It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas yet, but October is Virginia Wine Month! Whether you like a robust red, crisp white, rosé all day, or prefer some bubbles, it’s time to pour yourself a glass (or 2) and start celebrating! Virginia has a rich history that includes many vineyards and wineries located throughout the state, including several near Arcadia Run. Grab a friend and a designated driver and head to one of these great places to celebrate Virginia Wine Month during October!
Paradise Springs Winery
Called “The Gateway to Virginia Wine Country,” Paradise Springs Winery is located on a property in Clifton that dates all the back to 1716! Paradise Springs offers tastings, tours, and you can even reserve their space for private events. They also give wine lovers a little taste of everything, with a wide selection of whites and reds, and also carry rosé and sparkling wine.
Aroma Wine Tasting Room
Don’t feel like making a full day trip out to a winery? Head to the new Aroma Wine Tasting Room right here in Manassas! Part of the Marais Vineyards and Winery family, this new tasting room offers all of the same wines that you can get at their winery. While no outside food is permitted, they do serve tasting plates with the wine tasting and offer a charcuterie plate for purchase. Try their award-winning Battlefield green wine, or a glass of their delicious Merlot.
The Winery at Bull Run
Enjoy a crisp fall day out on the farm at the Winery at Bull Run. Bring your friends, some blankets, and start sipping! Drop by for a spur of the moment tasting, or bring a whole group (perfect for bachelorette parties!). This fall, they are even offering haunted wine tours on Fridays throughout the month of October. Their wines are made with 100% Virginia grapes, meaning they are all local and all delicious. If you’re still holding on to summer, try their fruit peach wine, or if you’re looking for something more robust, try the 2015 Reconciliation, perfect for fall with hints of coffee and plum.
Vint Hill Craft Winery
Talk about crafty… Vinty Hill Craft Winery can’t be found on GPS! Being located on a former covert Army base just adds to the charm of this urban winery focused on the craft of making homemade wine. Try their award-winning Cabernet Franc or Petit Verdot at one of their events, such as Ladies Night, or just drop by for a tour and tasting!
Celebrate Virginia Wine Month right at home at Arcadia Run by stopping by one of our Wine Wednesday’s in the clubhouse! Learn more about all Arcadia Run has to offer by visiting us online.