The rolling hills and mountains of Northern Virginia boast some of the best terroir in North America for growing wine grapes. Within the expansive valleys and beautiful foliage, Northern Virginia wine tours are bound to amaze you. You will leave saying, “Virginia is for Wine Lovers!” Here is your ultimate guide to the best Northern Virginia wine tours and tastings.
Linden Vineyards stands established on a deserted hardscrabble farm atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. Led by owner Jim Law, the staff at Linden Vineyards works hard to create wines that convey the forces of nature. Through this expression, wine takes its natural stage, pouring a story into every glass. Tours begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Front Royal, VA
Next on the Northern Virginia wine tour is Glen Manor. Situated near a western ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the vines thrive on the sloping hills with their roots planted in rocky soil. On their most prestigious plot, known as Hodder Hill, Glen Manor produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The winery is open from April through November on Wednesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. December through March, the winery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Naked Mountain Winery and Vineyards
Resting on 41 acres of the Blue Ridge Mountains, breathtaking views surround the Naked Mountain Winery and Vineyards. Come and enjoy the picnic areas, refreshing mountain air, and beautiful scenery during the warm months. If you plan to visit during winter, stop by to sip samples by the grand fireplace in the chalet-style tasting room. Naked Mountain Winery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rappahannock Cellars strives to craft wines with depth and elegance. The family behind the label devotes themselves to the art of revolutionizing Virginia wine. The winery is open 361 days a year from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays until 6 p.m.
Chester Gap Cellars
Front Royal, VA
Surpassing 1,000 feet of elevation, Chester Gap Cellars is a perfect destination for day-trippers or weekenders looking for a quiet getaway. This intimate Northern Virginia winery and vineyard produces Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a few blends for you to taste. The winery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Valerie Hill Vineyard and Winery
Stephens City, VA
Valerie Hill is committed to creating wines that are true to the Northern Virginia terroir. Classic reds like Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot highlight the winemaker’s artistry. Vibrant whites like Vidal Blanc and Chardonnay make for delicious summer evenings. You can visit them Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After These Northern Virginia Wine Tours, Stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring
Embarking on Northern Virginia wine tours is hard yet delicious work! After you have enjoyed several of our local wineries, The Inn at Vaucluse Spring in Stephens City, VA, is ready to accommodate your every need. Check out our room specials and book now! Need some ideas for things to do after touring the local wineries? No problem! Our Vacation Guide has plenty of fresh ideas to make your northern Virginia vacation the best yet.