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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Two Twisted Posts

The big red barn welcomes you to this new winery on the way to Harpers Ferry. Right on a nice main road from Hillsborough area to Harpers Ferry, this winery is probably as far as you’ll get in Northern Virginia before you cross the river to the historic strategic village of Harpers Ferry. Nestled on

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Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn

Aspen Dale is a winery without a vineyard. The grapes come from near Front Royal and other farms in Virginia. The farm is pretty, if overgrown, and they have planted some new vines on site so they might produce some estate wines in a few years. Watch your step as you enter the barn, which

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Paradise Springs Winery

This winery boasts that it is the first in Fairfax County, and the closest to DC. While close, as the crow flies, it is a long and winding road to maneuver your way back to this property. Other wineries may actually take less time to get to from the city than this one even if

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Crushing Merlot

This is what a pallet or two of Merlot looks like right after crushing. The skins are still in direct contact with the juice and will remain that way while yeast is added and fermentation occurs. Eventually, the skins will be pressed off and the fermented juice (wine!) will be put in to barrels for

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