This Saturday I had an incredible afternoon visiting Bluemont Vineyard, a beautiful vineyard about an hour north of Washington D.C. in Bluemont, Virginia. In addition to having a wonderful selection of summer white wines, it also has one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen. For all of you in the DC area, Bluemont is a must see! It’s truly a gem.
The winery has a store, a two-story wine tasting room, and a gorgeous deck overlooking the mountainside. The wine tasting itself is $6 and includes 4 varieties, including three whites and one red, but also has a nice great variety of dry and sweet wines. While all of them were great, my favorite was the Farm Table White, a crisp, dry Chardonnay blend with a hint of zest and citrus–it’s super fresh and smooth, making it a great compliment to most summer dishes. We also loved their peach wine, a light and fruity summer treat that would be great with barbecue or fish.
Another highlight was definitely the food (no surprise there)! They have an amazing food menu, but after much deliberation we ended up ordering the taster’s platter, which came with a warm, fresh baguette, homemade cheeses, prosciutto, dried fruit, and other delicious goodies. We felt seriously spoiled, and every bite was absolutely delicious. Doesn’t this look wonderful?
All in all, this is definitely a must-see if you’re looking for a relaxing weekend day trip to get out of the city. Bluemont has some of the best views of any winery in the area, and the food and wine selection were excellent! We can’t wait to go back soon. For more information on their wine selection and hours, check out their website here. Cheers!