A foodie tour while out of town can be one of the best parts of a vacation. There’s so much that Leesburg offers when it comes to restaurants and wineries you may want to bring those extra stretchy pants for the ride home.
Stone Tower Winery
Wine & Cheese Tasting
Start your tour with some bubbly and a look through the winery’s production facility and barrel chai. They’ll explain their approach to artisanal winemaking and offer an up-close look at all the necessary elements and equipment for creating fine wines. Then enjoy a guided tasting through the current vintages, highlighted by select cheese pairings.
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard offers vineyard tours that are held between 11 a.m. and 1 pm. where they discuss the growth of the vines throughout the season and the influence of the weather – there’s a lunch special for just $15 that includes the farm-grown wine as well as farm-raised, grass-fed beef with a veggie.
Fabbioli Cellars is a small, family owned and operated vineyard and winery. They focus on growing and making high quality wines using traditional methods and 21st century knowledge. A standard tasting consists of 7 fine wines perfectly paired with small gourmet food bites. Tastings are seated, and conducted by a wine server who provides a fun, educational overview of their wines over a course of 15-20 minutes, for a truly unique and great tasting experience.
Established in October of 2008 Casanel Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned and operated business. Our main focus centers on our passion not only for grape growing, but also for whinemaking, emphasizing the way they produce their craft wine. Each grape is nurtured on the vine, artfully crafted in our cellar, and then finally hand-bottled and hand-labeled before their wine makes its way to your glass. They pride themselves on providing a truly unique experience in their tasting room, one that is reflected in their quiet, ambiance and tranquil setting admist the Catoctin Ridge and educational approach to tasting.
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The Vineyard & Winery at Lost Creek
The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek is a 50-acre boutique farm winery with 16-acres of vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Virginia between historic Route 15 and the Potomac River, Lost Creek Winery is a scenic destination and boutique winery that offers high-quality Virginia wines paired with an array of delectable culinary offerings in a casual atmosphere. The Tasting Bar is an ideal experience for first-time visitors seeking to get to know Lost Creek. Discover the high-quality 100% Virginia wines during the guided tasting of six of their wines. The tasting takes place at their tasting bar and features current releases of their Estate & Bordeaux blend collection.
When Jonathan Staples launched Black Hops Farm in 2014 the goal was to provide local hops to Virginia’s thriving alcohol industry. This would not only support the beverage industry but also local agriculture by promoting further hop farming. With an emphasis on hops it was a no brainer that a brewery belonged on the farm. Thus, Vanish Farmwoods Brewery was born! Vanish resides on the 53 acre Black Hops Farm in beautiful Lucketts, Va. With the use of local ingredients we focus on bringing you beer that is plant to pint and seed to sip. We offer up to 20 beers on tap at a time in our massive Taproom. We boast plenty of outdoor space with scenic views as well as options for private events both big and small. Come see us and don’t miss out on our Mega Flight of 12 tasters!