Moving To Wine Country

Moving To Wine Country

Moving to Wine Country


Moving anywhere can be a stressful undertaking. For most the physical and mental stress can make the experience miserable. There is hope when you are moving to the Culpeper, VA area. You are moving to wine country.


If you have lived in Virginia for even a second, you would have seen a winery. Wine has become a major contributor to Virginia’s economy. But even better than economy benefits are the benefits to residents. With more than 230 wineries open in Virginia you are sure to find the perfect wine for you. Culpeper is in the Northern Virginia Wine region, but also borders with the Central Virginia, and Shenandoah Valley regions too. Which means when you live in Culpeper, you live within a one hour drive of more than 20 wineries. It is hard to choose a favorite, but here are some of my favorites.


For the pet lovers, head north on 29 toward Hume and stop by Barrel Oaks. They welcome pets while their owners sample wine and beer. They also offer brick oven pizza on the weekends.


For a superior experience head north on 29 to Morais Winery near Bealeton. They tasting is expensive, but completely out of this world. Their red wines are foot stopped, meaning less tannins. They not only offer wine, but also have a food pairing as you taste.


If you aren’t really sure wine is your thing, we recommend starting with Prince Michel in Madison, Virginia. It is a short drive south on 29 from Culpeper to get there. They offer a variety of wine, from sweet to dry and everything in between. They also make a wonderful slushie that is sure to make any adult satisfied.


If you head west on 522 towards Front Royal, you will cross paths with 2 of our favorite wineries. There is Desert Rose with its cowboy charm and excellent port and Rappahannock Cellars with its awesome New World Red. Both are worth a stop and the good news is that they are less than 2 miles away from each other.


If you are interested in taking in beautiful scenery and staying near home at one of our favorites, Mountain Run Winery is our top choice. They are owner operated and you can guarantee a great conversation and great wine. They have completely redone an old barn to make an indoor and outdoor tasting room. They also have begun to make their own ciders, mead, and elderberry wine. We highly recommend making it a weekend tradition here in Culpeper.


So whether you are visiting wine country or making a permanent move, we highly recommend taking in a few of Virginia’s local wine stops.


If you love wine and want to have a few VIrginia wine pairing ideas, be on the lookout for the Virginia Wine Pairs With…. Blog coming soon. Check out our wordpress.

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