Winery 32, House Lake. Photo by Aboud Dweck, All Rights Reserved.

Nineteen eighty-four marks the birth of DC’s Wine Country®. Lew Parker of Willowcroft Farm Vineyards established the original Loudoun winery, planting the first grapes in 1981 on the slopes of his farm that, in the 1800s, were successfully planted with orchards. Loudoun’s fertile soil and temperate climate proved fruitful for other winemakers who followed. Today, Loudoun features 40 award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, the most of any county in Virginia, along with two distilleries including Catoctin Creek Distillery, which is the first in Loudoun since prohibition, 23 craft breweries, and three cideries. Located just 25 miles outside our nation’s capital, Loudoun is known as DC’s
Wine Country®.

In Loudoun, visitors can explore boutique wineries sprinkled throughout the countryside; learn about winemaking from area vintners; talk with vineyard owners about the history of the land and its structures and experience Virginia varietals, surprising blends, and dessert wines. Wine tasting in Loudoun is designed to be a welcoming and relaxing experience. During tastings, visitors are educated about the wines they sip and are encouraged to take their own personal notes; the Loudoun winemaking community believes that wine tasting is as personal as winemaking.

Loudoun’s wineries are grouped into six driving “clusters.” The ride to each is an experience in itself, along winding roads and up mountains, past horse farms and historic estates, and beside miles of stacked stone fences. Loudoun offers a variety of scenic wine tours – by bicycle, limousine, bus or sedan charter. Each cluster also features unique culinary experiences, including Loudoun’s own fresh destination restaurants. Visitors can enhance their trip by spending the night at an area inn, bed and breakfast, or resort, and splitting winery visits over two or more days.


Wine Clusters

Loudoun Heights Cluster

  • 868 Estate Vineyards
  • Breaux Vineyards
  • Cardamon Family
  • Vineyards
  • Doukénie Winery
  • Hillsborough Vineyards
  • Maggie Malick
    Wine Caves
  • Two Twisted Posts Winery

Waterford Cluster

  • 8 Chains North
  • Corcoran Vineyards
  • Crushed Cellars
  • Hiddencroft Vineyards
  • Sunset Hills Vineyard
  • Village Winery
  • Terra Nebulo Vineyards
  • The Wine Reserve
    at Waterford

Potomac Cluster

  • Carroll Vineyards
  • Fabbioli Cellars
  • Hidden Brook Winery
  • Lost Creek Vineyard
    &  Winery
  • Tarara Winery
  • Creek’s Edge Winery
  • Winery32

Mosby Cluster

  • Boxwood Estate Winery
  • Cana Vineyards & Winery
  • Chrysalis Vineyards
  • Greenhill Winery
    & Vineyard
  • 50 West Winery
    & Vineyard
  • Quattro Goomba’s Winery

Harmony Cluster

  • The Barns at Hamilton
  • Station Vineyards
  • Casanel Vineyards
  • Dry Mill Vineyard
    & Winery
  • Hunter’s Run Wine Barn
  • Stone Tower Winery
  • Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
  • Zephaniah Farm Vineyard

Snickers Gap Cluster

  • Bluemont Vineyards
  • Bogati Bodega & Vineyard
  • North Gate Vineyards
  • Otium Cellars

For location information, visit www.visitloudoun.org.