Loudoun is DC’s Wine Country®. Only 25 miles from Washington, DC, Loudoun has matured into a true culinary destination. The culinary story of Loudoun includes a thriving wine industry, an emerging craft brewery scene, and foods from farms that have been producing for generations. To make your experience as effortless as possible, we have grouped Loudoun’s 39 wineries and tasting rooms into six driving “clusters.” Each drive is an experience in itself, along winding roads and up mountainsides, past horse farms and historic estates, and beside miles of stacked stone fences. Our diverse mix of culinary delights is as eclectic as the restaurants that serve them. Where else can you indulge in a plate of fried green tomatoes in a turn-of-the-century bank, or enjoy white cheddar stone-ground grits in an authentic 1905 mill? Your options are only limited by the size of your appetite.
Day One: The Loudoun Heights Cluster: Doukénie Winery, Hillsborough Vineyard and Breaux Vineyards
Dining Recommendations: Stoneybrook Farm and Grandale Restaurant (Destination Restaurant)
Day Two: The Waterford Cluster: Hiddencroft Vineyards, 8 Chains North and Sunset Hills Vineyard
Dining Recommendations: Market Table Bistro and Magnolias at the Mill (Both Destination Restaurants)
Day Three: The Potomac Cluster: Fabbioli Cellars, Lost Creek Vineyard & Winery and Tarara Winery
Dining Recommendations: The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm (Destination Restaurant), Vintage 50 Restaurant & Brew Lounge and Tuscarora Mill Restaurant (Destination Restaurant)
More Than Wine: Corcoran Brewing Company, Lost Rhino Brewery and Catoctin Creek Distilling Company and several new craft breweries are planned to open within the year.
DC Metro Food Tours offers a variety of food tours, wine tours, and experiential events throughout Loudoun County, including the towns and wine regions surrounding Leesburg, Middleburg, and Purcellville. The Historic Leesburg Food Tour combines a lesson in local history and architecture with tastes from some of the town’s top restaurants. The Loudoun Wine and Food Tour is a four hour experience that includes a visit to two of the area’s best wineries for hands-on tastings, touring, and local food pairings.
Epicurience Virginia: Held in the East Coast's premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC's Wine Country. It's where insiders come to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. Taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers, sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country.
Contact Wendy Ferrigno, Tourism Marketing Manager to assist you in planning your next culinary tour adventure