The following blog was written by Amy Mugford, Communications Program Manager at Loudoun’s Department of Economic Development. The original blog post can be found here.
Zephaniah Farm Vineyards
Grape stomping, blind tastings, chocolate pairings, live music and friendly conversations are all experiences I’ve had during my six-year journey visiting the 40 Loudoun wineries on the Visit Loudoun Wine Trail Guide. In addition to excellent wines, a wide variety of experiences can be found at Loudoun wineries. You can:
- Take in the ambiance of Napa at Stone Tower Winery;
- Go back in time and learn about a family’s history at Zephaniah Farm Vineyards;
- Enjoy chocolate pairings at 8 Chains North Winery;
- Savor salsa with your wines at Cardamon Family Vineyards;
- Pair wine with music at Notaviva Vineyards;
- Have a green experience at North Gate Vineyards;
- See beautiful Amish work at Sunset Hills Vineyard;
- Learn about the Leesburg bandits at Terra Nebulo;
- Drink in a cave at Maggie Malick Wine Caves;
- Chat with a parrot at Two Twisted Posts;
- Tantalize your taste buds with mini food-tastings at Fabbioli Cellars;
- Marvel at the breathtaking views at Hillsborough Vineyards and Bluemont Vineyards;
- Climb the breathtaking silo at Creek’s Edge Winery;
- Stomp grapes at Doukenie Winery’s fest days;
- Experience Irish hospitality at Hunter’s Run Wine Barn.
These are merely a few activities at Loudoun wineries. While some have places for large groups, and others are ideal for small intimate groups, all cater to knowledgeable “wineauxs” and those of us just dabbling. Come out to Loudoun’s backyard and join me in supporting these wonderful Loudoun businesses.
If you have an idea for a craft beverage business or one that would offer products and services to existing craft beverage businesses, contact Loudoun Economic Development today. We can help you get your business off the ground, navigate the permit process, and find business mentors and partners that can help you become successful quicker. Email Agricultural Business Development Officer Kellie Hinkle or call her at 703-777-0426.