Virginia Wine, Beer, & Cider Trails
Whether you’re sipping sangria or savoring some hard cider, there’s no doubt that a nice, chilled alcoholic beverage makes for some good summer refreshment. If you want the best that Virginia has to offer, then on your next StayVA getaway, add one or more of these wine, beer, and cider trails to your itinerary:
The Wine: Monticello Wine Trail – History and wine tasting meet along this trail, which includes award-winning wineries like Veritas Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Grace Estate Winery, and Thomas Jefferson’s very own Jefferson Vineyards. It’s no wonder this trail is called the “Birthplace of American Wine”! (Click here for StayVA lodging near the Monticello) Virginia’s Eastern Shore Wine Trail – The three wineries along this Eastern Shore trail include Bloxom Winery, Holly Grove Vineyards, and Chatham Vineyards. These are all accommodated by historic sites, fishing villages, bayside beaches and scenery, and more. (Click here for StayVA lodging near Virginia’s Eastern Shore.)
The Cider: (Note: While there are no “official” Virginia cider trails, you can definitely sip your way through many of Virginia’s hard cideries in a day or two!) Blue Bee Cider — Richmond Bold Rock Hard Cider — Wintergreen Castle Hill Cider — Keswick Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery — Middleburg Winchester Ciderworks — Winchester
The Beer: LoCo Ale Trail- This Loudoun County trail features fourteen breweries and some absolutely beautiful scenery for your enjoyment. (Click here for StayVA lodging near Loudoun County) Nelson 151 Trail- This scenic brewery trail (which also includes wine, hard cider, and a distillery) features three breweries with award-winning beverages: Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company. (Click here for StayVA lodging near Nelson County) We look forward to seeing you on your libation trail getaway!