It’s the Summer of Love in Loudoun. We’ve met up with some of your favorite Loudoun personalities to find out what makes Loudoun special in our #LoveLoudoun series. While chatting with Eileen Whelan from ABC7 DC, she shared her love for the wineries throughout the county.
“Many of the wineries overlook beautiful landscapes and offer the perfect vantage point for watching fronts come through,” she said. “As a meteorologist, it’s pretty neat to see. The scenery is probably one of the things I love most about Loudoun, in addition to enjoying the wine!”
Thinking of heading out to weather watch and sip on some wine during a Loudoun weekend of your own? Here’s where you can pair your vino with a stunning view of the Loudoun countryside:
At an elevation of 951 feet, the only thing that might beat the view here is when you complement it with a glass of wine! Grab a flight, a glass or a bottle of your favorite Bluemont Vineyard wine (I love the Viognier or Cabernet Franc) and head to the terrace with family and friends to take in the scenery. They say on a beautiful clear day, you can even see all the way to Washington DC!
Stone Tower Winery
306 acres atop Hogback Mountain sounds just as stunning as it is in real life. Stone Tower Winery offers an experience for all. Bring your furry friend and family to the Harvest Barn where everyone is welcome or head to the Tower View Tasting Room, which is for guests 21+. Stone Tower has over 60 acres of vines that house numerous grape varietals such as Chardonnnay, Rousanne, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.
A little closer to sea level, Breaux Vineyards overlooks the beautiful valley between the Blue Ridge and Short Hill mountains. The views of the vines are beautiful year-round. Seventeen grape varieties are grown here and the internationally acclaimed wines they produce can be tasted from terraces, tasting rooms and patios.
This spot stays open late for sunset, and when you get to the patio here, you’ll see why. When you’re not savoring the view, get a taste of their delicious wine by flight, glass, or bottle in the historic tasting room. It used to be a dairy farm in the 1850’s! With perfect options for a picnic scattered around the property, it’s one you shouldn’t miss on a romantic escape.
Sunset Hills Vineyards
Named after the view and patio where you can see the sun dip below the horizon, Sunset Hills is nestled amongst rolling hills and horse farms. The beautiful environment inspires the winery to focus on sustainability and preserving the winery’s beautiful backdrop. The tasting room is set in a historic Amish barn and has over 240 solar panels installed.
With over 40 wineries in Loudoun County, there are too many great wines and views to list in one spot. Do you have a favorite winery for tasting and taking in the view? Share your #LoveLoudoun story with us and follow us on Facebook to hear more about what locals love about Loudoun.