10 Suggested Itineraries for the Food and Wine Lover

by Stephanie Kenney | Posted: Jun 30, 2015 | Updated: Oct 17, 2016

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Come to Virginia for a culinary adventure guaranteed to whet your palate! From farm-raised oysters to home-grown ham and peanuts, there is something for all appetites. With more than 280 wineries and 100 craft breweries in the Commonwealth, there is no question you will find the perfect libation to pair with your favorite dish. Below are a few itineraries to help you start planning your next trip.

Byways, Barns, and Barbeque, Tazewell
Enjoy breakfast with a view on a relaxing front porch swing. Enjoy a meal at the famous Cuz’s Uptown Barbeque, where you will literally eat in a barn. Take home a bottle or case of plum, peach, pineapple, strawberry, blueberry, grape or apple wine. Read more.

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 Eat in a Barn at Cuz’s Uptown Barbeque

Coastal Harvest Feast, Virginia Beach
Follow food from the farm to the table, experience the history of the Virginia, even catch your own dinner. Sea air and local cuisine combine brilliantly to bring you a unique sense of the true nature of the coast, from the surf and soil to the dinner plate. Read more.

Taste of Newport News, Newport News
Enjoy freshly smoked BBQ. Have brunch at the beautiful Boxwood Inn. Explore Lee Hall Mansion, one of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula. Meet the tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, and women that call Colonial Williamsburg home. Dine at the Jamestown Settlement Café and explore life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village. Read more.

Fire and Ice – A Day Trip to the Burg, Harrisonburg
Experience the Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing by Hugo Kohl, the only one of its kind in the United States. Enjoy some local brews at Pale Fire Brewing Co, the newest craft brewery in Harrisonburg. Visit the Antique Fire Engine Museum and see “Jumbo”, a restored 1911 Robinson Chemical Fire Engine. Read more.

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Taste Virginia wine at Bluestone Vineyard in Harrisonburg

The Chocolate Walk in Norfolk, Norfolk
Have a sweet experience in Norfolk! Visit up to five restaurants sampling house specialties themed with chocolate. Delight in a behind the scenes guided tour of Rowena’s Tea Room factory and gift shop. Become a chef with a cooking class at the Culinary Arts Institute. Enjoy a chocolate inspired brunch menu aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. Read more.

Creative Culinary Expressions, Prince William/Manassas
Stroll the streets of Historic Occoquan as you browse boutique stores and sample tasty treats. Enjoy dinner with a view while overlooking the Occoquan River. Take the picturesque drive through the rolling countryside to Historic Downtown Manassas. Read more.

Town of Occoquan

Scenic Dining on the Occoquan River

Northern Neck Locavore Excursion, Irvington
The Northern Neck of Virginia is a wealth of culinary experience for the adventurous Locavore. Rich soils and wide open spaces provide an abundance of fresh oysters, luscious wines and much more. Read more.

Discover Shenandoah’s Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop, Luray
Visit numerous remote “treasures” including Virginia Wineries, a whiskey distillery, Eateries, and other interesting featured locations along the Blue Ridge “Whiskey Wine Loop”. Read more.

Wine, Dine or Do it Yourself, Richmond
Tickle your taste buds at one of 900 Richmond Region restaurants or award-winning wineries. Have a culinary cooking competition and enjoy lavender ice cream and lemonade. No matter your taste, the Richmond Region offers you an amazing culinary experience. Read more.

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Award Winning Wine at James River Cellars Winery

Rooted in Appalachia Culinary Experience, Abingdon
In a town famous for performing and visual arts, it’s no surprise that the culinary scene is also extraordinarily creative. Enjoy dinner followed by a scenic stroll along the Virginia Creeper Trail. Take in a show the historic Barter Theatre then stop by Bob’s at Barter for a little dessert and coffee. Read more.

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