Step into the Virginia Foothills

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.

Golf Lover’s Scenic Day Trip

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.

Debut of 2018 Orange County Tourism video

The Orange County, Virginia Department of Tourism is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new 2018 video depicting the experiences of Orange County. The video, Welcome to Orange County, Virginia, highlights a sample of the spectacular views, activities and experiences available in this beautiful County loved by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Revisiting a Historic Connection with the Netherlands

Orange has had a probable link to the Netherlands since their beginning, established in 1734, Orange County was named in honor of William, Prince of Orange and covered an area that extended to the Mississippi River and Great Lakes. A recent visit from the Netherlands Embassy of the United States has provided proof of this historical connection along with developing a bright future partnership with the Netherlands and Orange County.

Fall Fun in Orange County, VA!

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.

Captain Andrew Maples, Jr.: Honoring the Service of Orange County’s Tuskegee Airman

The service of Captain Andrew Maples, Jr., a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and Orange County native, will soon be immortalized with a new historical marker in the Town of Orange, set near the location of the Maples family home site.

Warm Up with Winter Wines

It’s freezing cold and the vines are brown and craggy, but with cozy tasting rooms and warm welcomes, you don’t have to miss out on Virginia’s phenomenal wine scene just because it’s winter.

4 Dates to Try in Orange County, VA

Orange County, VA has plenty of romantic date options for you to enjoy!

A Labor of Love: The True Story of Orange County’s Taylor Park LOVEwork

A look behind the scenes into the creation of Orange County’s Taylor Park LOVE artwork!