First of May! First of May! Wine fest season starts today!
Well, maybe not right on the first, but a few of my favorite wineries, and maybe of few of yours, are going to be having their spring flings. There are over 200 wineries across Virginia and, while I would love to get to know them all, I am pretty sure I am a bit partial to those in the Northern Virginia area. After being cooped up in the house all winter, a trip to the winery sounds like a great remedy. We have some awesome events coming up, and I want to share those dates with you.
As you know, Wegmans of Fairfax is not a winery, but they want you to know that their mini wine fest can teach you that not all “rosés are sweet and girly.” This event will run from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and is a great warm up for the bigger events coming your way. www.wegmans.com
The Winery at Bull Run was on my fall list of favorites. Now they stepped it up a notch with gourmet foods trucks and a festive atmosphere. Trucks from Killer Tomato Pizza, Two Smooth Dudes and UFO spend various weekends pairing up their wonderful goodies with some good wine. www.wineryatbullrun.com
Another of my favorite wineries from fall 2016 is Paradise Springs. Unassuming and simple, the view is amazing, and it’s a relaxing place to spend Mother’s Day. Besides, who can argue with mimosas and pastries for brunch? www.paradisespringswinery.com
The beautiful drive to Mount Vernon can give you a view of some of the finest wineries in the state. Twenty wineries, including several from Northern Virginia, are featured with gourmet nosh and a wonderful view of the sunset. www.mountvernon.org
If you are looking for a day trip, Front Royal’s Wine and Craft Festival is the place to go. With over 100 artisans, dozens of food choices and twenty wineries represented, your day will definitely be a full one! The festival stretches for seven blocks through historic downtown Front Royal. If you want to make a weekend of it, Shenandoah State Park is nearby. www.wineandcraftfestival.com
I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of these events. I still have quite a list of wineries I am looking forward to visiting and can’t wait to share my thoughts with you soon. Our amazing wineries are just one of the reasons I love Northern Virginia. If you would like to share your favorite reasons to live in our area or are looking to relocate to Northern Virginia, please contact Belinda Jacobson-Loehle at Jacobson Realty and Home Staging today.
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