Celebrate Virginia Wine!
Join us in celebrating Virginia Wine Month this October! It’s the perfect time for all wine lovers to experience the very best of Virginia winemaking during dozens of state-wide events, including festivals, special dinners, vineyard tours, tastings and much more.
Here are 6 ways to take advantage of October Virginia Wine Month!
1. Visit a Winery!
The best way to try Virginia wine is right at the source and with nearly 300 wineries across the state, it’s easy to find a winery to visit. Follow one of the many wine trails or visit a winery off the beaten path.
2. Hop on a wine trail
Virginia is decorated by more than 3,800 acres of sweeping vineyards views and more than 17 different wine trails. The best way to experience Virginia wine for yourself is to pick a trail and get started on an epic wine getaway. Better yet, hire a driver so you can taste responsibly!
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3. Stamp your pass/passport
One of the most over-looked bargains is a Virginia Wine Pass. With over 100 participating wineries, each providing free tastings or BOGO tastings, discounts on wine and so much more! The pass is good for a year and it is good for you and a companion…what a deal. For a chance to win a free 2018 Virginia Wine Pass, check out NOVA Confidential Sweepstakes Blog.
Also, New this fall, purchase a three-day or annual D.C.’s Wine Country Passport, which provides discounts and special offers at 20 wineries in Loudoun County. The passport connects visitors to a variety of wineries that offer tasting rooms in everything from rustic barns and intimate cellars to architecturally stunning facilities overlooking the countryside.
4. Wine & Dine
Wine and food go hand-in-hand. One of the best ways to experience Virginia wine this October is to sip it while enjoying an amazing Virginia meal. Check out one of the many wineries in Virginia with full-service restaurants for a delicious experience.
A few wineries with restaurants:
- Chateau Morrisette
- Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards
- Early Mountain Vineyards
- Barboursville Vineyards
- Upper Shirley Vineyards
- 868 Estate Vineyards
- Veritas Vineyards
- Williamsburg Winery
- Try the Triple Threat of Chocolate, Wine and Cheese at the Little Washington Winery in Northern Virginia.
- Virginia Cider & Virginia Wine at Foggy Ridge Cider in Southwest Virginia hosts wines from Blenheim Vineyards for a “Vine versus Tree Pop-up Pairing”
- Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the charming streets of coastal Urbanna for an oyster and wine tasting experience
- Try a new Wine and Cheese Pairing every Friday and Saturday at Feast!Virginia in Charlottesville throughout October