Virginia Wine Country

Map of Virginia State

In the east, the shores of the Atlantic; in the west, the mighty Appalachian Mountains; In between, amidst profound natural beauty, cities and towns that have been built upon history, each containing cultural experiences unlike any other: that’s just the beginning in Virginia.

Fly Into

CHO Charlottesville Albemarle Airport 
(Charlottesville, VA)

Drive

70mins Shenadoah Valley, VA
Where is

Virginia

TOP TIPS FOR VIRGINIA

  1. Pick a region, and fly in: there are four international airports in VA, and multiple regionals.

  2. Rent a car to really experience the state—there’s a lot of magic in the rural countryside.

  3. Virginia wine trails are becoming increasingly popular with more than 200 wineries and dozens of wine trails to choose from.

When to Go

The winters get a little chilly in the northeast, and snowfall is common. Summers are pure bliss, but fall is a favorite—people come from around the world to watch the colors change.
Weather
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Nearby

Regions

APPELLATIONS (AVAs)

Primary
  • George Washington Birthplace AVA
  • Middleburg AVA
  • Monticello AVA
  • North Fork of Roanoke AVA
  • Rocky Knob AVA
  • Shenandoah Valley AVA
  • Virginia’s Eastern Shore AVA
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Don't Miss

  1. Monticello Thomas Jefferson, our third president, designed this classic home, which still maintains active gardens to this day.
    931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville VA
  2. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Get a peek at the beermaking process in this 120,000 sq.-foot facility—and grab a pint while you’re at it.
    2408-2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond VA
  3. American Shakespeare Center Watch the classics like they did in The Bard’s day at this indoor theater.
    20 S New St, Staunton VA
  4. Merroir Mollusk fans, take note: the oysters here are fantastic, and the wine selection is superb.
    784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping VA

Lodging

Bed & Breakfast / Inns
Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn

On the outskirts of Shenandoah Valley, expect to see a variety of wildlife from your window at this luxurious yet casual inn. Hike through the trails near the property and come back for summertime cookies, lemonade, and bird watching on the veranda.

Bed & Breakfast / Inns
Joshua Wilton House

Whether you’re there to stay at the inn or coming for a meal, your experience is sure to be comfortable and memorable in this restored Victorian home. Enjoy sleeping in their cozy antique furniture bedrooms or simply head over for Sunday brunch.

Restaurants

American
Brookside Restaurant

Proud of pleasing notoriously picky eaters, this restaurant offers food that everyone will enjoy. Light eaters can choose from their Healthy N’ Tasty menu section, and those with a sweet tooth can order a slice of peanut butter pie.

Steakhouse
Local Chop & Grill House

Living up to its name, this restaurant sources most of its ingredients locally and organically for a true farm-to-table experience. There are two dining areas -- opt for the upstairs balcony for fine dining, and downstairs for a cheaper alternative.

Things To Do

Parks & Nature
Bear Creek Lake State Park

When you're ready to escape the pressures of city life, Bear Creek Lake is the perfect getaway. It offers camping and all the activities you could want. From hiking to fishing and everything in between, this state park is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.

Golfing
Belmont Golf Course

A wonderful course for "green" and veteran players alike. Affordable and challenging, the greens are kept in great condition on this 18-hole PGA Championship course.

Wineries

Winery
Rockbridge Vineyard

Offering complimentary tastings, this winery has a vast variety of wines and takes pride in finding the perfect bottle for every visitor. Sit outside in the sun and enjoy scenic views of the Shenandoah Valley and their barn inspired venue.

Did you Know?

Virginia is one of the top five largest wine-producing states in the United States with over 220 wineries.

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