Wine Country

Loudoun County features more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms on rolling hills and cliff-edged slopes, views as sumptuous as the Viognier. Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, and Norton grape varietals are to the fore, but you come to DC's Wine Country for more than tastings and tours. Unique winery experiences include barrel tastings with vintners (blend and label your own bottle), grape stomping, vinotherapy spa treatments, yoga classes - Vinyasa in the Vines!- and music concerts. With the ideal soil and climate comes superb farm-to-table fare, including local cheeses and charcuterie to pair your wines with, and look out for frequent appearances by guest chefs. If the bacchanal gets too much, check into a boutique bed and breakfast and wake up to the best vineyard views this side of Tuscany.