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Celebrate Father's Day in Loudoun

A DAY OFF FOR DAD I stopped celebrating my birthday years ago – who wants to be reminded that you’ve past the half century mark? – but Father’s Day is different. I love being reminded that I’m a dad, and it’s one of the few days of the year that comes with a license to relax. So, what’s my idea of…

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Celebrate Pride Month in Loudoun

Visitors to Loudoun’s booming wine region this Pride Month are in for a special surprise as almost 20 wineries have united to create a Pride in the Vines passport program throughout June. This event presented by the Loudoun Wineries & Winegrowers Association allows winery goers to receive a special…

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What We Love About Loudoun

A dozen or so years ago my wife and I packed up our Volvo station wagon and two young kids and moved from Brooklyn, New York to Waterford, Loudoun County – swapping a sprawling metropolis of eight million people for the bucolic charm of a Quaker village with a population of 280. I’ve never…

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Loudoun's Pioneering Winemakers

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Loudoun wine industry. Today the county is home to more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms and has been described by Decanter Magazine as “the most exciting corner of Virginia and among the most intriguing in US wine.” But who are some of the pioneers of…

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Kick off to Summer: The Summer Guide To Loudoun

Summer is here and the livin’ is easy, especially in Loudoun where our wineries and craft breweries are in full swing, public pools and waterparks are opening and concerts, food festivals and pro sports events are ready to entertain. Here we select some not-to-miss summer events in Loudoun. For a…

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5 Wine Varietals to Try in Loudoun

As a relatively young wine industry – 40 years this year! – Loudoun is not yet known for one grape or style, and our winemakers constantly innovate. As a result, a tasting tour of the county can be a trip around the world, trying everything from Austrian Grüner Veltliner to French-style Bordeaux…

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Loudoun's Award-Winning Wineries

In 2017, The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won the prestigious Governor’s Cup for the best wine in Virginia, the first Loudoun winery to claim the award. At that same ceremony, Breaux Vineyards and Sunset Hills Vineyard won gold medals for their wine. Loudoun wine was no longer the plucky…

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Top 5 Best Tasting Room Atmospheres

Drinking wine is a pleasure but to really enhance a bottle – and a mood – drink it in a spectacular setting. Here we select five great Loudoun tasting rooms for the best wine country ambience. Walsh Family Wine Enter the free-flowing open-plan tasting room of Walsh Family Wine and it’s like you’ve…

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Sampling Loudoun's Newest Wineries

Since Willowcroft Farm Vineyards bottled Loudoun’s first wine in 1984, the local wine scene has grown exponentially. Forty years on there are now more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms in Loudoun, with new ones opening every year. While many of these are well-established and even nationally or…

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