Tucked into the rolling green hills of Leesburg, Virginia, Stone Tower Winery
is a charming boutique vineyard and winery located in D.C.’s Wine Country. Stationed around an hour from the capital, Stone Tower Winery is the perfect day trip for anyone who needs to escape the hustle and bustle in favor of a more laid-back experience.
Individuals who are planning to bring the whole family down for the day can set up shop in the Harvest Barn Tasting Room—an inviting wood barn with a vaulted ceiling. Adults can sip a glass of wine in one of the five tasting bars on the lower level, while kids can play with the dog (kept on a leash) on the front lawn. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the terrace as you soak in the panoramic views of the verdant countryside, pond, and vineyard, or opt for pizza made in one of the onsite wood-burning ovens.
Oenophiles can also participate in wine tastings for $20 per person. The current tasting selection includes a 2017 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, a 2018 Wild Boar Chardonnay, a 2017 Estate Chardonnay, a 2017 Wild Boar Pinot Noir, a 2016 Estate “Hogback Mountain” (made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc), and a 2016 Wild Boar Petit Verdot (made of Petit Verdot, Cabernet, Malbec, and Merlot).
After settling on their favorite varietals, guests can head to the onsite shop to pick out bottles to take home with them. Ranging from around $38 to $55, the beautifully designed bottles make excellent Christmas or birthday gifts for family and friends alike. The shop also offers totes, cork maps, picnic baskets, wine tables, cooler backpacks, and more sure to delight any wine connoisseur.
From Live Music Sundays to a Black Friday artisan market, Stone Tower Winery also offers a rotating roster of events that will appeal to guests of all ages. On December 22nd, the winery will host a three-course holiday feast that pairs melt-in-your-mouth cuisine with Stone Tower Winery wines. It’s the perfect celebration to welcome in the holiday spirit.
After you fall in love with Stone Tower Winery, you can even book a wedding, corporate event, or birthday party on the grounds. Should you want to find a place of your own near the winery, be sure to contact realtor Nicola Taylor. With years of experience in the industry, Nicola can help you find a house in the Washington, D.C. area—from Chevy Chase homes for sale to Bethesda luxury real estate—that checks off every item on your list.