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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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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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The Life of a Wine Barrel

Winemaking is a complex process. The time taken to plant, cultivate and harvest grapes and then barrel, age and bottle wine can be years, even decades. That Cab you’re drinking had a long life before it touched your lips. Something else in the winemaking process has a long life: a wine barrel…

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Let Love Take Flight

If music is the food of love, then wine be the drink. In ancient Rome drinking wine was thought to bring couples closer together and the gift of a bottle was a symbol of affection. In the Middle Ages wine became associated with the feast of Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love. It was believed…

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