Virginia – Winery Tours

Brookneal, Virginia Ultimate Escape PullOverandLetMeOut

Is Brookneal, Virginia The Ultimate Escape?

Is Brookneal, Virginia the ultimate escape? That's a great question and the best way to answer it is another question. What's your idea of an escape? If it includes a quiet location with beautiful scenery, a few fun things to occupy your time, and an overall slower pace, then Brookneal in rural southern Virginia may be your ultimate escape. My family and I took a relaxing excursion to…
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White Oak Lavender Farm PullOverandLetMeOut

Five Reasons You’ll Fall in Love With Lavender at White Oak Lavender

While touring the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail I made a stop at White Oak Lavender and fell in love at first sight, taste, and smell! This charming family-owned farm on the outskirts of Harrisonburg, Virginia is such a fun and unique attraction that even though I included it in an earlier post, I wanted to dedicate a little more time to this fragrant destination in the Shenandoah Valley. Here…
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The Williamsburg Winery; A Tour and Tasting of Fine Wine

Thomas Jefferson had a vision that one day, Virginia would grow grapes and produce wines to compete with the great wines of Europe. Today, mere minutes from his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, the Williamsburg Winery brings Mr Jefferson's dream to fruition.The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred is a thriving vineyard and member of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail in the heart of Coastal Virginia's historic…
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October is Virginia Wine Month on the Monticello Wine Trail

Thomas Jefferson had a vision for viniferous activity in his beloved Virginia.  Though perhaps his grape-growing dreams didn't come to fruition in his life time, today the wine industry is thriving all around his historic home.  So much so, that Virginia is now a destination for wine tourism. The Monticello Wine Trail In the Blue Ridge Mountains, fall temps and brilliant foliage usher in Virginia Wine Month along…
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Harvest on the Half-shell at Virginia’s Philip Carter Winery

The vineyards at Philip Carter Winery in Hume, Virginia   Rolling hills, vibrant leaves, the fragrant aroma of wood burning in the fire pit - images characterizing a picture perfect autumn day. Add some oysters and a friendly winery in the foothills of the Shenandoah and I've described the Philip Carter Winery in Hume, Virginia. Tucked in the hills of the Piedmont Region, wine producing has been a…
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The Winery at Bull Run – where history and fine wine converge

As a child I visited what my father reverently referred to as the “hallowed grounds” at Manassas, Virginia. The Stone Bridge at Bull Run and the statue of Stonewall Jackson towering above left a lasting impression. Because of this I was curious to discover a new addition to the historic area. The Winery at Bull Run.   In 2012 The Winery at Bull Run opened its doors - …
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