The result of winemaking is refined, but the process from grapevine to glass requires serious grit. Subject to the whims of weather and soil, Virginia winemakers are resilient folk. It’s no surprise that they’ve approached the challenges of the last few months with characteristic savvy. Discover the perfect daytime vineyard excursion ideas below!
In Phase Three of Virginia’s reopening, wineries and restaurants are welcoming outdoor and patio-based businesses at 50% capacity. There’s no better time to plan an Orange County getaway, as the weather is as fine as the wine. Over the last decade, wine tourism has transitioned from stuffy to supremely laid-back. As a wine destination, we’ve created experiences suited to different demographics, keeping al fresco fun affordable and anxiety-free.
Photo Credit: Horton Vineyards
For a luxe escape, The 1804 Inn and Cottages and The Inn at Willow Grove welcome summer bookings. An overnight or multi-day stay lends access to guest-only amenities, like fairytale gardens or patio reservations at Vintage. Barboursville Vineyard’s 900-acre spread is the perfect place to exhale. Walk among the wildflowers, Nebbiolo in hand, or sample charcuterie on the pergola at sunset.