Virginia Wine Tours – 210 Wineries..so little time
Virginia is the fourth most visited place on earth for wine connoisseurs and boasts 210 wineries. A Virginia wine tour is a must! Some of the best in the state are right here in our backyard and graciously welcome our guests. Look for these varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Norton, Petit Manseng, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Travel the back roads to visit our local vineyards and you will discover why we love the lush and lovely land here in Virginia. Virginia’s wines are becoming less of an insider’s secret. Our old world style wines are highly acclaimed in the Wine Enthusiast and the Wine Spectator.
Wine Country Day One
Arrive at L'Auberge Provencale early to begin your first day of wine touring. When you arrive at the inn, we will happily provide you with directions, maps and information for several days of a self-guided wine tours of our region.
Start off at the inn on your first day and visit Veramar Vineyards, just a few minutes north of the Inn and partake in the picnic lunch offered there with your wine tasting. After touring and tasting continue to Delaplane Cellars, Naked Mountain and Barrel Oak Vineyards and enjoy some of the most beautiful views while tasting world class wines. During your travels, in season, are some great "pick your own" orchards and farms on this route. You may want to stop and pick some fresh peaches, apples, or strawberries. Return to the Inn and after taking some time to wile away the rest of the day, have dinner that evening at our restaurant, La Table Provencale.
Wine Country Day Two
Day two starts with a full multi-course breakfast here at the inn and we can have a picnic basket prepared for you to take with you on the road. First stop is one of our favorite wineries, Linden Vineyards. Jim Law and his staff make some of Virginia's finest. Try the Hardscrabble label while you are there. Leave Linden and next stop is Fox Meadow. You may want to lunch on their beautiful deck and enjoy the scenery and the wines. A little further afield, but worth the trip, definitely try to visit Glen Manor, Philip Carter, and Rappahannock Cellars. Beautiful scenery and beautiful wines.
Wine Country Day Three
Day three make an early start and first stop is Pearmund Vineyards. Chris Pearmund and his staff have a large variety of well crafted wines for you to try. Then, travel on to the Winery at La Grange where Chris also consults. The third vineyard to visit is Chrysalis Vineyard, home to the first Virginia Grape, Norton and try what Thomas Jefferson was cultivating at Monticello. Next, take time to stop and dine in Middleburg at the French Hound or the oldest inn, the Red Fox. Some shopping may be the ticket or you can continue to Boxwood Vineyard, which is a world class property, nestled in the Virginia Horse Country.
If you don't want to worry about sampling responsibly, we can arrange for a car and driver for a day or all three. A four hour chauffeured wine tour is 299.00 and must be booked in advance.