Blue Valley Vineyards

Last weekend we had the opportunity for a short visit to beautiful Delaplane, VA to finally check out the newest vineyard in the area– Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery.  Blue Valley opened this past Spring (April) and has been steadily gaining notoriety in the region for it’s stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains, their well-crafted wines,…

Two Twisted Posts Winery

The town of Purcellville has no shortage of entertainment– it is home to a wide array of boutiques, restaurants, farmer’s markets, breweries and festivals.  With endless opportunities to discover this historic Virginia town it’s no wonder that the winery scene is booming.  The flourishing wine industry draws locals, tourists, DC and MD residents, dogs, and even…

Crushed Cellars

A few weeks ago we stopped into Crushed Cellars in the Waterford Cluster.  This small, family-owned and operated winery is located literally on Route 9 in Purcellville, VA.  We were en route to another destination and decided to stop in based on the good things we’ve been hearing within the wine blogging community.  We were glad we…

Creeks Edge Winery

On Friday evening we had the pleasure of visiting Creeks Edge Winery in Lovettsville for the first time.  We were not disappointed.  The family owned and operated winery is located along the edge of the Catoctin Creek in Loudoun County and opened its doors about one year ago for business.  This place knows what they are doing!…

8 Chains North

A few weeks ago we made our way out to the Purcellville/Leesburg area for a wine pick-up at the Barns at Hamilton Station and opted to swing by 8 Chains North Winery for a tasting.  We hadn’t been there in a few years and have been hearing some great things about their current wines, plus it was…

Dog-Friendly Wineries in Virginia

We recently had a request for more information on which Northern Virginia wineries are dog-friendly.  You ask, we deliver.  Even though many of these wineries are listed as dog-friendly, here are a few tips on bringing your pup to a winery: Many wineries will designate on their website what their pet policies are.  Make sure…

Boxwood Estate Winery

Boxwood Estate Winery is located just past the town of Middleburg in premier Virginia horse country.  The estate is also responsible for the ownership of The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shops located in Reston Town Center and at the National Harbor.  We have been to the wine bars before and sampled some of their varietals, but hadn’t actually…

Greenhill Winery and Vineyards

We had an opportunity this past weekend to do some wine tasting with a few friends and decided upon the Middleburg AVA.  We are making a habit to revisit some of our favorite wineries from the past in order to check out their current tasting menus and to make sure we are keeping our readers…

A Guide to the Perfect Day in DC’s Wine Country

Loudoun County is home to over 40 wineries and tasting rooms and has officially earned the title of “DC’s Wine Country”.  Divided into 6 wine clusters, Loudoun has quickly put itself on the map for both Virginian’s and tourists that are looking to blend a wine-tasting experience with the rich history of Virginia and the natural…

Winery at La Grange and Pearmund Cellars

Recently we ventured down the road to some local wineries– The Winery at LaGrange  in Haymarket and Pearmund Cellars in Warrenton.  The day was the perfect combination of two classic, yet extremely bold and creative Virginia wineries on a wet and chilly afternoon. We began our day at The Winery at LaGrange in Haymarket.  This convenient winery has always…