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Al Fresco for the Win

The result of wine making is refined, but the process from grapevine to glass requires serious grit. Subject to the whims of weather and soil, Virginia winemakers are resilient folk. It’s no surprise that they’ve approached the challenges of the last few months with characteristic savvy. Discover the perfect daytime vineyard excursion ideas below!

Photo Credit: Horton Vineyards


In Phase Three of Virginia’s reopening, wineries and restaurants are welcoming outdoor and patio-based business along with indoor seating with proper social distancing. There’s no better time to plan an Orange County getaway, as the weather is as fine as the wine. Over the last decade, wine tourism has transitioned from stuffy to supremely laid-back. As a wine destination, we’ve created experiences suited to different demographics, keeping al fresco fun affordable and anxiety-free.

For a luxe escape, The 1804 Inn and Cottages and The Inn at Willow Grove welcome summer bookings. An overnight or multi-day stay lends access to guest-only amenities, like fairytale gardens or patio reservations at Vintage. Barboursville Vineyard’s 900-acre spread is the perfect place to exhale. Walk among the wildflowers, Nebbiolo in hand, or sample charcuterie on the pergola at sunset.



Families love the relaxed vibe at Round Hill Inn, the Comfort Inn, and the Campground at Lake Anna. Schedule strawberry picking at Liberty Mills Farm, then head to Reynard Florence for a midday “fruit fix.” Reynard Florence recalls the romance of the French countryside; their small-batch wines showcase their craft from grape to glass.


Weekend food-trucks at Honah Lee and live music at Horton encourage family fun on the grass. Pack up your kids—and your picnic blanket—for an outing to remember.

The sweetest pleasures of summertime are shared with friends. Great wine—and the great outdoors— are at the heart of our heritage. Plan a grape escape today.


For more information about the status of our outdoor recreation opportunities, click here.


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Orange County Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday, Wednesday-Saturday

10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

Closed for some holidays.

540-672-1653

 

Location:

122 East Main Street, Historic Train Depot,

Orange, Virginia

We are a Virginia State certified Visitor Center.

 

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Gordonsville Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday -Thursday 10 am - 4:30 pm

Friday and Saturday 10 am - 4:00 pm

Closed on Sunday and for some holidays.

540-832-1735

 

Location:

Next to Town Hall at 200 South Main Street,

Gordonsville, Virginia