Wine Trails: Drink in the Capital Region

Think wineries, vineyards and tastings are only for oenophiles and über snobs? Think again. Capital Region Wine Trails are scenic, historic, active and fun!

Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Winery, Virginia
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Virginia
Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia
The beautiful bounty of Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia
Loudon County Virginia winery
Sample from more than 40 wineries in Loudoun County, DC's Wine Country
Stratford Hall, birthplace of General Robert E. Lee, along Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail
Stratford Hall, birthplace of General Robert E. Lee, along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail in Virginia
Linganore Winecellars, along Maryland's Frederick Wine Trail
Stop for a tour and tasting at Linganore Winecellars, along Maryland's Frederick Wine Trail
Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Winery, Virginia
Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia
Loudon County Virginia winery
Stratford Hall, birthplace of General Robert E. Lee, along Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail
Linganore Winecellars, along Maryland's Frederick Wine Trail

Virginia Wineries

Virginia is a growing, nationally recognized wine region with more than 250 wineries spanning from the Eastern Shore to the Heart of Appalachia. Travel + Leisure Magazine recognizes Virginia as one of the "5 Regions to Visit Now." Make time to “sip your way across Virginia” on more than 20 wine trails. Here is a brief assortment:

Loudoun: DC’s Wine Country

Loudoun's many wineries and tasting rooms are grouped into driving "clusters." Each drive is a unique experience, along winding roads and up mountains, past horse farms and historic estates, and beside miles of stacked stone fences.

Blue Ridge WineWay

Just under an hour from Washington DC, the Blue Ridge WineWay, an alliance of Virginia wineries, makes a perfect day trip or weekend escape.

Monticello Wine Trail

Celebrate the birthplace of American wine as you indulge in all the Monticello Wine Trail has to offer with its deep historic significance and lush vineyard views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Mountain Road Wine Experience

Sample fine wine, cider and mead at locations near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Adventure awaits around every bend.

Maryland Wineries

With more than 400 different wines to choose from, there's a Maryland wine that's perfect for every palate and every pocketbook. From the mountains of Western Maryland to the Chesapeake plains, from country landscapes to quaint historic towns, Maryland's wineries provide a wide variety of delightful settings for a family adventure, a gathering with friends, a romantic interlude or a moment of quiet solitude. Here is a brief sampling of a few of Maryland’s wine trails.

Frederick Wine Trail

From the outskirts of Mt. Airy to the edge of Montgomery County and even in downtown Frederick, you will find a wide selection of fine wines, warm hospitality and a glimpse of the ancient art of wine making.

Carroll Wine Trail

Home to Maryland’s oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life – glass in hand!

Chesapeake Wine Trail

Whether you are on your way to the beach or just taking a drive to admire the beautiful Bay, the Chesapeake Wine Trail will lead you through one of the most scenic and charming parts of the state.

Piedmont Wine Trail

A short drive into the country from Baltimore leads you to historic towns, state parks and cultural attractions set along the Piedmont Wine Trail.  This is where Maryland viticulture began and where award-winning wineries thrive today.

To discover more of Capital Region's wine and cuisine scene, check out these regional culinary tours!

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