By Susannah Black
It’s not all apples and pumpkins. During Virginia Wine Month, check out these 10 farmers markets across Northern Virginia that host wine vendors in addition to providing a week’s worth of produce.
Two to three local, regional wineries will be participating in Ballston FreshFarm Market‘s wine and beer garden for a special Halloween market on October 30th. Guests can expect free admission with one free tasting and then may buy individual drink tickets for $5. / 901 N. Taylor St., Arlington.
Mosaic Central Farm Market, open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday through November, rotates hosting Barrel Oak Winery and Chateau O’Brien At NorthPoint. Participants may do tastings or buy full bottles. / 2910 District Ave., Fairfax.
Fabbioli Cellars alternates visiting the Smarts Market, Inc. farmers markets: Oakton Smart Markets Farmers Market and Springfield Smart Markets Farmers Market host the winery on rotating Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with the Oakton location continuing every other weekend through December. The winery visits Reston Smart Markets Farmers Market on Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. and the Chantilly Smart Markets Farmers Market on Thursdays 3:30-7 p.m. Samplers may get tastes of five different wines or buy full bottles to take home. / Various Locations.
The FarmFarm is a destination farmers market located on Barrel Oak Winery‘s property. Local farm products and artisanal crafts are available in addition to wine tastings from Barrel Oak and other local wineries like Naked Mountain Winery and Vineyards and Desert Rose Ranch and Winery. Tastings are free for customers and bottles from each winery are available for purchase. The market is available Saturdays 11-6 and Sundays 11-5 through late November. / 3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane.
The Leesburg Saturday Market hosts Willowcroft Farm Vineyards where participants may taste 9-10 wines for $1 or buy full bottles to take home. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. between May and October. / Virginia Village Shopping Center, Catoctin Circle SE, Leesburg.
The Purcellville Community Market has wine available to taste and buy from North Gate Vineyard. The market is open year round: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May through October and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. November through April. / 550 E. Main St., Purcellville.
Prince William County
Manassas Farmers Market hosts Willowcroft Farm Vineyards from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. until mid-November at its Thursday market. The vineyard 9-10 types of wine which drinkers may taste for $1 or buy to take home. / Prince William St., and West St., Manassas.