11 Northern Virginia Wineries to Visit in 2022

Virginia has an abundance of wineries located throughout the state that produce world-class wines and feature lovely scenery. Winery visits are a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or spend a weekend or a day off.

Northern Virginia wineries are generally located in Loudoun County, Fauquier County, and other points to the west and south of Northern Virginia. They comprise a sizable and ever-growing collection of high-quality wineries that are an easy drive from Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. It generally takes as little as 30 minutes or up to 1-2 hours to reach many Northern Virginia wineries from the DC Metro area. 

I love going on long weekend trips with friends to visit the best wineries that the state has to offer. Below are some of my personal favorite Northern Virginia wineries to visit. I hope you enjoy them too!

Please note that the information on this page is subject to change, so I recommend visiting the winery website or giving them a call to confirm the most up-to-date information before you visit.

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Northern Virginia Wineries

Paradise Springs Winery (Clifton, VA)

Paradise Springs Winery, located in Clifton, VA, is one of my favorite choices to visit on a weekend, in large part because of its close proximity to the DC area. It is relatively quick and easy to get to.

The setting is lovely. The winery is on a quiet country road with rolling hills and trees. It is located right next to Hemlock Park, and so you can take a nature walk after enjoying some wine.

Paradise Springs is also close to the town of Clifton, where there are a lot of cute boutique shops and restaurants to explore. There is indoor seating, as well as tables where you can eat and drink outside.

Hours:

Saturday to Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm

Friday: 11 am – 9 pm

Food: cheeses, meats, crackers, baguettes, spreads, plus the Paradise Springs Food Truck, which serves pizza, tacos, sandwiches, and other items.

Dogs Allowed? Outside, but not inside.

Tours: “Experience Tour and Tasting” is available on Saturdays and Sundays. 


Barrel Oak Winery and Farm Tap House (Delaplane, VA)


Barrel Oak Winery is an expansive property with large rolling hills filled with picnic tables. The setting is lovely, and the winery is especially popular among dog lovers. 

Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 5pm

Friday: 11am – 9pm

Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Food: Food trucks are available on Saturdays and Sunday, plus bringing your own food for a picnic is encouraged. 

Dogs Allowed? Yes

Tours: Coming soon.


Greenhill Winery and Vineyards (Middleburg, VA)

 

Greenhill Winery and Vineyards is another fabulous winery in Northern Virginia. Their wines are excellent, and they have a lovely outdoor setting with rolling hills and a large pond nearby for taking a walk. 

Hours:

May to September:

Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 6pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12pm – 7pm

October to April:

Daily: 12pm – 6pm

Food: Charcuterie platters for purchase. You can bring your own food to eat in the outside areas only. 

Dogs Allowed? Yes 


Narmada Winery (Amissville, VA)

Narmada Winery has beautiful outside terraces that overlook the hills and vineyard. The inside decor is spacious and welcoming as well. I enjoy the MOM wine and dessert wines, which I have purchased on multiple occasions. 

Hours: 

Saturday: 11am – 7pm

Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday: 11am – 5pm

Food: Indian staples such as butter chicken, vegetarian samosas, chickpea curry, saag, and onion kulcha; cheese and charcuterie boards; hummus and artichoke dips. Outside food is permitted in outside areas. 

Live Music: 1 pm-4 pm on select dates. 

Dogs Allowed? Yes


Gray Ghost Vineyards (Amissville, VA)

Gray Ghost Vineyards is another one of my personal favorites. Their wines are all excellent. I’m especially a fan of the Gewurztraminer and the Victorian Red. They have a small but tranquil outdoor seating area with a pretty gazebo, statues, and flowers. 

Hours:

March through December:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Wednesday and Thursday: 1pm – 5pm

January and February:

Saturday, Sunday and Federal Monday Holidays: 11am – 5pm

Food: You can bring outside food to eat indoors and outdoors. 

Dogs Allowed? Allowed outdoors, but not indoors.  



Pearmund Cellars (Broad Run, VA)

I recently visited Pearmund Cellars for the first time, as part of a weekend trip with friends, and it was easily one of our favorite wineries of the trip. They have a large outside seating area with picnic benches and bistro tables overlooking the surrounding vineyards and hills. They even feature seating at tables in between the vines themselves, which is pretty cool and immersive.

The wine was excellent as well. I purchased two bottles of Chardonnay and sparkling wine.

Hours:

Open Daily: 10 am – 6 pm

Food: They sell snacks, including meats, cheeses, nuts, dips, and chocolates. You can bring outside food as well.

Dogs Allowed? Yes.  


Vint Hill Craft Winery (Warrenton, VA)

Vint Hill Craft Winery has an interesting story. It was a dairy farm in the early 20th century. The owner was also into ham radio, and one day he happened to pick up strange German transmissions over his radio. He notified the government, and it was soon discovered that the dairy farm was the perfect geographic site for picking up German transmissions during World War II.

The government came in and began working out of the top level of the dairy farm, and they even dressed up as dairy farmers to blend it and avoid suspicion. The site essentially became the first NSA. It was a working military site until 1992. The structures nearby include former military barracks. The site is not as photogenic as many wineries in Virginia, but it makes up for it with history. There is even a Cold War Museum next door to the winery that you can visit. There are also two cafes and a brewery nearby.

We also made a stop at the nearby Old Bust Head Brewery for some interesting beers, including Caramel Macchiato and Strawberry Rhubarb.

Hours:

Open Wednesday to Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Food: There are several cafes nearby, including the Covert Cafe, that sell sandwiches, pizza, fries, burgers, and wraps.

Dogs Allowed? Yes.  



Three Fox Vineyards and Brewery (Delaplane, VA)

Three Fox Vineyards and Brewery features a large modern building with gorgeous modern touches like hardwood floors, large windows, and contemporary chandeliers. It also has a lot of seating areas, either inside, or outside along the wrap-around patio or on the surrounding hill.

They have some excellent wines. Our favorites were a rose and sangria, which we purchased to share in a carafe. There is also a cute babbling brook at the base of the hill near the winery, where you can take a leisurely stroll.

Hours:

Friday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm

Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Food: They sell pre-packaged food and often have a food truck on site. You can also bring your own food for a picnic.

Dogs Allowed? Yes.  


Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont, VA)

Bluemont Vineyard is a sprawling winery and cidery that sits high on top of a hill in the Virginia countryside. The views from the top are gorgeous, allowing you to look down on the rolling hillside below. The winery can get a little crowded, though there are a lot of places to sit and drink, including outside on the patios, and inside in the wood-paneled 951 Tasting Room. They have a cidery on-site as well.

Bluemont features special events like all-day brunches and tea parties. They also have cozy cottages where you can stay overnight.

Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm

Food: They offer cheese plates, flatbreads, hummus, desserts, and other dishes. The current menu can be found here. Outside food is not permitted.

Dogs Allowed? Yes.  


Veramar Vineyard (Berryville, VA)

Veramar Vineyard is located near trees and farmland and features a charming and cozy interior tasting room, plus an expansive outside seating area with lovely views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

Veramar has a Wine Camp, where you can spend a weekend learning about what it takes to own and run a vineyard. You get a chance to participate in seasonal wine-making activities and learn about wine-making in Virginia.

Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Food: They offer lite fare for purchase. You can also bring food for a picnic.

Dogs Allowed? Dogs are only allowed outside.  



Philip Carter Winery (Hume, VA)

Philip Carter Winery has a lovely indoor seating area, plus patio seating and other seating areas outside. They offer crackers with wine tastings, which has become rare among wineries post-Covid.

One of the highlights of the trip to Philip Carter was the fact that they sell Moonshine Jelly in their small gift shop. I was so curious that I had to purchase it to try it out. It is mostly sugar, but it is made with moonshine and is clear in color. It’s like jam with a bit of a kick.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

Food: They offer lite fare for purchase. You can also bring food for a picnic.

Dogs Allowed? Dogs are only allowed outside.  


Additional Wineries in Northern Virginia

Below are some additional wineries in Northern Virginia:


Guided Wine Tours

One of the best and most relaxing ways to enjoy the many wineries that Northern Virginia has to offer is to schedule a guided tour of the local vineyards.

These options often include free pick up and drop off, and they allow you to just sit back and relax while you are driven and guided in comfort to the local wineries. 

You can find a comprehensive list of the best private and guided Virginia Wine Bus Tours.

Below are some specific options for Wine Tours in Northern Virginia offered by Viator. I have taken many Viator tours over the years, in many different cities, and I have always had a great experience: 

Shenandoah Valley Vineyards Tour

This is an 8-9 hour wine tour offered by Viator. It leaves from L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. and includes a guided tour to Shenandoah vineyards, and then a stop in historic Winchester, VA. Lunch is included. 


Loudoun County Virginia Wine Country Private Tour

This tour offers pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel in Washington, D.C. It is a 10-hour tour that includes visits to 3 wineries of your own choice from a list of 6 wineries in Loudoun County, VA. The tour also includes snacks and drinks in a chauffeured SUV. 


Virginia Winery Day Tour

This is another tour that features pick-up and drop-off within Washington, D.C. It includes behind-the-scenes tours and tastings. The trip features stops at two area wineries, including a stop for lunch (available for purchase at one of the wineries.) 


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