A Delightful Holiday Shopping Excursion Awaits in Orange County.
This holiday season is the perfect time to show some love to Orange County’s small shop, boutique and art gallery owners, who will help you find the perfect gifts for the truly special people on your list.
Enjoy the charms of small-town America and get a reminder of the joys of brick-and-mortar shopping. Soak up the warm holiday ambiance, Blue Ridge Mountain views, real human interaction and wonderful service at shops and locations across Orange County, including:
Not far from Charlottesville, Richmond, and D.C. you’ll find the Virginia Foothills, located in Orange County, Virginia.
for a Special Wine-paired Feast at Barboursville Vineyards.
Enjoy a spectacular four- or five-course meal prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford paired with a selection of Barboursville Vineyards’ most celebrated vintages.
From the scenic drive through the surrounding countryside to the breathtaking views of the historic estate and vineyards to a self-guided tour of the nearby Barboursville Ruins – famously designed by Thomas Jefferson, which burned down on Christmas Day 1884 – to a sumptuous feast sure to delight all your senses, your visit to the world-famous Barboursville Vineyards will be a wine excursion to remember.
Welcome to our new series -The “Local” Knows - where we will be sharing occasional tips and itineraries of hidden wonderful experiences in & through our beloved Orange County, Virginia.
Our mission - to unveil the secrets and treasures of this area, a short drive from DC, NOVA or Richmond, rich with scenic drives, lake and river activities, farm to table experiences, charming, authentic and historic destinations.
Can you smell the pumpkin spice? Fall is in the air in Orange County, Virginia, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the chill. From corn mazes to festivals, Orange County has plenty to offer when it comes to celebrating autumn.
Yes, it’s cold outside. But while the vines at Orange County’s wineries have gone dormant for the winter, the tasting rooms are warm and cozy, making this a wonderful time for a wine excursion.