VA Wine Country: 22 Tasting Room Tidbits not to Miss in 2015
2015 is just around the corner, folks! Instead of lamenting the fact that we still (still!) do not have flying cars or jetpacks, we thought we’d celebrate the twenty two days left in 2014 by counting down twenty two tidbits that make Virginia Wine Country the awesome tourist destination it is!
We sincerely hope you’ll consider this a checklist for the year ahead: twenty two places every VA wine lover must visit and a short reason why it’s well worth the trip.
868 Estate Vineyards: The Grill – the casual food venue at the winery- boasts one of the best black bean burgers around.
Attimo Winery: Vertical Mondays – a great way to start the week! This reoccurring event offers three vintages of the same wine.
Barrel Oak Winery: Thursday night from 6-8pm is “Ladies Night Out”
Boxwood Estate Winery: The cave—constructed below ground and circular—is a must see!
Chateau Morrisette: The Black Dog Music Festivals—a highlight of summer
Creek’s Edge Winery: The rustic façade (heavy timbers and a silo) give way to a magnificent spiral staircase.
Desert Rose Winery: The “million dollar” tasting room bar features money collected from around the world.
Good Luck Cellars: The tasting room has nearly 3,000 square feet of outdoor patio space!
Greenhill Winery: The Picnic Packages
Hidden Brook Winery: The tasting room is a log cabin built entirely from the ground up by its owners.
Ingleside Winery: The courtyard, complete with pea gravel, fountain, greenery and draped lights, is an idyllic spot for year ‘round sipping.
Loving Cup Vineyard and Winery: The first winery in Virginia to be certified organic
Molon Lave Vineyards: The perfect pitcher of Sangria.
New Kent Winery: The winery is constructed from pre-civil war era bricks and pine beams dating back to the 1850s.
Notavivia Vineyards: A perfect fusion of music, wine, and passion – they boast not only a build in performance stage, but a professional recording studio.
Ox – Eye Vineyards: The upstairs of the tasting room also serves as an art gallery featuring Virginia artists.
Peaks of Otter Winery: A perfect family spot – this working farm has animals of all types
Potomac Point Winery: Every Mom and Dad’s dream – the Lil’ Buds Room
Prince Michel Winery: 1st Sunday of the Month Brunch
Rebec Winery: Every bottle of wine is still produced entirely by hand.
Shenandoah Vineyards: This is oldest winery in the Shenandoah and third oldest in the state.
The Winery at Bull Run: Award winning Virginia wine right next door to incomparable Civil War historical sites.
Winery 32: A true family affair, the tasting room at this winery—which was named in part because the first planting coincided with the owners’ 32nd wedding anniversary—is home to stunning pieces of original art done by the owners’ daughter.