This past summer one of my goals was to explore all that the DMV has to offer in terms of wine and spirits. A lot of people think that to get a taste of wine country you have to go to Europe or the West coast. Here I will tell you about a couple of hidden gems in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Area that are worth taking a look at!
Bluemont Vineyard: This vineyard in NOVA (northern Virginia) is one of my favorite vineyards thus far. When visited, I did the flight wine tasting which sampled both red and white wines, dry and sweet. the scenery is amazing and tasting/food are reasonably priced. This vineyard had a ton of outdoor/indoor seating and you drive through the vineyard to get to the tasting room which was really neat! This would be an amazing place for weddings/events/engagement photos. The view is breathtaking. Wine for sale is also reasonably priced.
Dirt Farm Brewing: This Brewery is right nextdoor to Bluemont! Less than a five minute drive. I have not been as interested in beer but this place jumpstarted my interest! I was able to visit the brewery and the vineyard on the same day and really enjoyed it. We did a flight beer tasting which was reasonably priced and a different array of beers from IPA’s, lights to sours.
Linganore Wine Cellars: This place by far is my favorite Winery. Located in Mt. Airy, Maryland this winery is featured in the Maryland wine festival located in Westminster, MD. They have reasonably priced wines and labels that tell you how dry/sweet the wine is and the best foods to pair it with. I think this is great for anyone interested in drinking wine.