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Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
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Lew Parker, Willowcroft’s winemaker and owner, planted the first grapes in 1981 on the slopes of his farm that in the 1800s were successfully planted with orchards. Just as he suspected, the grapes were superior, and he was able to open Willowcroft in 1984 with vintages from his first fruit. That date marks the birth of DC’s Wine Country®. Lew is still the winery’s owner and award-winning winemaker today. He has kept the winery small, with 14 acres of grapes and producing 2,500 cases of wine annually. The winery and tasting room are housed in a large rustic red barn that dates back to the Civil War. After sampling Willowcroft’s award-winning wines, take a bottle and some gourmet snacks out to the traditional picnic tables that sit on a slope high atop Catoctin Ridge, which offers breathtaking and peaceful panoramic views of Loudoun Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Like all great pioneers, Lew has taken it upon himself to pass on his knowledge. He offers seminars on the art of winemaking to interested students who learn from him how to make wine at home, and are able to buy their grapes directly from Willowcroft. The winery also hosts many events throughout the year, including wine and soup days during the cold winter months, wine and movie "date" nights, and "wines of the world" tastings. One Washington Post writer wrote about Willowcroft, "After seeing Willowcroft, you’ll want to pack your bags, move to the country, and make wine."
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  • Payment Method:
    • Visa
    • Master Card
    • Check
  • Discounts:
    • Member
    • Industry
    • Military
  • Business Hours: Mar-Dec Fri-Sun 11am-5:30pm; Jan by appointment; Feb Sat-Sun 11am-5pm.
  • Offers Tour:
  • Admission Fee/Tasting Fee: $10/person
  • Tour Length: 30 minutes for the tour
  • Reservation Policy: Reservations are required at least a week in advance for tours.
  • Group Admission/Tasting Fee: Group Tastings (10 and over) are $15 for 7 wines
  • Group Reservation Policy: Groups of 6 or more require reservations.
Facility Info
  • Largest Room 30
  • Number of Rooms 3