If you are wondering what to do with your long summer evenings, weekend, or even your vacation time this year, then take a look at these Top Virginia Wineries! Not only is a trip to wine country a great way to spend time relaxing and enjoying the good company of family, friends, or colleagues, there are also some exceptionally tasty samples on offer.
This could be the most well-known winery in Virginia. Located on an estate that dates as far back as the 18th century, it is owned by the Zonin family. It has been highly acclaimed for a high-standard of wines produced on the stunning grounds. Visit their website for the latest prices and opening dates and times.
Boxwood Estate (Middleburg)
Another property with a rich heritage from the 18th century, Boxwood Estates is home to a 28-acre vineyard. Wine tastings are available from just $10 per person. If you want a sneak preview before you visit, you can take a virtual tour on their website.
Blenheim Vineyards (Charlottesville)
Owned by the legendary rock star Dave Matthews, this tranquil setting has a range of historic buildings that you can tour when visiting. The vineyard is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Charlottesville. Tastings here start from just $6. If you are part of a group, it is always a good idea to book in advance due to the vineyard’s immense popularity.
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Situated in the hills of Loudon County, this is one of the largest wineries in the entire state. Boasting nearly 20 different varieties of grape, there is something to suit all tastes here. For a basic drop-in tasting session, the prices start at $10. They do operate a seasonal opening schedule, so it is best to check in advance for the current opening times.
Early Mountain Winery (Madison)
If you truly want an eclectic range to sample from, try the Early Mountain Winery. Here, you can choose from a range of wines originating onsite as well as other local wineries (including those mentioned earlier in this list). Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, is the proud owner of this wonderful destination that also serves up some wonderful food.
Though we have only highlighted five wineries in Virginia, there are over 250 wineries in the state from which to choose. Virginia residents and visitors are truly fortunate!