7 Great Winery Stops This Holiday Season!


1. James River Cellars Holiday Open House, Dec. 21 & 22


11008 Washington Hwy., Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
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It is the season for celebrating with friends, family and of course seasonal wines. Taste their award-winning wines, check out the gift shop, visit with special craft vendors and pick up some unique Holiday gifts. Stock up on wine, gifts and especially, holiday cheer!

2. “The Paradise Springs Winery Experience” Production Tour and Tasting, Every Weekend


13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, VA 20124
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Every Saturday at 2 and 4pm. Every Sunday at 3pm. Take the signature experience tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of their entire flight of wines including one of their sparkling wines.

3. Holiday Open House at Hickory Hill, Dec. 14 & 21


1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta, Virginia 24121
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Join Hickory Hill Vineyard Winery for their Holiday Open House, where you can taste award winning wine, seasonal snacks and purchase gifts for the wine lovers on your holiday gift list.

4. Holiday Open House at Hill Top, Dec. 21 & 22


2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, Virginia 22958
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Celebrate the holidays at Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery. Taste True to the Fruit Wines and Authentic Honey Meads paired with samples of food. They have an assortment of wines and meads ranging form dry to sweet. Find the perfect gift even if you waited until the last minute! Enjoy the most unique wine tasting you’ve ever experienced. Sip thru time and find out: Why the Vikings fought so hard, what the Anglo Saxons drank at Royal banquets, why the Celts were healthy and where did the word Honeymoon come from. Gourmet gift shop items will be available to sample, too. Wassail!

5. Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing at 868 Estate Vineyards, Dec. 14, 15, 21 & 22


14001 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132
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The Executive Chef from their Grandale Restaurant has done it again! In celebration of the holiday season, Chef Author has created an outstanding cookie and wine pairing for the 868 Tasting Room. Let their Associates guide you through a tasting where the experience of food and wine, perfectly paired, will elevate both.

6. Mulled Wine at Fox Meadow Winery, Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29

fox meadow

3310 Freezeland Road, Linden, VA 22642
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On weekends throughout December warm up with a glass of their famous “Blue Mountain Recipe” for mulled wine prepared with their FMW Freezeland Red. The price is $8 per glass. They are also selling the Mulling Spices for $3.50 per box.

7. Holiday Open House & Barrel Tasting, Dec. 21 & 22, 11am-5pm


43277 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg, VA 20176
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Join them for the Holidays at Lost Creek for a Special Tasting Experience. Enjoy a Lost Creek tasting among the candlelight of the Barrel Room including a special barrel sampling of their 2012 Merlot!

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