Wineries and Wine Bars
Last updated: November 19, 2019
A list of Northern Virginia’s wineries and wine bars, organized by county.
Bistro 360 Wine Bar
Bistro 360 is a comfortable wine bar with a casual atmosphere. Enjoy a menu drawn from cuisines around the world with dishes like tandoori chicken, miso salmon, jambalaya, pan-roasted Asian duck breast and more.
Artisanal cheese boards, seasonal mac ‘n’ cheese, fondue and an extensive wine list round out the Cheesetique menu. Enjoy a large patio at the Shirlington location or a cozier atmosphere in Ballston.
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro
Grand Cru’s vintage French-inspired interior provides a tasteful atmosphere as elegant as their food. Enjoy wine flights, outdoor seating, and private dining options from Chef J. Trent Conry.
Jaleo offers a Spanish wine bar, tapas and a sangria hour in an upscale environment in Crystal City. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and Jaleo’s in-house wine store.
Northside Social Coffee & Wine Bar
Part coffee shop, part wine bar, Northside Social is known for their variety of pastries baked fresh daily and an upstairs wine bar that opens after 5 p.m.
This wine and crepe bar boasts a wine fountain, sangria, chocolate covered strawberries, a weekend brunch menu and daily specials on both sweet and savory crepes.
Screwtop Wine Bar
Screwtop is situated two blocks from the Clarendon metro stop and offers an extensive beer and wine list that is updated each month. Guests can enjoy wine flights, cheese boards and an exclusive wine club membership.
Wine Pro Tours
Wine Pro Tours offers a seasonal Fall Foliage tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the Clarendon metro stop, full tasting experiences at vineyards across Northern Virginia and a professional tour guide at each vineyard.
This adorable cheese shop in Del Ray (with two other locations in Arlington) offers brunch, lunch and dinner as well as tasting events and live music.
Grape and Bean
With two storefronts—in Old Town and Del Ray—Grape and Bean is a gathering place for interesting wines, craft beer and an ample menu. And for the connoisseur, enroll in one of their wine classes.
As cheese naturally goes well with wine, these dairy experts also offer more than 20 wines by the glass or bottle. Try a locally sourced meal while you’re there, like hanger steak or bok choy Caesar salad.
Nectar Del Ray
Replacing Emma’s coffee shop, Nectar bills itself as “a coffee, pastry and sandwich shop by day and bistro, local wine and craft beer restaurant by night.” Enjoy your wine on their patio on a mild night.
This wine bar is a more recent addition to Alexandria nightlife, with ample indoor and outdoor seating, a full menu and extra-curriculars like live music, book clubs and a wine club.
Dolce Vita Cicchetti Wine Bar
“Cicchetti” is Italian for small plates, which makes sense considering their wine bar menu features pizza, flatbreads, tasting plates and classic Italian items like Caprese salad.
Enoteca Ottanta Wine Lounge at Whole Foods
After getting the groceries, shoppers can sip on wine and chow down on small plates at this wine lounge inside Whole Foods. Special events are posted periodically on their Facebook page.
You can sit inside or outside at Hamrock’s Restaurant, which calls the historic Moore-McCandlish House its home. Offering lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Chef Bill Hamrock also designs nightly dinner specials.
Saturdays are for Bill Heid’s keyboard and vocals, though other musical events are scattered throughout the month. Idylwood Grill and Wine Bar serves contemporary French/American lunch, dinner, dessert and Sunday brunch. The grill also caters and takes reservations.
Lake Anne Coffee House and Wine Bar
A wine consultant selects wines for the Lake Anne Coffee House and Wine Bar’s rotating menu, and Chef Meagan Thompson designs plates complementing those selections during pairing events. Their menu features breakfast, lunch and a seasonal dinner menu sporting starters, entrees, salads and sides. Since it doubles as a coffee house, you’ll also find espresso and chai and French press. Live music is also on the calendar.
Paradise Springs Winery
Always welcoming walk-ins, the Paradise Springs Winery offers daily, year-round tastings. There are prepackaged food items like cheeses, meats, crackers, baguettes, spreads and other small snacks, but guests can bring their own food (within reason), and arrangements can be made in advance for large group catering. The winery offers Saturday and Sunday tours and is both kid and dog-friendly (so long as dogs stay on the lawn area and children are not present at the bar during tastings or in any production area).
The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop
Located in the Reston Town Center, The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop offers a selection of starters including mixed nuts, Brie and charcuterie plates plus salads, paninis, quesadillas and dessert. As an added incentive to buy a bottle, guests can get $10 off their “wine to go” purchase. Other savings can be found during happy hour with half-price bottles, wine and cheese packages, appetizers and $5 glasses of select wines.
The Wine House
On The Wine House’s brunch, lunch and dinner menus guests, can choose between small plates and full-blown entrees like filet mignon or a New Zealand rack of lamb. When possible, The Wine House uses local and organic produce. Reservations can be made in advance and guests can grab a bottle to take home with them from the on-site wine store.
The Winery at Bull Run
While guests cannot bring their own beverages and coolers to The Winery at Bull Run, they can enjoy an assortment of meats, cheese, dips, spread, baguettes, water, apple juice and soda for purchase at the bar. From April through November, food trucks make an appearance, plus visitors can enjoy a pre-ordered Amphora Catering meal at outdoor picnic tables. There are also tastings, tours, live music on the weekend and opportunities to host your own events.
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
Located near The Westin Reston Heights and the Washington Dulles International Airport, at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro guests can enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner made using ingredients from a handful of local farms. Vinifera, the first Reston wine bar, has outdoor seating and is known for its Mediterranean cuisine.
50 West Vineyards
This winery is ideal for lounging outside, as they have a patio and picnic areas for outdoor seating. Food options are available from their light fare menu.
8 Chains North
This family owned-and-operated winery values grapes grown on the farm. Children and pets may come with you to the winery, but dogs must stay outside.
868 Estate Vineyards
Relax at this winery with live music every weekend. Musical selections and artists vary so be sure to check the website to see who is scheduled to play. Come hungry to try out the onsite restaurant.
Definitely sit outside to see to the elevated views. A deck and patio outdoor seating is available with a fireplace when weather permits. Stay longer as food is available from a select menu.
Relax outside on various patio seating options with views of a small pond. The winery has a food menu available, and dogs and children are allowed on the property.
Boxwood Estate Winery
Taste five different wine blends when you visit this winery that is also a national landmark. The house and estate sit on one of the first horse farms in Middleburg.
This picturesque vineyard has plenty of outdoor seating. Come out on the weekend to tour the vineyard and facilities. A light fare menu is available.
Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg
Relax outside with patio and deck seating options as well as picnic areas for lounging and play. A light fare food menu is available and to check out their live music.
Casanel Vineyards and Winery
This family-owned winery values quality wines and providing educational tastings to ensure that consumers know what they are drinking.
Providing plenty of seating both indoor and out, this winery strives to provide customers with engaging and educational wine tastings.
Corcoran Vineyards and Cidery
Come hungry to try the BBQ that is offered every Saturday at this vineyard and cidery.
Light fare food options are available, and if you get lucky, you may snag a picture with one of the free-range chickens that run around.b
Enjoy your wine outside with patio seating.
Dry Mill Vineyard and Winery
Seating at this winery is available in the tasting room or on the patio. Light fare food options are available or you many bring you own snacks if planning on sitting outside.b
Enjoy your wine outside with their outdoor seating options. Be sure to ask for their light fare food menu if you get hungry.
Greenhill Winery and Vineyards
Enjoy the outdoor scenery with this winery’s patio and picnic areas. Wine club members can enjoy special indoor and outdoor spaces and a club house.
Hidden Brook Winery
Enjoy the unique views of tasting your wine in a log cabin; outdoor seating is also available. Check out one of the winery’s live music events.
Open year-round, this winery has both indoor and outdoor seating with fire pits going when the weather cools down.
Bring your own food or choose from their light fare menu and enjoy a glass of wine in the vineyard’s picnic area.
Hunter’s Run Wine Barn
Taste 11 different wine blends at this Irish-themed wine barn. Cozy up next to a fireplace with a specialty sangria that changes each month.
Maggie Malick Wine Caves
Have a tasting underground at the wine caves. Get an up close and personal look at the equipment and barrels used in the wine-making process.
Check out one of the many live music events at a winery that sees wine as a “philosophy and year-round effort.”
Quattro Goomba’s Winery
Pizza, wine and beer are all offered in one stop. There’s also plenty of indoor seating and outside areas to enjoy an afternoon of drinks and food.
Stone Tower Winery
The winery is divided into various seating sections, allowing for families, couples and wine club members to sit in group areas. A light fare food menu is available.
Sunset Hills Vineyard
Enjoy a tasting in a historic Amish barn with views of the mountains. Light fare food options are available.
This winery is most popular for its live music and concert events. Try something from the light fare food menu or try the BBQ available on the weekends.
Terra Nebulo Vineyards
Enjoy the farm views from this winery in rocking chairs while enjoying a glass of wine. Light fare food options available.
The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards
Enjoy the outdoor seating options while relaxing to live music and take a look at their wine club.
Expand your palette as food and wine parings are available, then enjoy a glass of wine in the outdoor seating areas.
Twin Oaks Tavern Winery
Enjoy a different wine experience with the traditional eight wine blends, but be sure to try the wine slushies or mulled wine.
Two Twisted Posts Winery
Enjoy eight different wine blends in this spacious barn with live music, bocce ball and croquet.
This is the perfect venue for both wine lovers and non-drinkers; four wine blends, fruit wine and non-alcoholic beverages offered.
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing winery experience, look no farther. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this winery has been making wine for over 30 years.
Enjoy eight wine blends and a scenic setting. Stroll around the grounds or sit on the deck to enjoy the vista.
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard
This family run winery opens their home for you to enjoy a glass in their living or dining room. Some even say the house is haunted.
Aroma Wine Tasting
With all the same wines that are available at Morais Vineyards and Winery in Bealeton, Aroma Wine Tasting offers a winery experience without the hike to Fauquier County. Aroma complements the wine with tasting plates as well as a charcuterie plate available for purchase.
Bottle Stop Wine Bar
At Bottle Stop Wine Bar, you can pair your wine with small plates from the lunch or dinner menu while taking in river views from the outdoor patio. Choose from the selections of wine on tap, go for a tasting flight or pick from the full menu. The wine bar also features a wine club with monthly selections and other perks.
Cork & Fork
At the Gainesville outpost of this DMV chain, wine aficionados can expand their knowledge with classes, sample new wines with tastings and buy bottles to enjoy at home. Plus, the Cork and Fork offers a wine club with monthly, bimonthly and quarterly pick-up options.
Trummer’s Coffee and Wine Bar
Opened in 2015 from the team behind Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, this coffee shop-meets-wine bar in Gainesville’s Virginia Gateway shopping center offers a substantial menu (breakfast, brunch, small plates and sandwiches) in addition to beverages both caffeinated and alcoholic, plus outdoor seating.
Winery at La Grange
Sample wine with a side of spooky lore at the historic Winery at La Grange, where a glass of wine stays on the hearth to appease the ghost of former owner Benoni Harrison, who is said to haunt the property. Packaged snacks are available for purchase, but visitors can also bring their own food to accompany their tasting. Leashed dogs are welcome. The winery also offers a wine club featuring discounts and admittance to exclusive events.
Arterra Wines and Hawkmoth Arts
Nestled on a mountainside, Arterra focuses on both wine making and arts through the showcasing of co-owner Sandy Gray-Murray’s art pieces. Feel free to bring along your own food, and look into joining their wine club.
Aspen Dale Winery
The experience is what the owners of Aspen Dale Winery had in mind when setting up shop. Thus they offer not only wines, but an atmosphere of engagement with their miniature horses, goats and chickens, and opportunities to play board games and chat. Try some of their light fare while you sample live music.
Barrel Oak Winery
Set in the Piedmont countryside, it is easy to make a day of relaxation a common occurrence at BOW with a rotating list of events happening throughout the year. Pizza and barbecue are offered on the the weekends, but you can also bring outside food, as well as your dog.
Blue Valley Vineyard & Winery
With a family history steeped in making wine in the mountains of Greece, the Zissios family have brought their traditions to the Shenandoah Valley with a specificity to Virginia’s varietals. Blue Valley has a wine club, a menu of light fare and live music.
Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint
This popular vineyard in Markham is expanding, going from 25 acres to 45 to bring more of the hand-crafted wines, from red blends to dry whites, to its patrons. Enjoy a light bite there, listen to live tunes and check out their wine club.
Cobbler Mountain Cellars & Cidery
Wine isn’t the only drink in Cobbler Mountain’s roster. The cider options changes seasonally as do the wine options. Outside food and dogs welcome.
Overlooking the Crooked Run Valley as it sits atop Lost Mountain, Delaplane Cellars offers wines made from 100 percent vinifera varietals grown in Virginia. Sample their light meals or tote your own. Dogs can tag along and live music is on the calendar.
Desert Rose Ranch & Winery
Desert Rose started as a horse breeding, training and boarding facility and how includes an operation focused on producing Virginia wines. It’s also got a wine club, live music and is dog-friendly.
Granite Heights Winery
Granite Heights has a focus on the wine and is 12 acres with each acre having 2,000 vines allowing them to offer merlot, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, cabernet franc, barbera, chardonnay and vermentino. If you’ve got a small party, feel free to bring a picnic or try their light fare with your tasting. Dogs are welcome and Granite Heights offers a wine club.
Forty years of winemaking experience from the Attiki region of Greece has gone into the operation that is Mediterranean Cellars, with tastings and wine club.
Miracle Valley Vineyard
Miracle Valley Vineyard owners turned what was a cattle ranch from the American Revolution through the 1980s into a vineyard today, and the land was involved in The Burning Raid of 1864. And while you sip Virginia wines you can take in the historic buildings that the owners preserved. Outside food is welcome, live music is on the calendar and a wine club is available.
Molon Lave Vineyard
The winemakers at Molon Lave use traditional European wine-making techniques to craft their offerings, which include Kosher wines. And visitors can spend a day imbibing while they take in the 50 acres of vineyards, forests and ponds that make up the campus. Feel free to bring your own food and your dog, and look into their wine club
The Morais family has been making wine for more than 100 years, and the accolades and awards it has received over the years adds to not only the vineyard’s own cache but that of Virginia’s wine industry.
Naked Mountain Winery and Vineyards
“Drink Naked!” may be written on their website but Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards is just as legit and classy as the rest of the industry. In the summer months enjoy the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in the winter snuggle up to the fireplace in the chalet. Bring your dog along and try their light food or bring your own as you enjoy live music.
In 2014 Virginia Wine Lover’s magazine named Pearmund Cellars’ Chris Pearmund as one of the best winemakers in the state along with naming the business one of the best wineries. Even the dog Tug won for best wine dog. In addition to their light fare, Pearmund offers pizza and barbecue on the weekend. They also have a wine club.
Philip Carter Winery
At Philip Carter Winery, you can join family and friends in enjoying one of the many wines while taking in the pastoral views of the gentle sloping land, or converse over a scheduled elegant winemaker’s dinner. Also check out their classes, wine club and live tunes.
This 16-acre vineyard with light fare focuses on Bordeaux-style blends and is putting Virginia on the map, lauded as one of the best producers in Virginia. It’s been said that it wouldn’t be out of place in Napa Valley.
Rogers Ford Farm Winery
Rogers Ford Farm Winery is on the edge of nowhere, at least that is what the website states boldly, likely because they want you to enjoy the crisp wines and extract yourself from your busy life. They offer a small menu and a wine club.
Slater Run Vineyards
Separate but equal: Slater Run Vineyards grows their grapes in one location and then just a short distance down Rt. 50 is their tasting room where you can imbibe. They’ve also got a wine club.
Three Fox Vineyards
Three Fox Vineyards wants you to not only enjoy their award-winning wines, but really the whole experience at their 50-acre campus with picnic meadows, hillside tables, creekside hammocks and tented and heated patios. Bring along your own food and dog, and check out their wine club, live music and themed events.
Vint Hill Craft Winery
Not many places, let alone many vineyards, can claim to be part of a covert military operation. Though nothing secret is happening now, Vint Hill Craft Winery does have the scientific backing for its wines: the winemaker, Ashton Lough, harnessed his expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology. Try their light dining options, classes and theme nights.
Winding Road Cellars
Linda and Scott Culver named their place not only after the winding road one takes to get there, but also for the path that life led them down, ending at Winding Road Cellars. Begun in their basement in Fairfax County, the winery is now a space that turns out wines of many varieties, complete with a wine club.
In addition to tastings, this winery offers wine stocking supplies, bottled wine for purchase, classes for guest interested in wine making, and brew in on-site buckets.
Visit this winery and have access to tastings with light snacks and beverages, and the option to purchase wines. Events differ throughout the year, including festivals and music for guests.
Potomac Point Winery
This winery hosts private events and invites locals and tourists to tour the vineyard. At this location, nine spaces can be reserved to accompany visitors and their reservations.
Wilderness Run Vineyards
Enjoy a day of wine tasting, with no reservation needed. This winery offers music concerts frequently on the weekends, and a pond for guests to fish and enjoy the wilderness.
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