12 Ridges Vineyard

12 Ridges is one of Virginia’s newest vineyards–so new, in fact, that their vines aren’t quite ready for harvest yet. However, in the meantime, they’ve recruited Charlottesville legend Erin Scala to curate them a tasting room menu that truly reflects their end goal–to become Virginia’s premiere cool-climate winery.

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Morais Vineyards and Winery

I visit Morais quite a bit, mostly because it’s close, has good wine, and looks flippin’ fabulous. As far as wineries go, this one is also to the close to the top in terms of family-friendliness. They have a huge lawn filled with many playthings, which I tested and determined also fit adults.

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Potomac Point Winery

Potomac Point is my “home” winery and I love them because they consistently put up with my bullshit (Late night e-mails about Game of Thrones, printing custom wine labels for our wedding, my mom and mother-in-law trying to kidnap their banquet manager). I bring so many people here and love seeing their reactions. The place is stunning, the wine is great, and the food did not get photographed for this post because we ate it too quickly.

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Creek’s Edge Winery

Once I took a nap here and it was fabulous.

But you aren’t here for napping stories, you’re one of approximately three readers (Hi Mom!) that I have who are here for winery reviews. Good news, folks–Creeks Edge is a ton of fun.

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Fabbioli Cellars

Fabbioli doesn’t have those panoramic mountain views like some of its Loudon counterparts, but it DOES have a pretty cool octagon building that has plenty of adults-only seating. (This is genius and all wineries should please take note.) Also, it has cats. Sometimes, the cats will sit next to you when you do a tasting and I really can’t emphasize enough how AWESOME it is to have a cat crash your wine tasting. Fabbioli even manages to have ciders and port style wines. There’s something here for everyone.

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