Famous for its antique emporiums, little Lucketts on a northern stretch of Route 15, is bursting with eclectic treasures at its roadside vintage stores, while all around, from the Potomac River in the east to tumbling hills in the west, are grain fields, vineyards, wineries, breweries and farm stores stocked with bountiful fresh produce.
This is fertile farmland and there are multiple stalls at which to pick up fresh local produce. Loudounberry Farm & Garden sells the juiciest plums, peaches and tomatoes, as well as meats and ice cream, while big name chef Rich Rosendale’s Roots 657 Café & Local Market serves local produce, baked goods and hearty meals, including burgers, succulent BBQ and tasty soups.
Fabbioli Cellars, beloved farm vineyard and tasting room of veteran vintner Doug Fabbioli, is a Lucketts – and Loudoun – icon. What to try? The zesty new-world style 2016 Barbera holds true to its traditional Italian heritage.
Don’t miss a visit to Vanish Farmwoods Brewery – Jonathan Staples’ popular tap room on his 53-acre Black Hops Farm where the crisp lagers and hoppy IPAs come with live music and smoked BBQ. For a more intimate setting, jump to the other side of Route 15 and visit family and dog-friendly Barnhouse Brewery.
Not to Miss Events
Tarara Summer Concert Series, July-September
Now in its 21st year, the Tarara Summer Concert Series takes place every summer Saturday at the 475-acre Tarara Winery close to the Potomac River– some fans literally arriving by kayak. Enjoy a variety of musical genres while sipping delicious Virginia wine. VIP tickets get you table service.
Luckett’s Holiday Open House and Winter Market, December
Each December Old Lucketts Store hosts its annual Holiday Open House. Purchase tickets for access to the Holiday Design House – a festively decorated 19th Century farmhouse on the property in which all décor and items, from homeware to ornaments to furniture, are for sale.