Made in Loudoun
Peaches, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries and more? Choose a season and pick your own at Great Country Farms. This local farm is family owned and allows everyone to experience the farm life in Loudoun County. Great for kids and adults alike, come for the fresh fruit and get lost in their corn maze.
Head east for a stop at Mom’s Apple Pie Shop located at Hill High Marketplace. Enjoy a slice of pie from this Loudoun staple and don’t forget to check out the local wine, fresh meats and other goodies. Take some home for the family to experience as well.
After, visit Monks BBQ for lunch in Purcellville, VA. Known for its house-made meats, classic sides with a twist, unique sauces and specials, Monks is ‘Made in Loudoun.’
Afternoon begins with a visit to Catoctin Creek Distillery for a cocktail flight inspired by the house-made liquor. Home to Virginia’s most awarded whiskey; Catoctin Creek is the first Loudoun County distillery since prohibition and sources its ingredients and fruit from local organic sources. Don’t like whiskey? Try the gin!
After the cocktail flight, step back into production and take part in a bottling demo and workshop. Take home what you ‘Made in Loudoun.’
Enjoy a tasting at a local winery because after all, what would a stop in DC’s Wine Country be without a winery. The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards features a restored 100-year-old stone and wood dairy barn, which has been transformed into a unique tasting room.
Continue to Vanish Farmwoods Brewery, which started as a hops farm to support the growing beverage industry and local agriculture. Soon however it became apparent that a brewery was a necessity. This agricultural based brewery has more than 15 beers on tap at any given time.
Round out the day with dinner at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. This working organic farm features a 110-seat restaurant, housed in glass atrium overlooking the Potomac River. Watch the sunset over the mountains and enjoy a farm-to-table meal prepared by the 2017 Rammy Chef of the Year Tarver King at this Loudoun Restaurant.