The culinary story of Loudoun includes a thriving wine industry and foods as diverse as the land that grows them. The Touring Guide to DC’s Wine Country: Loudoun, Virginia is a144-page booklet designed to guide you along your journey of Loudoun’s food and wine experiences.
In the guide, Loudoun’s twenty-two wineries have been divided into five 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 stone stacked fences. Every cluster includes driving directions so you can focus on the scenery. The guide also provides suggested spots to pick up to-go goodies along the way and makes sure you also know where to stop when you get a chocolate craving!
Along your journey, learn about the owners and winemakers, the history of the land and its structures, and what makes each winery in Loudoun unique. Sample the wines the author of the guide suggests and use it to make your own tasting notes – after all, wine tasting is as personal as winemaking. And while you’re breathing in the aroma of years of winemaking experience, stop to admire each winery’s breathtaking backdrop, many with vineyards set against beautiful rolling hills, and painted by the colors of the seasons.
At the end of each cluster, the guide directs you to the perfect culinary ending to your day in DC’s Wine Country, a dinner at one of Loudoun’s Destination Restaurants. In a nomination and juried process, these establishments were selected based on the unique, authentic, and cultural experience they provide, the quality of their product, the use of locally grown ingredients, and their appeal as a local favorite.
Five cluster experiences, for one to five days, or five separate trips. Come and share a taste of Loudoun, DC’s Wine Country, again and again.
Last Updated: 4/27/2011 4:50 PM