VA wine country trip this Sunday: winery and lunch suggestions?
Some friends and I are going to spend Sunday touring around some wineries in VA, we will be coming from central DC in a car, with a designated driver.
I am looking for:
-recommendations for specific wineries (we are quite open, not big connaisseurs)
-recommendation for a place to eat lunch - or is it better to pack a picnic?
All advice is appreciated, thanks!!
What county in Virginia are you looking to go to???? Like Northern Virginia- Warren Co? Loudoun? Or more toward Charlottesville??
I have really enjoyed Paradise Springs in Fairfax, but it isn't very close to many other wineries. Out in Warren- Barrell Oak, Linden, Fox Meadows are worth a stop. Linden or BOW. Glen Manor of course just won the Governor's Cup and would be a great choice too.
Our only experience was at Tarara winery, but it was great. We did the premium tasting, which takes place in a really nice dining room with a view, instead of the normal one which is not as exciting looking. Highly recommended.
I like 8 Chains North and HiddenCroft in Loudon with a stop at Magnolia's at the Mill in Purcellville for lunch.
We ended up packing a picnic lunch, and very much enjoyed Three Foxes and Linden. Less impressed by the cheezier Barrel Oak. Three Foxes had the biggest tasting (10 wines for $7), multiple games (bocce, cornhole, etc.) and nice picnic spots, and hammocks and a swing next to a beautiful spring! What a fun outing.
Also happened to pass by this apple donuts place, where the apple donuts were indeed spectacular.
Thanks for the advice!