Travel The Wine Trails Of Virginia

Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley produces some of the finest wine to be found in the world. The Virginia Wine Association has organized several wine tours throughout the Valley which are great ways to both enjoy the many vineyards and wineries and to also take in the gorgeous views and quaint towns along the way.

The Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop

This trail winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains of the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This loop features stops at rural Virginia treasures including wineries, a whiskey distillery, hometown eateries, and some incredible scenic vistas. Stop-offs at Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah River are absolutely essential to truly experience the beauty of the Valley.

Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop

Starting Point: Visitor Center, Luray VA

Stop 1: Wisteria Winery & Vineyard

Where to Dine: Thornton River Grille, Sperryville, VA

Bonus Stop: Sharp Rock Winery and DuCard Vineyards

Stop 2: Copper Fox Distillery

Stop 3: Gadino Cellars Winery & Vineyard

Stop 4: Rappahannock Cellars

Stop 5: Chester Gap Cellars

Stop 6: Glen Manor Winery & Vineyard

Where to Dine: Artisans Grill, Luray, VA

Blue Ridge WineWay

This is Virginia’s idea of California’s Napa Wine Trail. Located about an hour west of Washington D.C., the Blue Ridge WineWay makes a perfect day trip or weekend outing. The Blue Ridge WineWay consists of eight vineyards located in Rappahonnock and Culepper counties of Virginia.

• Unicorn Winery

• Rappahannock Cellars

• Pearmund Cellars

• Molon Lave Winery

• Oasis Winery

• Mediterranean Cellars

• LaGrange Winery

• Gray Ghost Vineyards

Heart of Virginia Wine Trail

This wine trail travels through the east-central part of Virginia visiting six Virginia wineries located near Richmond, Virginia’s state capital. This wine trail is very convenient from Richmond, Charlottesville, Washington D.C. and the Tidewater areas of Virginia. The wineries of the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail are open every weekend of the year, as well as weekdays during the summer.

• Weston Farm Vineyard and Winery

• Mattaponi Winery

• Lake Anna Winery

• James River Cellars Winery

• Grayhaven Winery

• Cooper Vineyards

Fauquier County Wine Trail

This wine trail winds through some of the most gorgeous country in Virginia. Right in the heart of Virginia’s horse country, visit more than twenty vineyards and wineries enjoying incredible vistas and views from each one.

• Vint Hill Craft Winery

• Vintage Ridge

• Three Fox Vineyards

• Philip Carter Winery

• Rogers Ford Winery

• Piedmont Vineyards

• Pearmund Cellars

• Naked Cellars

• Morais Vineyard

• Molon Lave

• Miracle Valley

• Mediterranean Cellars

• Marterella

• Linden Vineyards

• Granite Heights Winery

• Fox Meadow

• Hume Vineyards

• Desert Rose

• Delaplane Cellars

• Cobbler Mountain

• Chateau O’Brien

• Capitol Vineyards

• Boxwood

• Barrel Oak

• Aspen Dale

General’s Wine and History Trail

This wine trail is a little different than the others because for this one, wineries have banded together not only to provide a great group of vineyards and wineries to visit, but also a trail of historic heritage as well. This wine and history trail allows visitors to experience our national history and some of the nation’s best wines all together at the same time. These great wineries invite all visitors to appreciate the beautiful scenery, the Civil War history, and the award winning wines of Virginia.

• Veramar Vineyard

• Winery at La Grange

• Three Fox Vineyards

• Swedenburg Estate Vineyard

• Sunset Hills Vineyard

• Fox Meadow Winery

• Philip Carter Winery

• Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery

Virginia Wine Trails provide a wonderful way for wine lovers to visit the vineyards and wineries of Virginia and try their award-winning wines. Whether it’s a cabernet or a chardonnay, Virginia’s wine country will have something to suit the taste of even the most discerning palate.

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