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Weekend Getaway: Bluemont Vineyard, Loudoun County, Virginia November 9, 2009

Posted by Laura Schwartz in Events.
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A recent article in the Washington Post says that Loudoun County, Virginia has the highest concentration of 25 – 34 year olds with an annual income exceeding $100,000. The article also says that these 20-3o somethings, spend weekends at the local Virginia wineries. I decided to test this article and head up to Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, VA.

Bluemont Vineyard Entrance

Located at 18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135. It took us about an hour and 15 minutes from Arlington, VA. But the ride is beautiful – Loudoun County has some beautiful houses on tons of land, trees, views of hills, and the occasional cow.

Bluemont Vineyard does $5 tastings of their wines with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Tastings in April through October are 12pm to 6pm, and during November through March from 12pm to 5pm.

Editors Note: During your tasting, there are 2 ceramic jugs in front of you – one for water (to clean your glass before the dessert wine) and another to pour your discarded wine and/or water into (if there’s a handle on the jug – it’s the one for water. Oops.)

You can choose to enjoy their wines by the glass or the bottle. They have cheese, fudge, apple butter, dipping oils, and fresh baked bread for purchase from Goot Essa with your wines. Goot Essa is a cooperative of Central Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonite dairy farmers.

Bluemont Vineyard Bread and Cheese

You can sit outside or inside and enjoy their live music and views. You’ll notice on their wine glasses, labels, t-shirts, and most other things with the Bluemont Vineyard label, has “951” printed on it. The Vineyard is located at 951 feet above sea level. The boutique winery says that on a clear day, you can see the top of the Washington Monument (as you can see from the picture  below, it was a beautiful day, but I didn’t see the monument…maybe someone else did!) My friend, and former client, Colleen, enjoyed the views with me. There were several dogs that were outside on the porch, the Vineyard is dog-friendly for friendly, vaccinated, and leashed dogs.

We had a great time and I strongly encourage those of you with a free weekend to head out to check out the vineyard. The article was right, there were crowds of people there the entire time we were there. However, it was certainly not limited to the age groups the article mentioned. In fact, there was a wedding at The Cellar while we were there.

Bluemont Vineyard Live Music Bluemont Vineyard Exterior Laura Rubinchuk Bluemont VineyardBluemont Vineyard View

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This post was mentioned on Twitter by LRubinchuk: @DCsWineCountry In case you want a recap of one Realtors journey to Bluemont Vineyard http://bit.ly/3OqVwx

3. Reston Limousine - November 14, 2009

Laura,
If you or your readers would like to visit DC’s Wine Country vineyards without worrying about crowded parking, Reston Limousine offers public wine tours to 2 wineries every Saturday and Sunday. Please feel free to check our online calendar for a schedule of our public wine tours.


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