Magnolia Vineyard

Disclaimer: I have known the family of the owners prior to visiting this winery. Magnolia is another relatively new winery in Virginia planting the first vines in 2009 with first wines available in 2011. Tina was a pleasant and interesting hostess as she led us through our tasting of several estate bottles. The wines were

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Gadino Cellars

The Gadino family planted some grapes in 1990, by 2005, they were in production. You take a short winding drive past some school parking lots and ball fields back to this hidden plot of land. The property is well kept, and you get a homey backyard feeling with the view over the bushes out to

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Little Washington Winery

This little place is located in Washington VA – sometimes called Little Washington to distinguish it from Big Washington or Washington DC. The property itself is located right off Rt 211 on your way to Sperryville, or the second entrance to the Skyline Drive – so if you’re out that way perhaps just leaving the

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Stone Tower Winery

Stone Tower Winery is a relatively new enterprise sitting on 200+ acres of picturesque Hogback Mountain. The winemaker has strong Californian roots and makes some very respectable wines with a new world meets old world flair. One drawback is that most of the wines are not yet estate grown. Only the Chardonnay was being offered

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Zephaniah Farm Vineyard

This, in my opinion, is one of the oddest wineries ever. On the map, it is very close to civilization only a few miles outside of Leesburg VA. You quickly get out in to the country by travelling south on Rt 15 and make a right up on to Hogback Mountain. You follow a very

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Big Cork Vineyards

An expansive tasting room greets you at the top of the hill about a quarter mile in to the good sized farm. After an unfortunately long drive from DC, Northern Virginia or even Frederick, you may eventually find yourself at this quite lovely new winery. With a grand opening in May 2015, the owners have

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Winery 32

Amazingly, yet another new winery in Loudoun County. This new winery (June ’14) sits on 32 acres of rolling hills north of Leesburg. It is one of several that are taking over slots of what was previously a very large, several hundred acre alpaca farm between Rt 15 and the river. 18 acres were planted

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Elk Run Vineyard and Winery

This is a very small little place in the Mt Airy wine loop. You arrive directly off the main road which is nice, and carefully make your way up the short drive past the historic old residence – small house built in the 1700’s – and up to the half dozen or so parking spaces

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Linganore Winecellars

The full name of this place is Linganore Winecellars and Berrywine Plantation. That last part should be highlighted more than not. The property is very pretty. A large 200+ acre farm nestled in central Maryland between Frederick and Baltimore, this by all appearances is a fine country getaway for the city-folk. The large complex of

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Creeks Edge Winery

Taylorstown is a forgotten little corner of Northern Loudoun county. It is definitely off the beaten path, located somewhere between Lucketts and Lovettsville. Smack dab in the middle of this small place is one of Northern Virginias most lavish winery facilities. No expense was spared on the custom woodwork in the new expansive barn/tasting room/production

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