Visit This Southeastern Destination For A Scenic Wine Vacation

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or you're a novice looking for a fun-filled getaway, taking a wine vacation in Virginia's scenic Loudoun County is bound to be a delightful getaway. Just outside the nation's capital in the northeastern corner of Virginia, the county is considered "DC's wine country." With around 50+ wineries, Loudoun County contains more than 850 acres of vineyard vines, making Virginia the 8th U.S. state with the most wineries.

Loudoun's soil and landscape are inherently made for vineyards to thrive on. While touring the vineyards of Loudoun or indulging in the fabulous local dining, you'll come across grapes such as Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Norton. Not only is the county known for its abundance of delicious wine, but it is also known for its impeccable hospitality scene. Get to know the local winemakers, learn about the fermentation process, escape to one of Loudon's luxury resorts, and, all the while, sip on some fantastic vino.

Unique Vineyard experiences in Loudoun County

Loudoun County offers a whole lot to do around wine beyond just drinking it, although there is plenty of opportunity for that as well. Across the county, you'll find picturesque escapes offering you the chance to experience wine in new, unique ways.

For a delicious meal accompanied by the perfect wine pairings, we recommend you book a reservation at The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek. This boutique culinary winery is just 10 minutes out from the county's seat in Leesburg and an hour's drive from D.C. Executive Chef, Christian Evans crafts a unique four-course, farm-to-table meal from the vineyard's garden. Each course is paired with a perfect complementary wine.

For something a little more laid-back and community-oriented, spend a Friday night at Walsh Family Wine's meadow in Purcellville, Virginia. This Loudoun-based wine company offers what they call "Firepit Fridays" where you can purchase one of their self-guided wine flights, pull up a chair beside their outdoor firepits, and enjoy a picnic dinner.

Best wine tours in Loudoun County

Can you really call it a "wine vacation" without taking a wine tour? Let a professional guide show you exactly where to go, what to know, and what to drink with one of Loudoun County's exceptional wine tours. For a top-rated experience, hop on one of DeVine's guided tours through Loudoun County. Book a private group tour and embark on a day's worth of wine-filled fun. DeVine's hospitable staff takes care of the entire day's itinerary including transportation, lunch, professional photography, and winery tastings.

Another superb wine tour is with Cork and Keg. This award-winning tour offers luxury transportation and a customized itinerary depending on your group's interests. Everything, from refilling your wine glass to making venue reservations, is handled with the highest quality service by Cork and Keg's team.

There's so much to do, see, eat, and drink in this little pocket of Virginia. Book your trip to Loudoun County and prepare yourself to relax and un-wine. Apologies, we couldn't finish this article without at least one wine pun, but what pairs better with wine than something a little cheesy? Okay, now we're really done.