Loudoun County Valentine’s Getaway Day 1

So let me tell ya about my favorite holiday, yes ya’ll, Valentine’s day! I am a sucker for anything romantic and I love any day you can celebrate, so of course I love vday. Zach and I decided that we were going back to Loudoun County so we could explore eight more wineries. This post will be broken up into two days!

Day 1

Willowcroft Farm Vineyards – We had to stop at this winery because they are the oldest winery in Loudoun County. When we arrived, we were pleased to see a beautiful view over the Loudoun Valley and a cat named Flint! He was so cuddly and hung out with us at the bar our entire tasting! Any winery with a cat is automatically one of our favorites! I loved how they produce all their wine with Virginia grown grapes. My favorite white was their Seyval, it was light and crisp. My favorite red was their Assemblage, their Bordeaux blend. It was very smooth and velvety; It just won Gold in the 2018 VA Governor’s Cup. We can’t wait to visit again!

Zephaniah Farm Vineyard – Zephaniah was such a treat! They do their tastings family style, seated. It was very calm and relaxing. They also use their home for their tasting room which was built in 1819. I really enjoyed their Rose, it was light and crisp with hints of strawberries. I also loved their Chambourcin. They had chocolate on the table for you to enjoy with the red wines. They are a very small, family owned winery. We enjoyed our conversation and can’t wait to return.

Terra Nebulo Vineyards – I loved this place! Their tasting room is amazing and they had a wonderful outdoor seating area with fire pits that we got to enjoy. Their name is unique as well as their logo, Terra Nebulo means land of the rascal. They opened three years ago and their building was built in 2014 by the Amish. We were such a fan of their Bubbly Rose – which is a Cab Franc Rose. I also loved their Chambourcin and Cabernet Franc. They sell meats, cheeses, pizza and warm baguettes. We definitely had fun here and hung out for a long time:)

The Wine Reserve – This is the only winery we revisited from our previous trip to Loudoun… it is right next door to our B&B so we had to stop to see if they had anything new to try! Again, I loved it! They had a few wines they were featuring from other vineyards which I thought was cool. I really enjoyed their Steel Magnolia which was their steel Chardonnay. It was crisp and fruity. I also loved their First Harvest which was their Petit Manseng. I picked up a lot of citrus! This place is always such a treat!

Accommodations

Loudoun Valley Manor – Again, we loved our stay at the Loudoun Valley Manor! The cost, location and accommodations are amazing. You are close to a ton of wineries and Olga is amazing.

There you have it, a look at our first day in Loudoun County! I will be writing up our second day along with our lunch and dinner spots that we visited as well! Hope you get to visit one of these fabulous places soon! Stay tuned for part 2!

Cheers, Paige


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