The Best Wineries in Northern Virginia to Visit This Winter

The weather is getting dramatically colder here in the Shenandoah Valley this November, but that’s no reason to stop sipping and swirling at local wineries in Northern Virginia! In contrast, we think winter is actually an excellent time to visit the top-rated wineries in North Virginia, as you won’t have to compete with the busy summer crowds to do so. Choose from those along the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, or branch out even further to discover the varying depths and flavors of Virginia’s wine scene. 

Virginia wineries have been producing such great wine in recent years that it’s now considered one of the top trending wine-growing regions in the country. There are wineries all over the state, including those just outside Washington D.C. and those in the southern reaches of the state. There are eight right here in the Shenandoah Valley, too, which is perfect for those enjoying romantic getaways at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast.

Given the agricultural and craft-based traditions of the  Shenandoah Valley, it’s not much of a stretch to realize that some of the best wineries in Northern Virginia are right here – and they are making trips to this part of the world even more delightful and delicious. This winter, join us at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast and enjoy quiet season visits to these fantastic wineries in Northern Virginia.

Add to your getaway the exceptional hospitality and attentive service you’ll receive at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast, and you have the makings of a spectacular getaway. Book your room at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast today!

A glass of white wine at the best wineries in northern Virginia this winter

8 Best Wineries in Northern Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley is a truly remarkable destination to visit any time of year. There are plenty of great things to do in the warm summer days, stunning fall foliage to enjoy each autumn, and a different kind of beauty that is worth seeing and experiencing, mixed with glorious quiet and solitude, in the winter.

Whether you’re here to visit the towns of Lexington or Staunton, to see the most beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway waterfalls, or to rekindle the flames or romance with your sweetheart, you should also make time to factor in a visit or two to some of the fantastic wineries in northern Virginia while you’re here.

The wineries in northern Virginia are nothing short of spectacular. From right here on the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail to the outskirts of Washington, DC, the wineries or northern Virginia have plenty to offer visitors. Now that their busy harvest season has quieted down for the year, it’s also a great time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their many labors.

Wine tasting at the top wineries in northern Virginia offers a delicious taste of this area’s rich agricultural heritage. It provides a welcome respite from other activities in the area, like hiking, biking, shopping, and more. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite wineries in northern Virginia, each within an hour’s drive of our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast.

  1. Rockbridge Vineyards and Brewery is one of our favorite wineries in Northern Virginia, and given how close it is to our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast, we send our guests here often. Their award-winning wines are delicious, and there’s always live music and other fun events to enjoy.
  2. Ankida Ridge Vineyards is one of the best wineries in northern Virginia and bucks the traditional Bordeaux-leaning styles of Virginia wineries. They are well known for their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays – and they sit atop a gorgeous mountain offering an unforgettable wine-tasting experience.
  3. Crosskeys Vineyards, one of the many acclaimed destinations on the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, is also one of the best wineries in northern Virginia. They offer an elegant spot to sip and enjoy your wine this winter.
  4. Blenheim Vineyards is another exquisite member of great wineries in northern Virginia. Famous musician Dave Matthews owns this winery, but don’t let that be why you visit. Their wine is simply delicious, and is only an hour from our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast.
  5. Enjoy panoramic mountain views while sipping your wines at Brix & Columns Vineyards, another top-rated choice among the wineries in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
  6. There are few places that offer a more authentic taste or experience in the Shenandoah Valley than Marceline Vineyards. Sip wine in their beautiful barn and take in the exquisite country views – it won’t take you long to see why this is one of our favorite wineries in the Shenandoah Valley. 
  7. Take the time to drive up to The Winery at Kindred Pointe – you won’t be disappointed! The views here are simply stunning, but so, too, are the wines they pour into you. 
  8. It may not be as beautiful in the winter as in summer when their gorgeous lavender fields bloom, but wine tasting at the White Oak Lavender Farm & Purple Wolf Vineyard is always a worthwhile stop on the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. 

Finally, if you’re up for driving a little more than an hour away, the effort will more than pay off by visiting Shenandoah Vineyards. Not only are they the second-oldest wineries in Northern Virginia, but they’ve won plenty of awards and have been credited as starting Virginia’s wine industry.

Relax and unwind at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast with another glass of wine, after visiting the top wineries in Northern Virginia

The Best Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast

Whether you visit all of these fantastic wineries in northern Virginia or just one, we’re confident you’ll come away with a new favorite to take home with you and fond memories of your time in this beautiful place. However, as wonderful as wine tasting is, you’ll need something else to fill your days. Why not embrace the quiet tranquility of our elegant Bed and Breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley, located near Staunton and Lexington?

Arguably one of the best things about our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast, aside from the warm, personalized hospitality you’ll enjoy while here, is waking up to the quiet serenity of our 50-acre property – an experience that is so authentic to the Shenandoah Valley that it’s hard to beat.

As you gradually wake up and get ready for your day, delight in the aromas from the kitchen below you, where a delicious and hearty multi-course breakfast is prepared for you from scratch. This is one of the simplest pleasures in life, and it’s one we thoroughly enjoy providing for our guests.

From there, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Perhaps visits to more wineries in northern Virginia are on your list, or maybe it’s a day just to admire the scenic beauty of this area. However you spend your day, know the comfortable accommodations of our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast will e waiting for you at the end of it. Don’t let the cold weather scare you off this winter. Book your room at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast today!

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