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Tours & Tastings
Northern Virginia wine country is vast, offering you plenty of options when it comes to wine tasting. With over 100 wineries scattered over a thousand square miles, it makes for the perfect weekend getaway destination.More
Hotels & Resorts
With the vast region, comes plenty of options from 5-star resorts that offer golf, spas and fine dining from all the major hotel operators. But it's always fun to enjoy one of the local B&Bs as you'll feel like to you stepped back into history.More
Bars & Restaurants
Many small towns scattered about Northern Virginia offer an amazing culinary scene, allowing to dine the best of American, French, Italian and Asian cuisines.More
Transportation & Tour Companies
With several major airports in the area, shuttle and tour operators and ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, you have plenty of choices to get around this region.More
Northern Virginia's seasons
Know what the best season is to visit Northern Virginia and what to wear.
(November - February) One of the slowest seasons, you'll enjoy open roads and temps in the high 20's to the low 40's. Leave extra time between destinations as you can run into icy roads and snow.
(March - May) As temps warm up, ranging from high 40's to the low 60's the air is clear, the vines are starting to wake up and it's release season, so expect the traffic to pick up, but tolerable.
(June - August) This is peak season, so we recommend that you plan ahead by booking your hotel stay, your tours and tastings. The weather can reach to the high 90's with humidity, so be sure to dress for the weather and stay hydrated.
(September - October) The fall season is one of the prettiest times to visit this region because of the fall colors and the later in fall the better as tourist traffic falls off, leaving you to feel like the only one in the tasting room. Dress in layers as the mornings are cold with afternoon temps rising to the low 50's to low 60's.
Northern Virginia's travel tips
Traveling to Northern Virginia
- Arriving in the Northern Virginia wine region gives you plenty of airports to point your compass to. One of the most popular is Dulles (IAD), but if you plan on checking out DC's popular historical sites and museums, you should also consider Baltimore (BWI) or Reagan International (DCA). If flying privately, there's plenty of options to choose from in the area like Leesburg Executive Airpirt (JYO).
- There are bus chartering companies that you can book to take you about the wine region or use popular ride-sharing apps like Lyft or Uber, but do expect to wait some time after your visit to each property due to the vast size of the area.
- In this region, there are no public, scheduled buses to get you around wine country, so private is your best choice.
About Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia's wine country sits barely an hour outside the nation's capital, yet somehow feels like exploring a secret world. Winding back roads open into bucolic scenes that seem ripped from an old landscape painting. Between the Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail, and perfectly preserved sites like George Washington's Mount Vernon, Waterford Village and Harper's Ferry National Historical Park, it's easy to forget what year it is. Yet with the National Air and Space Museum, Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts, and of course, Washington, D.C., also nearby, it's just as easy to immerse yourself in some distinctly modern pleasures as well.
And dotted throughout this dynamic landscape are some of Virginia's most respected wineries. The rolling hills, with rich soils from eons of granite and sandstone erosion, gives good air and drainage for wine grapes. Add the moderate winters and a generous growing season and the result is very productive ground for wines that reflect Virginia's position as the midpoint between the Old World and the new.