Northern Virginia’s rich soil makes it home to flavorful blends, serene vineyard landscapes, and some authentic local creations that you can only find here. Many lush vineyards and gorgeous wineries are located within 35 minutes of The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Whether you are looking for a unique atmosphere or simply some of the best wineries in Northern Virginia, the area surrounding our inn has something for everyone. Go as a couple or group to get a taste of what Northern Virginia has to offer!
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8 of the Best Vineyards in Northern VA
Linden Vineyards can best be described as a romantic oasis. Situated in the Virginia Blue Ridge, this vineyard offers a tranquil mountaintop environment. Established in 1981, the goal of Linden Vineyards was to express the forces of earth, weather, and wine in a bottle. You can test this poetic sentiment at one of the vineyard’s tasting options. Tastings are available for a fee of $8 or $25 for the reserve cellar. Tours are given every weekend, making it the perfect stop during your weekend getaway.
Glen Manor Vineyards
Glen Manor Vineyards combines great views and great wines. This 212-acre vineyard is located on the western side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a glen surrounded by mountains. Therefore, the tasting room features a peaceful view of the rolling hills while the farm has a beautiful view of Shenandoah National Park. The vineyard offers tastings every day except Tuesdays for a small fee. Pack a picnic and relax at one of the best vineyards in Northern VA as you try some decadent award-winning wines.
Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards
Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards will allow you to relax your mind, body, and soul at an awe-inspiring foothills location with great views and premier wines. This mountain getaway offers picturesque scenery as well as decadent tasting experiences. Naked Mountain is open year round with varying times depending on the seasons. Pack a picnic for the $10 tasting during the summer months, or cozy up by the fire with a glass of wine and famously catered lasagna during the winter!
Rappahannock Cellars is one of our favorite vineyards in Northern VA because it is known for revolutionizing Virginia wine. Its wines have been the recipients of many prestigious awards including gold, silver, and best of medals in a variety of local, regional, national, and even international competitions. To try these award-winning wines, Rappahannock Cellars offers a premium tasting for just $10. Be sure to snag a reservation if you’re visiting with a group larger than seven. You can also upgrade to a private tour or an open tour that will include a presentation of wines, tour of the cellar, and take-home Rappahannock Cellars wine glass.
Fox Meadow Vineyards
Fox Meadow Vineyards is another of the award-winning vineyards in Northern VA. Receive a memorable and personal wine tasting experience here. Beautiful views from the outdoor deck of the vineyards and surrounding forests. You are sure to get a unique tasting experience every visit since they rotate the wines that are on the tasting sheet from week to week!
Chester Gap Cellars
A visit to Chester Gap Cellars will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. The northernmost vineyard in Rappahannock County, this vineyard stands at an elevation of over 1,000 feet. Its open-air patio lets you breathe in the crisp mountain air as you taste some delectable hand-crafted wines, such as innovative blends of Viognier, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
Valerie Hill Vineyard and Winery
Valerie Hill Vineyard and Winery is the closest of the vineyards in Northern VA to The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Just a 10-minute drive from the inn, Valerie Hill is a family-owned operation based in a Federal-style brick manor that dates back to 1807. Enjoy a glass of award-winning wine as well as a lite fare menu with special weekend food offerings. Be sure to visit between 11 am and 6 pm from Monday through Thursday, with varying weekend closing times.
Arterra Wines offers an incredibly unique tasting experience that features both eco art and wine together in one event. Play with clay and connect with your creativity while you indulge in some high-quality and limited-production wines. The artwork is entirely handmade. It is created from a variety of media, like ceramics, paintings, etched glass, and carved wine barrels!
After Visiting These Vineyards in Northern VA
After enjoying a few glasses (or a bottle!) at one of these vineyards in Northern VA, come back to The Inn at Vaucluse Spring for a lovely nature retreat. Enjoy pond views, cozy rooms, and some quality time with your loved ones at this scenic bed and breakfast getaway!