monticello ViticulturalArea(AVA), in recognition of the region’s distinguished and burgeoning wine industry. Over half of Virginia’s 2000 vineyard acres grow within the Monticello AVA, and over 30 wineries produce fine wines of national and international acclaim.

Mountain Road Wine Experience

Experience five wineries, a meadery, and a cidery with the Blue Ridge Parkway as your scenery. Adventure awaits around every bend. Sample fine wine, cider, and mead at seven locations all near the Blue Ridge Parkway. The tasting rooms and mountain air are infinitely cooler than the lowlands.

 

Nelson 151 Trail

The Nelson 151 Trail provides a convenient way to sample Nelson County’s many wineries, cideries, distilleries, and breweries all along scenic Route 151, a designated Virginia scenic byway that has become the destination for Virginia wine, craft beer, local food, and outdoor recreation lovers. The trail features six wineries, two cideries, a distillery, a meadery, and four breweries/restaurants along a beautiful stretch of scenic byway complete with Blue Ridge Mountain views and easy access to and from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s Virginia’s weekend address!

Included on the trail are Afton Mountain Vineyards, Blue Mountain Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cidery, Blue Toad Hard Cider, Brewing Tree Beer Co., Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Flying Fox Vineyard, Hill Top Berry Farm, Winery &Meadery, Silverback Distillery, Valley Road Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company.

Conveniently located just 3 hours from Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia, 2 hours from Richmond, Virginia, and 4 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina, the Nelson 151 Trail makes it easy to discover the “Sunrise Side of the Blue Ridge.”

Shenandoah County Wine Trail

Breathtaking mountain views are the backdrop for these eight award-winning wineries. Shenandoah County Wine Trail consists of eight award-winning wineries, all with breathtaking mountain views. Enjoy events such as festivals and live music. Our seven wineries make for a great weekend adventure. Enjoy Cave Ridge, Cedar Creek, Kindred Pointe, North Mountain, Muse, Wolf Gap, and the oldest in the Shenandoah Valley, and one of the first in the state, Shenandoah. The dry climate and fertile soil of the Shenandoah Valley are the perfect combinations for award-winning wines! Make the Shenandoah County Wine Trail part of your Virginia wine experience.

Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail

There are more than 20 wineries and vineyards that make up this trail through the Great Valley of Virginia. Oh, Shenandoah! Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail welcomes visitors with exciting things to see and do: Wine Tours & Tastings, Civil War battlefields, caverns, antiques, Antebellum Plantations with

unique Inns, B&B’s, and Restaurants. This historic valley is tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east and the Allegheny Mountains to the west, from the West Virginia line in the north to the James River in the south. A couple of hour’s drive west of Washington DC just past Front Royal, Virginia, lies the Shenandoah Valley and some of Virginia’s best wineries. This 200-mile stretch makes a beautiful getaway for a day or a week, with something to do for everyone!

SoVA Wine Trail

The SoVA Wine Trail, which those “in the know” refer to as “SoVA” was established in Spring 2009 by an enthusiastic group of grape growers/winemakers located in Southern Virginia. Southern Virginia is an up-and-coming grape-growing region that hosts a unique and ideal terroir for growing a vast variety of grapes for fine winemaking.

SoVA has made a name for itself bringing wine enthusiasts to Southern Virginia for a more “organic” and personal experience where guests often have the opportunity to sample and learn about award-winning wines alongsideSoVA’s winemakers and vineyard owners.

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