Close your eyes and imagine this: a crisp, fall breeze and the bright sunshine warming you up while you sip on a glass of wine and look out onto beautiful views of Virginia’s countryside. Sounds pretty nice, huh? Trust me, your well-deserved day of rest, relaxation, and red wine may come sooner than you think.

Virginia is home to more than 300 wineries with nearly 4,000 acres of vineyards, which makes our home state the sixth-largest wine region in the United States. This transitional autumn season is the perfect time to grab your friends for an excursion to these Northern Virginia wineries… because the best wines are the ones we drink with friends!

 

 

 

 

Creeks Edge Winery

Located in historic Taylorstown in Loudoun County, Creek’s Edge sits along Catoctin creek and the foothills of Furnace Mountain. On Sundays throughout the month of November, you can enjoy their Acoustic Sunday Sessions while enjoying chef-inspired food and award-winning wines. Due to social distancing safety precautions, reservations are encouraged, yet not required.

41255 Annas Lane, Lovettsville, VA, 20180

 

The Winery at Bull Run

The Winery at Bull Run is the closest winery to Washington D.C. and offers beautiful views and historical tours. It is open for outdoor seating only and reservations are required Friday – Sunday. Their lawn area at Hillwood Park does not require reservations and is perfect for a blanket picnic with friends. Through November 12th, the winery is hosting Haunted Wine Tours telling Civil War tales of the Manassas Battlefield and stories of the hallowed grounds. Lantern-led, this tour includes a glass of wine to enjoy while touring the winery. Learn more here.

15950 Lee Highway (Rt. 29), Centreville, VA, 20120

 

Stone Tower Winery

Picturesque and dog friendly! Stone Tower’s Harvest Barn is open to non-members to enjoy an extensive list of wines and a delicious barbeque menu. Stone Tower overlooks the vineyards, pond, and neighboring mountains, setting the scene for a great day in wine country.

19925 Hogback Mountain Road, Leesburg, VA, 20175