Lifestyle May 22, 2024

Discover some of the Best Winery Events in LoCo, DC, and MD

As the sun-kissed days of summer stretch ahead, wine enthusiasts and seekers of delightful experiences gather to celebrate the art of winemaking. From June 1, 2024, to September 1, 2024, the Washington DC, Maryland, and Loudoun County, Virginia, regions come alive with a delightful array of winery events. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or a curious newcomer, these events offer a unique blend of tastings, entertainment, and scenic beauty.

  1. Loudoun County, Virginia: A Wine Lover’s Paradise

Loudoun County, nestled in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, boasts over 40 wineries, making it the perfect destination for wine enthusiasts. Here are a few standout wineries to visit:

868 Estate Vineyards

Location: 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132

Experience: The 2020 Governor’s Cup-winning winery, 868 Estate Vineyards, offers guests a welcoming experience of art, music, and wine. Explore the property, savor a meal at The Grill at 868, or indulge in a fabulous tasting of one of the state’s best wines. Don’t miss local live music during their “LoCo Musicians Festival” on September 1.

Stone Tower Winery

Location: 19925 Hogback Mountain Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

Experience: Stone Tower Winery is a family-owned and operated winery that offers a variety of experiences. From premium wines and panoramic views to impeccable hospitality, there’s something for everyone. With over 95 acres of stunning vineyards on a 400-acre property, Stone Tower focuses on classic French varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Whether you want a casual glass of wine, a celebration with friends, or a guided tour of the vineyards and cellar, Stone Tower Winery has your plans covered. An afternoon here will surely be memorable.

Casanel Vineyards

Location: 16031 Hillsboro Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132

Experience: Casanel Vineyards, a family-operated boutique winery, produces vineyard-specific wines from sites throughout Loudoun County. Founded in 2014, it focuses on small lots, highlighting the property’s terroir and unique Virginia winemaking style. Enjoy a pre-selected “self-guided flight” of its wines, including award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Lite fare from local food baskets complements the tasting experience.

Walsh Family Wine

Location: 16031 Hillsboro Rd, Hillsboro, VA 20132

Experience: Walsh Family Wine, another family-owned and -operated Virginia winery, is a place of discovery. They produce vineyard-specific wines from sites throughout Loudoun County, each with its unique flavor profile. Founders Sarah and Nate Walsh are dedicated to the production of premium Virginia wine. Their award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot have garnered recognition. Experience the remarkable rise of Virginia wines through their delicious offerings. Who knows, you might discover your new favorite wine here.


      2. WineFest at St. Michaels (April 27th & 28th)

Location: 401 S Talbot St, Saint Michaels, MD 21663

Experience: WineFest at St. Michaels, hosted by The Old Brick Inn, offers exclusive wine-tasting weekends with small-production wines from famous producers worldwide. These are wines that are in high demand but not easily found elsewhere. Enjoy the historic charm of St. Michaels while sipping on these exceptional wines. Secure your tickets here.


  1. Caribbean Wine & Music Festival (May 25, 2024)

Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy, MD

Experience: Escape to the Caribbean without leaving Maryland! Sample wines, enjoy live music, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Early access gates open at 6 AM, and general admission gates open at 9 AM. It’s a day of wine, music, and good vibes.


  1. Washington DC Wine Fest – Fall Edition (October 19, 2024)

Location: Union Market District – Dock #5, 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, DC

Experience: The much-loved Fall 2024 Washington DC Wine Festival edition is back! Bring your friends and family to sample premium varietals from some of the best wineries. Live music performers keep the atmosphere lively during this all-day, all-night wine experience. Tickets include wine tastings, musical guests, and more! Get your tickets here.



  1. Maryland Wine Festival (September 14, 2024)

Location: Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center St, Westminster, MD 21157

Experience: The Maryland Wine Festival is a celebration of local vineyards and retailers. It offers a variety of experiences, from wine tastings to exploring food vendors and even immersing yourself in German entertainment. Live entertainment, artists, crafters, and traditional Oktoberfest crafts for children make this festival a delightful experience for everyone. Get your tickets and more information here.

Whether you’re sipping wine by the Potomac River, exploring historic towns, or dancing to Caribbean beats, these winery events promise unforgettable moments. Cheers to a summer filled with exquisite flavors and vineyard adventures! 🍷🌿

**Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check official websites for the most up-to-date information.