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Virginia Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Virginia Wine tasting & winery tours

From DC: Virginia Wine Country Tour with Tastings

1. From DC: Virginia Wine Country Tour with Tastings

Step away from the big city crowds to spend a relaxed day in the countryside. Join this guided tour departing from Washington DC and travel to two traditional vineyards in the state of Virginia. Learn about the history and production process of each site, and taste their delicious wines. Board a van and take in the views as you leave behind the tall buildings of the city and drive into the lush countryside of Virginia. Visit two wineries, where you'll learn about the local history of wine production and tour their facilities to acquire a better understanding of winemaking. Enjoy fascinating guided tastings and snacks at both locations, with the possibility to purchase lunch if you're feeling hungry.

Virginia Capital Trail: Nature/History tour via bike w/ wine

2. Virginia Capital Trail: Nature/History tour via bike w/ wine

Visit Charles City County and the beautiful James River, rightly called The River Where America Began. From the geological formations of the river, to the Native Americans of the Algonquin Nation who called this home some 15,000 years before Englishmen arrived, to the Africans who arrived in chains to carry the cotton and tobacco industries, face the inspiring and sometimes uncomfortable truths of history.  Next, reflect on the VCU’s Rice Rivers Center and their work on water quality and preserving the health of all rivers. Then bike on to Historic Westover Parish Church, established in 1613. After your tour along the trail the group will come together at Upper Shirley Vineyard for a glass of wine and an optional lunch. You will have wheeled through 400 years of history to a modern vineyard for wine with new friends.

From Washington, DC: Virginia Wine Country Private Day-Trip

3. From Washington, DC: Virginia Wine Country Private Day-Trip

Take pleasure in a complementary hotel pick up (within DC city limits) and transfer to the wineries in Loudoun County, Virginia. Hotel pick-up is at 10:00 AM with approximately an hour's drive to the wineries. Enjoy complimentary individual bottled water and light snacks along the way as you travel in the comfort of a luxurious SUV with a multi-lingual chauffeur. Select three of six wineries for your tour: Doukénie Winery, Sunset Hills and Bluemont Wineries in Purcelville or Fabbiolli Cellars, Hidden Brook and Tarara Winery in Leesburg.  Upon arrival at each winery, their team will provide you with a tour of the winery. Wine tastings are often available for an additional fee. This experience will last roughly nine hours. To wrap up, you will be dropped off at your DC location around 07:00 PM.

From Baltimore: Patapsco Region Wine Tour with Lunch

4. From Baltimore: Patapsco Region Wine Tour with Lunch

Discover the wine culture of Maryland on a guided wine-tasting tour. Visit two famous wineries and sample the best local wines paired with delicious lunch. After boarding a bus, start your journey towards the Patapsco region and admire the scenic views of the mountains. Enjoy a sip of their most classic red and white wines, a refreshing treat during the summer. During the tour, listen to knowledgable winemakers who will explain the history of Maryland wine and the process of harvesting the grapes. You will hear about the traditional cellar methods and famous wines like Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc, etc. At the end of this unique tour experience, sit back and relax as you are driven back to your pickup location.

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