Summer is winding down, and it is a picture-perfect time to visit the hills of Northern Virginia to discover the area’s wine country. These local wineries have enhanced their offerings for the winery visits, wine pairings and more each season. Fortunately, Lansdowne Resort and Spa has done the difficult work for you, and their team has put together a weekend getaway – each paired with two 90-minutes visits to two of their favorite wineries for an unforgettable Loudoun County adventure. To round out each getaway, deluxe overnight accommodations and breakfast for two are also included.
About Lansdowne Resort and Spa
Still not far from the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC, Lansdowne Resort and Spa is a unique find for those looking for a getaway in Northern Virginia’s wine country. This AAA Four Diamond award-winning family resort offers authentic experiences for guests, and has a little something for everyone – families, groups, conferences, weddings, and golf outings. Though the hotel is not a sprawling resort, it is set on nearly 476 acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River, and offers 296 newly renovated guestrooms and suites. On property, guests have access to Spa Minéral, pools, four restaurants, and by far, our favorite part of the resort – The Golf Club at Lansdowne, which is managed by Troon Golf, and offers 45 holes of championship golf by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Greg Norman.
About The Participating Wineries
Stone Tower Winery is a family-owned and operated winery, where magnificent views and premium wines are equally matched by impeccable hospitality. Working with a team of top-notch viticulturists, soil specialists, and oenologists, they have created 30 acres of stunning vineyards of Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and the classic Bordeaux red varietals atop Hogback Mountain in Leesburg.
Chrysalis is located outside the village of Middleburg in the beautiful Bull Run Mountains, and is becoming one of the finest estate wineries on the East Coast. Having completed their 18th harvest, they have established 71 acres of vineyards, specializing in unusual Spanish and French varietals and the native Virginia grape.
868 Estate Vineyard has 120 acres of open pasture, vineyards and wooded hills that includes the elegant and intriguing Grandale Restaurant. Join their journey as they utilize sustainable practices in their grape cultivation, and embrace old world traditions in their wine making and live out the farm-to-table philosophy in their restaurant with a selection of Virginia wines.
Breaux Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery, where three generations of Breaux family members live on the estate and run the business. With 17 different grape varieties, Breaux Vineyards produces an array of quality wines for the public. All wines are bottled on site, and made with 100% estate grown fruit.
Tarara Winery uses classic varietals to create a sense of place for their wines from these vineyards including: Syrah, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng, Tannat, Grenache, Mourvedre and the Bordeaux red varieties. They pride themselves on always aiming to make the experience of visiting reach the same caliber that their wines have proven to be.
Creeks Edge Winery is a family-run winery nestled in the foothills of Furnace Mountain overlooking the Catoctin Creek in the Historic Village of Taylorstown. Initial varietals included Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon; and the Winery now includes a tasting room of rustic elegance, a bridal loft and barrel room. A field stone fireplace provides a warm and cozy atmosphere on those cool autumn nights.
8 Chains North Winery is part of Furnace Mountain Vineyards, and includes two acres of Sauvignon Blanc and one acre of Albariño. This winery is a very relaxed alternative to many of the more formal vineyards, but Ben and Connie Renshaw are dedicated to their vines and wines while working from their renovated barn.
The Barns at Hamilton Station is a family owned and operated winery housed on a refurbished dairy farm. Beginning with carefully selected Virginia grapes, winemaker Michael Shaps creates wines inspired by the Bordeaux French style, but are uniquely expressive of Virginia. Eleven breathtaking acres surround a beautifully restored hundred and seven-year-old stone and wood bank barn, which has been transformed into a unique tasting room.