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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Leaves of Grass

The drive to this relatively new winery is an easy ride out route 50 past Aldie, but then takes a turn for the worse as you head up the heavily rutted driveway. Owner/operators Mike and Natasha were extremely welcoming and pleasant when we arrived just after the place should have been closing one evening. We

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Ingleside Vineyards

Traveling to the Chesapeake tidewater area you may find yourself tiring of the drive, or ready for a break from the many historic sites such as the birthplaces of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, or James Monroe. If you do, you can hop off the trail and visit a very historic and lovely property called

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Granite Heights

This nice farm outside of Warrenton has either 160 or over 200 acres depending who you believe. I think only 10 of which are under vine. Approaching the renovated farmhouse leads you down a rough gravel drive past some vines up on the hill and a nice large pond which looked like a picturesque spot

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