6 Ways To Take Advantage Of Virginia Wine Month

by Taylor Paul | Posted: Sep 29, 2017 | Updated: Oct 10, 2018

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Join us in celebrating Virginia Wine Month this October! It’s the perfect time for all wine lovers to experience the very best of Virginia winemaking during dozens of state-wide events, including festivals, special dinners, vineyard tours, tastings and much more.

Here are 6 ways to take advantage of October Virginia Wine Month!

1. Visit a Winery!

The best way to try Virginia wine is right at the source and with nearly 300 wineries across the state, it’s easy to find a winery to visit. Follow one of the many wine trails or visit a winery off the beaten path.

2. Check out an event or festival

Celebrate all month long with a variety of events at wineries including live music performances, special wine tastings, guided tours, yoga among the vines, local pairings and so much more.

Here’s a few to get you started, but there’s plenty more listed here and here.

3. Hop on a wine trail

Virginia is decorated by more than 3,800 acres of sweeping vineyards views and more than 17 different wine trails. The best way to experience Virginia wine for yourself is to pick a trail and get started on an epic wine getaway. Better yet, hire a driver so you can taste responsibly!

4. Stamp your passport

New this fall, purchase a three-day or annual D.C.’s Wine Country Passport, which provides discounts and special offers at 20 wineries in Loudoun County. The passport connects visitors to a variety of wineries that offer tasting rooms in everything from rustic barns and intimate cellars to architecturally stunning facilities overlooking the countryside.

5. Wine & Dine

Wine and food go hand-in-hand. One of the best ways to experience Virginia wine this October is to sip it while enjoying an amazing Virginia meal. Check out one of the many wineries in Virginia with full-service restaurants for a delicious experience.

A few wineries with restaurants:

6. Try something new

Wine pairs well with so many things. Try something new and experience the best of Virginia wine paired with another Virginia product such as oysters, cider, cheese, chocolate and so much more. Pop-up Pairing events are taking place throughout October, so don’t miss a chance to expand your wine horizons.


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One this post missed is join the Virginia Wine Club or The Cellar Reserve. The only two clubs to feature just Virginias wines!!


Pippin Hill is a must see. Starting with the food: The pizza, fried oysters, and brussel sprouts are absolutely delicious! Not to mention the Virginia ham sandwich was excellent as well. Moving onto the wine.. I was lucky enough to try to the Rose. It’s usually sold out, but everyone in my real estate team from valorieeeaster.com found this wine and the pinot grigio as our favorites. If you’re just trying out different wines, their wine tasting selection is awesome. Being a Charlottesville resident, I’m lucky it’s pretty close by.