freed_20070522_0043If you find yourself meandering through Loudoun's scenic countryside visiting some of our wineries, be sure to pick up a copy of our Touring Guide to Loudoun, Virginia: DC's Wine Country! In it, you'll find our "Loudoun Wineries Passport." When you visit one of our 22 participating wineries, ask a staff member of stamp their box on your passport. After receiving five stamps from any of the participating wineries, you’ll be eligible to win our “Weekend in DC’s Wine Country” getaway prize. I know what you're thinking: "I get a PRIZE for visiting wineries?!?!" But it's true!

freed_20070522_0020The grand prize is at two-night stay at The Goodstone Inn & Estate near Middleburg. Have you seen this place? It’s incredible. It’s a 265-acre estate in Virginia’s horse and wine country that offers exquisite accommodations, organic fine dining, history, luxury, and incredible nature. But wait, there’s more! The winner will also receive a $100 credit toward dinner at their restaurant, as well as a full country breakfast and afternoon tea for two. It’s a complete package!! For more information on the Goodstone, and to check out the wonderful pics for yourself, go to The contest runs through December 31, 2010. The winner will be selected randomly from completed passports in January 2011.

2010_touring-guideYou can pick up the Touring Guide (it looks like this) at the Loudoun Visitors Center in Leesburg, at any Loudoun winery, and at many other locations around the county. The passport is the inside front cover panel.

Good luck! And be sure to tell your friends you know how to win prizes by visiting wineries!