With 40 wineries and tasting rooms, you may not know where to begin when you visit Loudoun County. To make it easier, we’ve grouped Loudoun’s wineries into six wine clusters, each uniquely its own. Focus on just one cluster or follow the wine trail through our Northern Virginia wine region and visit several for a richer experience.
The Loudoun Heights Cluster
Anchored in Hillsboro, this cluster surrounds one of the smallest and most historic Virginia towns. Hillsboro is appropriately named for its hills and the wineries in this cluster have some of the most stunning scenery in the county.
The wineries in this cluster sit just outside the historic village of Waterford, founded by Quakers in 1733. This National Historic Landmark village is surrounded by rolling hills studded with vineyards and wineries, from small batch producers hand crafting their wines, to larger vineyards offering expansive and innovative tasting experiences.
The Potomac Cluster lies in the fertile land between historic Route 15 and the Potomac River, just north of Leesburg. This scenic two-lane highway is lined with farms, roadside stands, and antique shops, surrounded by rolling fields and mountain views. Nestled between the farms, the Potomac wineries are eclectic featuring everything from river views and lakes to log cabins and estates.
This is where wine country meets horse country. The wineries in this cluster sit primarily along Route 50, John Mosby Highway, as it travels through the villages of Aldie and Middleburg. Your drive from one winery to the next is lined with stacked stone fences, scenic horse farms, and manicured estates. Giddy up.
This cluster was named after the nearby town of Hamilton, originally called Harmony. The route takes you down winding roads to the wineries surrounding the town and along gravel roads to the top of Catoctin Mountain for views that perfectly with the wines.
If you enter Loudoun from the west on Route 7, you’ll pass through Snicker’s Gap, a wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Virginia’s Scenic Byways lead you through the countryside with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains rolling along beside you. Climb the mountains to one of this cluster’s wineries, Bluemont Vineyard, offering a breathtaking view from its elevation of about 1,000 feet.