12 Wineries To Try In DC, RVA, CVille & Va Beach


1. Barboursville Vineyards


17655 Winery Rd Barboursville, Virginia 22923
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To discover Octagon and what it represents, is the founding charter to which this estate is dedicated, without preference, and with no ambition other than the honest passion to elicit the beauty of this ground.

2. New Kent Winery

8400 Old Church Road New Kent, VA 23124
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Extraordinary, award-winning wines. A beautiful, unique winery steeped in the region’s history. The winery itself, designed by Williamsburg architect John Hopke, has been modeled to reflect an earlier time when wine-making was common in the New Kent, Virginia region.

3. Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery


43277 Spinks Ferry Rd Leesburg, VA 20176
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Taste Lost Creek wine in the 1500 square foot Tasting Room, complete with fireplace and rotating exhibits of regional art. Stay to enjoy a glass or bottle under the wisteria or by the fountains and fire pits found on our patios or pavilions.

4. Grace Estate Winery

5273 Mount Juliet Farm Crozet, 22932
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All Grace Estate wines are made from grapes grown on site at Mount Juliet Farm in Crozet, Virginia. The vineyards are as old as 14th leaf, are planted on various soils, and are between elevations of 750-1,000 ft. The white varietals are Viognier, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, and Vidal; red varietals are Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

5. Williamsburg Winery


5800 Wessex Hundred Williamsburg, VA 23185
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The Williamsburg Winery has been rated for the “Sixth” consecutive year “As one of the Worlds Best Wine Producers” by Decanter Magazine of London, 2007-2012. Wines produced there are appealing to a broad range of wine lovers from the occasional wine drinker to the enthusiast with production of over 60,000 cases annually.

6. Doukenie Winery


14727 Mountain Road Purcellville, VA 20132
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You may visit for the wine. But you’ll want to stay for the scenery and the experience. Located just a short drive from Washington, DC, you almost forget you’re so close to one of the most powerful cities in the world.

7. Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery

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9423 Batesville Road Afton, Virginia 22920
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Cardinal Point takes great pride in creating high quality, delicious, and food-friendly wines. But they take the most pleasure in creating wines that put a smile on customers’ faces, and that inspire the chef in all of us to achieve the perfect pairing of wine and food.

8. Saude Creek Vineyards


16230 Cooks Mill Rd Lanexa, VA 23089
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Saude’ Creek is a privately owned and operated vineyard and winery located on the Pamunkey River in historic New Kent County, Virginia. The climate and mineral-rich clay soils of the Tidewater area contribute to their complex, food-friendly wines.

9. Flying Fox Vineyard


27 Chapel Hollow Road Afton, Virginia 22920
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Flying Fox Vineyard is six and a half acres, planted to red varieties. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc are trained to a Smart-Dyson trellis and the Petit Verdot is on VSP (vertically shoot positioned) trellis.

10. King Family Vineyards


6550 Roseland Farm Crozet, Virginia 22932
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King Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated boutique winery located in Crozet, Virginia that specializes in producing small batches of ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable qualities of nearly 100% estate grown fruit.

11. Hillsborough Vineyards


36716 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, Virginia 20132
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Hillsborough Vineyards is a family owned vineyard and winery specializing in the small batch production of complex wines that are in harmony with the terroir of Virginia.

12. Thistle Gate Vineyard


5199 West River Rd. Rt. 6 Scottsville, 24590
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Thistle Gate’s family-owned and tended vineyard is located in Fluvanna County near historic Scottsville, Va. They are dedicated to growing high quality grapes and producing premier wines. Thistle Gate’s wines are handcrafted using traditional techniques and aged to maturity in French and American Oak.

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