A favorite activity of many Washingtonians and visitors to DC is summer wine tours to the Virginia wine country. Summer visitors descend on Washington from all over the country, and local wineries get crowded. You can visit several excellent wineries to sample their superb wines by venturing further out toward West Virginia. Add a touch of luxury to your wine country tour and book private limo transportation with Tangier Transportation Services.
Tangier Transportation is a premier private transportation company that provides comprehensive services throughout the Washington metropolitan area. When your weekend plans include touring area wineries, reserving private transportation with us is your best option. Our professional chauffeurs are dedicated to providing our clients with quality service. The vehicles in our fleet can comfortably accommodate large and small groups. We feature luxury sedans, SUVs, sprinters, and coach buses. Our vehicles feature plush, leather seating, WiFi, and XM Radio. Your tour will be enjoyable, safe, and you don’t have to think about driving after sampling your favorite wines.
Scenic Drive Tour
The Philip Carter Winery family has been producing wine since 1762. The flagship wine Cleve is a favorite with local wine lovers. The Winery is in Hume, along with the Desert Rose Ranch & Winery. The horseshoe bar features a western theme. Have lunch at Griffin Tavern for American and British pub-style fare. Chester Gap Cellars in Royal features excellent Petit Verdot and stunning views from 1,000 feet above sea level.
Stay Away From Crowds
The Twisted Posts Winery in Purcellville is a small winery with one of the finest Chardonnays in the region. Two miles away is Notaviva Vineyards, with outdoor decks, a lovely pond, and picnic tables. The Vincero Viognier is a favorite. Breaux Vineyards features exceptional wines and Cajun-style cuisine. The weekend menu includes soups, sandwiches, and appetizers. Request a drive around 18th-century Waterford village on the way back to Washington.
The Chesapeake Bay and Potomac Loop
Three counties form a triangle between the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac. Visit two wineries, the Drum Point Lighthouse, and enjoy views of the water. The Port of Leonardtown Winery is a winery co-op on a creek in a scenic park. Their Chambourcin is a favorite with visitors. The Romano Vineyard & Winery in Brandywine produces sweet wines and excellent dry, red wines.
Leesburg and Shenandoah Loop
The Wild Hare Hard Cider tasting room is at Market Station in Leesburg. Unique varieties of cider are available to sample. Corcoran Vineyards & Cider produces different varieties of hard cider and apple wine. The patio is the perfect picnic spot to enjoy your favorites. Fabbioli Cellars offers themed food pairing to complement their whimsical hard ciders. Berry Good Friends is an exciting cross between Prosecco, cider, and wine.
Wine Tours For Foodies
North of Leesburg is Luckett, a small, charming hamlet with a few wineries and a diverse food selection await. Winery 32 features a small but tempting menu and Gloria’s Sunshine, a delectable peach wine. Gluten-free and vegetarian items are available. The Winery offers panoramic views of the countryside from the expansive windows and spacious outdoor deck.
Wineries For Dog Lovers
A Virginia law makes it legal for winery owners to allow dogs in their tasting rooms. Vino9Market in Paeonian Springs allows dogs to socialize with other dogs and their owners on the patio. Maggie Malick Wine Caves in Purcellville hosts Dog Aquatic Competitions. Dogs can sample treats in the tasting cave or the outside tent area when there’s no event. Their humans can sample wine and enjoy live music.
A tour of Annapolis wineries needs more planning since two of the wineries are appointment only, and all three are only open on Saturday. Great Frogs Winery offers staff-led tastings and a patio for picnic lunches. About two hours should be devoted to touring Vineyards at Dodon in Davidsonville. Tours of the 555-acre farm and leisurely tastings are part of the tour. Finish the tour at Thanksgiving Farm Winery in Harwood to sample six of their fine wines.
Leaf Peeper Wineries
Autumn winery tours begin at Bluemont Vineyards in Bluemont. Outside food isn’t allowed, but they serve cheeses, meats, bread, and a Sunday brunch. Twin Oaks Tavern Winery in a stone house in Bluemont has views of the Shenandoah Valley. Plan on lunch at Hunter’s Head Tavern for traditional pub-style food.
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