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28 Local Wineries to Explore This Fall in the Washington, DC Area

As it appeared on The McEnearney Associates Blog

For many residents of the Washington DC area, fall is one of our favorite times to savor locally made wine. The Washington DC metro area is ripe with vineyards for you to enjoy a glass (or two) while taking in the gorgeous landscapes and history of our area. Maryland has even created wine trails as a great way to explore wineries.

You may also be surprised that there are a couple of urban wineries within the District. Check out our curated list of wineries in DC, MD, and VA — then plan a perfect fall day to savor these delights!


IRGINIA From the sandy coast to the majestic Blue Ridge, Virginia has a diverse landscape for grape cultivation that has inspired a thriving industry. With more than 80 wineries in the Northern Virginia region, there is sure to be something to delight lovers of dry whites as well as chewy reds. Check out these fine wineries close to the DMV, or plan a trip at VirginiaWine.org to explore further afield. Chrysalis Vineyards 39025 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg | Facebook | Instagram Mon – Thurs: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 8:00 PM Sun: 12:00 – 7:00 PM Specializing in growing Norton, along with other tested European varieties, which thrive in Virginia soils and climate. Creek’s Edge Winery 41255 Annas Lane, Lovettsville | Facebook | Instagram Mon – Thurs: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 8:00 PM Sun: 12:00 – 6:30 PM Estate vineyard in the historic Village of Taylorstown showcasing Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Chambourcin. Doukénie Winery 14737 Mountain Road, Hillsboro | Facebook | Instagram Thurs: 12:00 – 5:00 PM Fri: 12:00 – 9:00 PM Sat – Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM The 360-acre estate winery is matched only by a portfolio of Virginia wines which demonstrate the breadth and complexity of Virginia-grown grapes. Fabbioli Cellars 15669 Limestone School Road, Leesburg | Facebook | Instagram Thurs – Mon: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Earth-friendly boutique winery in a comfortable, unpretentious setting. Greenhill Winery & Vineyards 23595 Winery Lane, Middleburg | Facebook | Instagram Open Daily 12:00 – 6:00 PM Breathtaking farm winery setting celebrating 100% Virginia wines. Eden Try Winery 6818 River Road, Fredericksburg | Facebook Fri: 2:00 – 7:00 PM Sat – Sun: 12:00 – 5:00 PM State Gold Medal Winner for 2019 – Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Little Washington Winery 65 Clark Lane, Washington | Facebook | Instagram Thurs – Mon: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Award-winning, handcrafted artisan wines from estate vines and from some of the most coveted vineyards in Virginia. Naked Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards 2747 Leeds Manor Road, Markham | Facebook | Instagram Mon – Thurs: 11:00 Am – 5:00 PM Fri – Sun: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Set upon 41 acres of Blue Ridge mountainside in bucolic Fauquier County, Naked Mountain boasts spectacular views. Paradise Springs Winery 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton | Facebook | Instagram Sun – Thurs: Fri: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Bordering the Bull Run River in Fairfax County, Paradise Springs is the gateway to Virginia Wine Country. Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard 275 Decatur Road, Stafford | Facebook | Instagram Wed – Thurs: 11:00 – 6:00 PM Fri – Sat: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM Sun: 11:00 AM – 6:00PM Award-winning wine, delicious food, and breath-taking views. Rappahannock Cellars 14437 Hume Road, Huntly | Facebook | Instagram Daily 12:00 – 6:00PM Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, the winemakers moved their family’s winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rogers Ford Farm Winery 14674 Rogers Ford Road, Sumerduck | Facebook | Instagram Fri – Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM A peaceful retreat from the dizzying rush. Sharp Rock Vineyards 5 Sharp Rock Road, Sperryville | Facebook | Instagram Fri – Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 225-year-old family farm located on the beautiful Hughes River at the foot of Old Rag Mountain. Sunset Hills Vineyard 38295 Freemont Overlook Lane, Purcellville | Facebook | Instagram Mon – Thurs: 12:00 – 5:00 PM Fri: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Sat – Sun: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Award-winning 100% Virginia wine crafted with a commitment to sustainability.

Quièvremont Winery

162 Gidbrown Hollow Rd #335, Washington, VA | Facebook | Instagram

Thurs: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 7:00 PM Sun: 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM

A boutique winery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains making classic, French-style wines, focusing on estate-grown Bordeaux varietals.

Vint Hill Craft Winery 7150 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill | Facebook | Instagram Wed – Thurs: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Fri: 12:00 – 9:00 PM Sat: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Sun: 12:00 – 7:00 PM Sample great wines while you watch every step in the winemaking process at the Teaching & Tasting Bar. You can even craft your own wine. MARYLAND These featured wineries (and one Meadery) are located in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties as part of the Capital and Legacy Wine Trails. There are 10 additional trails to explore throughout the state! Clear Skies Meadery 325 Main Street, Gaithersburg | Facebook | Instagram Tue – Thurs: 4:00 – 9:00 PM Fri – Sun: 12:00 – 9:00 PM Taproom is open with indoor and outdoor seating available! Great Shoals Winery 7050 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park | Facebook | Instagram Wed – Fri: 1:00 – 8:00 PM Sat – Sun: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Currently open for bottles to go and outdoor seating. Janemark Winery & Vineyard 15200 Baden Naylor Road, Brandywine | Facebook | Instagram Fri: 4:00 – 9:00 PM Sat – Sun: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Located on a farm in rural southern Prince George’s county just 25 miles from DC, Janemark is committed to sustainability. Olney Winery 18127 Town Center Drive, Olney | Facebook | Instagram Mon – Thurs: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Fri – Sat: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sun: 12:00 – 5:00 PM Maryland made wine from grapes sourced all over the world. Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards 15800 Croom Road, Brandywine | Facebook | Instagram Sat – Sun: 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM Relax on the wrap-around porch overlooking the vineyard, rolling hills, and grazing animals. Rocklands Farm Winery 14525 Montevideo Road, Poolesville | Facebook | Instagram Wed – Thurs: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Fri: 12:00 – 9:00 PM Sat – Sun: 12:00 – 6:00 PM This family-owned winery and working farm has a beautiful setting. Romano Vineyard & Winery 15715 Bald Eagle School Road, Brandywine | Facebook | Instagram Fri: 1:00 – 9:00 PM Sat: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Sun: 12:00 – 4:00 PM Committed to producing small lots of handcrafted wine from select custom growers as well as their own grapes. Sugarloaf Mountain Winery 18125 Comus Road, Dickerson | Facebook | Instagram Daily 12:00 – 5:30 PM This award-winning vineyard opened in 2006 and produces Bordeaux-inspired reds and crisp whites. The Urban Winery 949 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring | Facebook | Instagram Wed – Thurs: 5:00 – 10:00 PM Fri: 4:00 – 10:00 PM Sat: 1:00 – 10:00 PM Sun: 1:00 – 8:00 PM Created with the understanding that wine is a social occasion, Urban Winery wines are best enjoyed in the company of friends and family. Windridge Vineyards 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown | Facebook | Instagram Wed – Thurs: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 8:00 PM Sun: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Windridge Vineyards focuses on crafting classic-style wines that celebrate Maryland’s unique terroir. WASHINGTON, D.C. City Winery 1350 Okie Street NE | Facebook | Instagram Currently offering private virtual wine tasting experiences. City Winery is a fully functioning urban winery! District Winery The Yards | Facebook | Instagram Tue – Thurs: 3:00 – 9:00 PM Fri: 3:00 – 10:00 PM Sat: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM This boutique urban winery is currently offering waterfront indoor and patio seating, pickup for online orders, or purchase wines to go onsite.


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