Fall in love with Virginia on this tour of three great destinations.
Day One Loudoun, Visit Tarara Winery nestled along the Potomac River on 475 acres. Enjoy the taste of wines made from some of the oldest vines planted in Virginia. Next travel to the Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek, where you can choose from several different group wine tasting experiences. Travel to Historic Morven Park, a 19th century Greek-Revival mansion. Tour this beautifully curated former governor’s mansion, learn about the history of farming and visit the Carriage House Museum. Stop for lunch at the Grandale Vintners Table where you enjoy the country atmosphere and fresh food that is grown on the property. Order a glass of wine from the on-site winery, 868 Estate Vineyards. End your night with Stagecoach Theater, where you can experience plays, murder mysteries or cabarets.
Day Two Prince William & Manassas, Enjoy Historic Downtown Manassas. Take in an architectural tour and discover unique historical buildings. Visit sites such as the Candy Factory, which made and distributed candy in the early 1900’s. It now serves as a venue catering to local residents who are passionate about the arts. Stop by the Manassas Railroad Depot, which was rebuilt after a massive fire in 1914. Stop for lunch at Okra’s Louisiana Bistro to enjoy authentic Cajun fare. Try the alligator bites or stick with their classic shrimp jambalaya. Travel to the Winery at LaGrange. Located at the base of the Bull Run Mountain foothills, Discover the art of Virginia wine-making, sip on samples and enjoy the beauty of the Bull Run Mountains. Drive to Historic Occoquan and fall in love with this riverside town. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the Potomac River and discover more about this town’s connection to the water. Before calling it a night, head to the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium for an awe-inspiring show. Dance in your seat to popular music from artists like the Beatles as you watch colorful lasers create works of art above you.
Day 3 Charlottesville, Explore Monticello, home of President Thomas Jefferson. Although Jefferson is best remembered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, he is also credited with bringing the first wine plants to America. Enjoy a hearty lunch at Michie Tavern, established in 1784. Enjoy traditional 18th century fare, including the best fried chicken in town. The Montecello Wine Trail. Taste award-winning wines and learn about the art of vinification. Enjoy a relaxing end to your trip with a stroll along Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall.
Last Updated: 02/24/2016