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IN SID E TOUR THE VINTAGE VIEWS OF SIX WINE CLUSTERS ENJOY SIGNATURE LOCAL CUISINE AND MORE! |

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CAPTURE LOVE IN LOUDOUN Virginia is for Lovers® and destinations around the state want to remind travelers of this message in a new BIG way. Over the past year giant LOVE artwork has been popping up around the commonwealth, reminding visitors that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Loudoun is proud to be one of several sites across the state to build a unique, themed LOVEwork. And of course, since we’re DC’s Wine Country®, the Loudoun LOVEwork has a wine

country theme. Each letter represents different elements of Loudoun’s wine country and includes wine and beer labels, corks from all of Loudoun’s wineries, local artistry, and the DC’s Wine Country® brand. The installation in Purcellville sits outside the Historic Purcellville Train Station at the end of the Washington & Old Dominion

Railroad Regional Park trail and next to Magnolias at the Mill Restaurant (one of Loudoun’s Destination Restaurants). Visitors are encouraged to take a picture with the LOVEwork and share it on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #LoveVA and #DCsWineCountry.

Visit and Win Want to be rewarded for visiting DC’s Wine Country®? Visit any Loudoun winery, take a picture, and post it to our Facebook page (Facebook.com/VisitLoudoun) or to Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram with the hashtag #DCsWineCountry. Each month, we’ll pick one winner to receive a snazzy, snarky DC’s Wine Country® t-shirt. Each monthly winner will also be entered into a grand prize drawing for tickets to Epicurience Virginia (see ad on page 17).

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n o i t c u d o r int The culinary story of Loudoun includes a thriving wine industry, an emerging craft brewery scene, and foods from farms that have been producing for generations. This publication will guide you and your palate along a scenic, tasty, and historic journey of Loudoun’s epicurean experiences. Loudoun is DC’s Wine Country®. Only 25 miles from Washington, DC, Loudoun has matured into a true culinary destination. To make your experience as effortless as possible, we have grouped Loudoun’s wineries and tasting rooms into six driving “clusters”. Each drive is an experience in itself, along winding roads and up mountainsides, past horse farms and historic estates, and beside miles of stacked stone fences. Focus on one cluster or visit several clusters to fully experience DC’s Wine Country®. We suggest you enhance your visit by spending the night and split each trip into two or more days. Our accommodations can be found on our website, VisitLoudoun.org. Let this guide direct you to the perfect culinary stop to complement your tour – a stop at a local farmer’s market for the season’s freshest produce, a visit to a brewery or distillery to liven up your palate, or a meal at one of Loudoun’s Destination Restaurants. You’ll quickly discover your musttaste list requires repeat visits.

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Visitors Center

Connect with Us! Need additional visitor information and assistance? Looking for a place to stay, eat, or tour? Want to find out about events, or stay up to date on what’s happening in Loudoun? Stop by, give us a call, email us, tweet it – we’re here to answer your questions and keep you informed. Also, if you’re in our destination, try our mobile-friendly website at VisitLoudoun. org on your smart phone or tablet. #Loudoun #DCsWineCountry

Visit Loudoun operates a state certified Visitors Center in Leesburg. Our Visitors Center Hosts will assist in making hotel and B&B reservations and provide information regarding area attractions, recreation, special events, and directions. Market Station, 112-G South St SE Leesburg, VA 20175 703.771.2617, 866.771.2601 VisitLoudoun.org Open 362 Days a Year, 9am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Follow us for the latest information and tag your posts and photos with #DCsWineCountry to share your Loudoun experience! Facebook.com/VisitLoudoun Twitter.com/VisitLoudoun Twitter.com/DCsWineCountry VisitLoudounBlog.com Youtube.com/VisitLoudounhd Flickr.com/photos/DCsWineCountry Pinterest.com/VisitLoudoun Instagram: @VisitLoudoun General Guidelines for Visiting Wineries For current hours and directions please contact the winery. Many wineries have policies regarding pets, picnics, and group visits. If you plan on visiting with a group of six or more people, please call the winery to confirm their policy and make a reservation. © 2013 Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association (Visit Loudoun). All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part requires prior written permission of Visit Loudoun. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information included in this publication; please call ahead to confirm open hours. The inclusion of businesses is for your convenience and is not a seal of approval or a guarantee of quality of service. This publication made possible by Loudoun County Restricted Transient Occupancy Tax Funds and paid advertising. Print date: July 2013.

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table of contents THE CLUSTERS 6

LOUDOUN HEIGHTS 8 8 8 9

868 Estate Vineyards Breaux Vineyards Cardamon Family Vineyards Doukénie Winery

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Hillsborough Vineyards Notaviva Vineyards Maggie Malick Wine Caves Two Twisted Posts Winery

WATERFORD 12 8 Chains North Winery Catoctin Creek Winery Corcoran Vineyards Crushed Cellars

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Hiddencroft Vineyards Loudoun Valley Vineyards Sunset Hills Vineyard Village Winery and Vineyards

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POTOMAC Carroll Vineyards Fabbioli Cellars Hidden Brook Winery Lost Creek Winery

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Tarara Winery Creek’s Edge Winery Winery 32

MOSBY 24 Barrel Oak Winery Middleburg Boxwood Estate Winery Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg

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Chrysalis Vineyards Leaves of Grass Vineyards Quattro Goomba’s Winery

HARMONY 30 The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards Casanel Vineyards Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery

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Hunters Run Wine Barn Willowcroft Farm Vineyards Zephaniah Farm Vineyard Stone Tower Winery

SNICKERS GAP 36 Bluemont Vineyard Bogati Bodega & Vineyard North Gate Vineyard

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BREWERIES AND SPIRITS Barnhouse Brewery 42 Catoctin Creek Distillery 42 Corcoran Brewing 42 Company Leesburg Brewing 42 Company Lost Rhino Brewing 43 Company MacDowell Brew Kitchen 43 Mad Horse Brewpub 43 Sweetwater Tavern 44

DESTINATION RESTAURANTS

The V: Virginia Eatery 44 & Brewhouse Vintage 50 Restaurant 44 & Brew Lounge Adroit Theory 45 Brewing Company Beltway Brewing 45 Company Crooked Run Brewing 45 Old 690 Brewing Company 45 Old Ox Brewery 45

The Restaurant 48 at Patowmack Farm the Wine Kitchen 49 Magnolias at the Mill 49 Tuscarora Mill Restaurant 50 Grandale Restaurant 51 Market Table Bistro 51 Hunter’s Head Tavern 52 Goodstone Inn & 53 Restaurant

AND MORE... Local Dining Favorites Wine Tasting in Three Easy Steps

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Otium Cellars Above Ground Winery Stone House Meadery

Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm The Red Fox Inn & Tavern Fire Works Wood Fired Pizza Market Salamander Lightfoot Restaurant Mokomandy

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Wine Tasting Lingo Loudoun’s Popular Varieties

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Guided Winery Tours Wine Shops Wine Bars

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 Afternoon Tea 61 Cooking Classes 61 Farms & Farmers Markets 62

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Located in the upper northwest part of Loudoun, Hillsboro is appropriately named for its hills, and the wineries in this cluster have some of the most stunning scenery in the county.

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ACCORDING TO LEGEND, THE HILLS OF HILLSBORO HOLD A LOST SILVER MINE.

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The Loudoun Heights Cluster is anchored in Hillsboro, one of the smallest and most historic towns in Virginia. It has approximately 100 residents and its youngest structure dates to the late 1880s. Located in the upper northwest part of Loudoun, Hillsboro is appropriately named for its hills, and the wineries in this cluster have some of the most stunning scenery in the county.

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Loudoun Heights Cluster Dining DESTINATION RESTAURANTS 48 Grandale Restaurant 51 LOCAL FAVORITES 58 Savoir Fare Restaurant 58

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868 ESTATE VINEYARDS 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.7008 w: 868EstateVineyards.com Loudoun’s first winery and restaurant combination arrived in 2012 when Grandale Farm was purchased and the new owners decided not only to keep the working farm and destination restaurant but to enhance the experience with a winery. Visitors to 868 ESTATE VINEYARDS

can enjoy their wines in the contemporary tasting room, the dining room of Grandale Restaurant, or on the pebbled patio overlooking the vast property. Likewise, a limited menu from Grandale Restaurant is available in the tasting room.

BREAUX VINEYARDS 36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 800.492.9961 w: BreauxVineyards.com Described as a tranquil “Mediterranean-meets-Napa” style estate, BREAUX VINEYARDS is one of Virginia’s largest wineries with over 100 acres planted in 18 varietals across their 404 acre estate. Manicured lawns give way to sweeping views

of vineyards that can be enjoyed from Patio Madeleine. Breaux boasts a long list of accolades, often winning reader’s polls of best Virginia wineries, and their Viognier was one of only three US wines featured on renowned wine writer Oz Clarke’s list of the “250 Best Wines 2012”.

CARDAMON FAMILY VINEYARDS 12226 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.9018 w: CardamonFamilyVineyards.com Chuck CARDAMON seeks to create food friendly wines that pair well with his SalsaVino line of salsas and prepared foods. While Chuck and his wife Ana are building their tasting room, they have opened their

micro-winery to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from April through November. The couple plans to open a catering kitchen and a tasting room featuring a 90’ long deck with views of the vineyard and Blue Ridge Mountains.

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14727 Mountain Rd, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.6464 w: DoukenieWinery.com Doukénie (“duchess” in Greek) is named for the grandmother of owner George Bazaco who immigrated to America at the age of 15 with a dream of a better life. Today, DOUKÉNIE WINERY produces varietals of 100% Virginia

grown grapes and was recently rated by Wine Enthusiast. Nestled on 500 acres at the base of the Short Hill Mountains, Doukénie’s tasting room is in a large red barn with a warm atmosphere overlooking the vineyards and farm.

HILLSBOROUGH VINEYARDS 36716 Charles Town Pk, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.6216 w: HillsboroughWine.com HILLSBOROUGH VINEYARDS’ tasting room is housed in a renovated 1840s stone barn, a cool respite during the dog days of summer. From the terrace outside, visitors experience Hillsborough’s luxuriant gardens and trickling fountains, dramatically framed by the nearby

Blue Ridge Mountains. Family-owned and operated, son and owner Kerem Baki is the winemaker and specializes in handcrafting a small number of distinctive wines in the French style. His wife, Asli is the tasting room and events manager.

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WATERFORD IS ONE OF ONLY A FEW NATIONAL LANDMARK VILLAGES IN THE NATION.

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The wineries in this cluster lie just outside the historic village of Waterford, which was founded by Quakers in 1733. Today the village is a National Historic Landmark, the highest honorary designation bestowed by the US Department of the Interior, because of the residents who have diligently preserved not only the settlement’s historic structures, but the surrounding open land as well. It is well worth a stroll through the narrow streets to see this unique place that is untouched by modern living.

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38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford VA 20197 p: 571.439.2255 w: 8ChainsNorth.com The name 8 CHAINS NORTH refers to the location where owner/winemaker Ben Renshaw planted his first vineyard, 1.8 chains (a chain equal to 66 feet) upriver of Col. Elijah White’s farm on the Potomac River. 8 Chain’s tasting

room is housed in a long rustic barn. It is open, airy, and eclectically decorated with oriental rugs, tapestries, and cozy seating areas. Ben follows an Old World style of winemaking, blending wines to highlight the best of the varietals.

CATOCTIN CREEK WINERY Open by appointment only 14426 Richards Run Ln, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.7707 w: CatoctinCreekWinery.com CATOCTIN CREEK WINERY is open by appointment only with tastings offered by owner and winemaker Jim Hanna at a cozy four-chair tasting bar in his home. Jim seeks to portray Loudoun’s exquisite environment through his wines and

produces crisp white wines and both lighter and heavier bodied reds. If you’re unable to make an appointment to visit, you can find Jim’s wines at regional wine shops, restaurants, inns, and wine tasting events listed on their website.

CORCORAN VINEYARDS 14635 Corkys Farm Ln, Waterford VA 20197 p: 540.882.9073 w: CorcoranVineyards.com Wind your way along gravel roads to the Corcoran property, home to CORCORAN VINEYARDS and Corcoran Brewing Company (see page 42). The winery is housed in a quaint 1750s restored log cabin where you can often find Lori 1 4 | T h e Wat e r f o r d C l u s t e r

Corcoran, owner/winemaker, behind the bar engaging and educating visitors. Outside the tasting room, relax by the tree-lined pond or venture over to the brewery to sample the beers and pick up some barbecue from Corcoran’s onsite vendor, Monk’s BBQ (see page 58).

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CRUSHED CELLARS 37938 Charles Town Pk, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 571.374.9463 w: CrushedCellars.com This small, family-owned winery is designed to be intimate, relaxed, and family friendly. CRUSHED CELLARS owner/winemaker Bob Kalok asks questions as he goes through the tasting, wanting to know your opinion on the newest

artisanal cheese he sells or the latest wines he’s experimenting with. After your wine tasting, relax in the cozy tasting room, at a picnic table by the pond, or on the patio overlooking the vines.

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cherry. The tasting room is housed in a renovated 1830s farmhouse with upstairs seating and an expansive deck with views of the vineyard. Special wine and food pairings, vineyard tours, and live music performances are scheduled throughout the year.

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38516 Charles Town Pk, Waterford VA 20197 p: 540.882.3375 w: LoudounValleyVineyards.com Originally opened in 1986, LOUDOUN VALLEY VINEYARDS was purchased in 2008 by Bree Ann and Cameron Moore and a whole new life was breathed into the space. Veteran winemaker Bree Ann has revitalized the winery with her

winemaking style and replanting the vineyard. The cheerful tasting room pops with color and features a fireplace and wraparound deck. In season, make a reservation at The Farmers Table, the winery’s weekend dining experience showcasing Loudoun meats and produce. T h e Wat e r f o r d C l u s t e r |

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A WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL TWO HUNDRED YEARS IN THE MAKING August 30th - September 2nd © 2012 Robb Sharetg/sharetgpictures.com. All Rights Reserved.

Picture a food and wine festival so unique that no existing name quite fit. A food and wine experience so epic, in fact, that we’re calling it something completely new: Epicurience. Held in the East Coast’s premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country ®. It’s where insiders come to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. Taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers, sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country including celebrated DC chef Todd Gray.

The wineries in this cluster are tucked into the fertile land between Route 15 and the Potomac River, the Northeastern section of Loudoun. ] Tasting Room at Hidden Brook Winery

To explore the Potomac Cluster, take historic Route 15 north from the county seat of Leesburg. This road

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THE NAME FOR TARARA WINERY WAS INSPIRED BY THE PROPERTY, WHICH WAS LIKENED BY A CHILD TO MT. ARARAT, THE FINAL RESTING SPOT OF NOAH’S ARK. TARARA IS ARARAT SPELLED BACKWARDS.

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CARROLL VINEYARDS Leesburg Vintner, 29 South King St, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.777.3322 w: CarrollVineyards.com Mike Carroll has been selling wines from around the world at The Leesburg Vintner in downtown Leesburg since 1988. Now Mike has his own label of wines, CARROLL VINEYARDS. The vineyard is located in

Paeonian Springs and the wines are made by Loudoun winemaker Lori Corcoran of Corcoran Vineyards. The Leesburg Vintner continues as a retail shop and also houses the tasting room for Carroll Vineyards.

FABBIOLI CELLARS 15669 Limestone School Rd, Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.771.1197 w: FabbioliWines.com FABBIOLI CELLARS is located in owner/winemaker Doug Fabbioli’s home where the atmosphere is both casual and eclectic - check out the Star Wars Lego ships proudly displayed in the tasting room. Doug is serious

when it comes to winemaking though, having created quality wines since the early 1980s in both Sonoma Valley and Virginia. Fabbioli is known for high quality red wines, their popular Raspberry Merlot, and now offers Something White, a blended white wine.

HIDDEN BROOK WINERY 43301 Spinks Ferry Rd, Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.737.3935 w: HiddenBrookWinery.com Eric and Deborah Hauck built their Early American-style log cabin winery by hand. Situated in a towering pine grove, the abundant bird life makes for pleasant entertainment while enjoying HIDDEN BROOK’S wines from the 20 | The Potomac Cluster

comfort of the porch. The Haucks’ passion and goal is to produce wines for every palate, and to that end they offer a variety of distinct dry wines, semi-sweet wines, and sweet but well-balanced after dinner wines.

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LOST CREEK WINERY 43277 Spinks Ferry Rd, Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.443.9836 w: LostCreekWinery.com Originally opened in 2002, LOST CREEK was purchased by Todd and Aimee Henkle in September 2012. The 52 acre property has 16 acres under vine with plans to plant more. Consulting winemaker Sebastien Marquet is

working with the Henkles to produce the new vintages for Lost Creek. The property features a tasting room with regional art exhibits and a fireplace, outdoor pavilions and patios with arbor-covered fountains, private event spaces, and more.

TARARA WINERY 13648 Tarara Ln, Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.771.7100 w: Tarara.com TARARA’S 475-acre picturesque winery on the Potomac River is all about the wine experience and showcasing all things local. The welcoming and passionate tasting room staff is eager to answer questions from seasoned wine connoisseurs and novices alike.

Winemaker Jordan Harris takes a hands-off approach to winemaking, focusing on vineyard quality. In 2013, Tarara was the first Loudoun winery to receive 90 point scores from Wine Enthusiast for not just one, but three of their wines.

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A county so rich in history, Loudoun’s manor and estate properties each tell a special story. Our rustic barn venues are ideal for a country-chic or vintage wedding. For an over-the-top soiree, one of our full service resort properties or country clubs will fit the bill. And we can’t forget that Loudoun is DC’s Wine Country®, now home to over 30 wineries, each offering a unique, romantic, unforgettable experience that’s sure to exceed any couples expectations.

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The wineries in this cluster are situated along Route 50, John S. Mosby Highway, which began as a buffalo trail and was used by George Washington while surveying land.

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A NICKNAME EARNED BY JOHN SINGLETON MOSBY FOR HIS CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS AND HIS ABILITY TO AVOID CAPTURE DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

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The road and this cluster were named for the infamous Civil War partisan, John Singleton Mosby, a Confederate cavalryman whose band of rangers roamed the area throughout the war. His clandestine operations and ability to avoid capture earned him the nickname “The Gray Ghost”. Today Route 50 stretches from the Atlantic all the way to the Pacific. While you’re driving this historic road from one winery to the next, look beyond the historic stone-stacked fences and you’ll find what makes Loudoun horse country in addition to wine country – historic homes, scenic horse farms, and vistas of rolling fields.

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Located in the upper northwest part of Loudoun, Hillsboro is appropriately named for its hills, and the wineries in this cluster have some of the most stunning scenery in the county.

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BARREL OAK WINERY MIDDLEBURG* 8 East Washington St, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 540.687.6111 w: BarrelOak.com/Barrel-Oak-Middleburg The laid back, family and dog friendly folks of BARREL OAK WINERY (BOW) offer a very special “cellar door” tasting room and art gallery in the historic and charming town of Middleburg. BOW Middleburg offers several

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wines for tasting from their winery – some familiar and some special smaller production vintages. The two story tasting room features an art gallery and two tasting bars with ample intimate seating to enjoy your wine and nibble on local snacks.

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2042 Burrland Rd, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 540.687.8778 w: BoxwoodWinery.com Former Washington Redskins Owner John Kent Cooke and his wife Rita created what has been described as an “architectural marvel” at BOXWOOD ESTATE WINERY, where Old World winemaking traditions are blended with state-of-the-art

techniques to create premium red wines in the Bordeaux style. The meticulously maintained vineyards and land on the 165-acre estate serves as the backdrop to the modern tasting room. Seating is available in the tasting room and chai with additional outdoor seating in the courtyard.

CANA VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF MIDDLEBURG 38600 John Mosby Hwy, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 703.348.2458 w: CanaVineyards.com Driving down Route 50, it’s hard not to notice CANA VINEYARDS AND WINERY. Nestled between the historic village of Aldie and town of Middleburg, the winery sits atop a hill overlooking the slopes of the Bull Run 26 | The Mosby Cluster

Mountains. With floor to ceiling windows, west-facing patio, wide covered porch, and deck featuring a two story gazebo, the views can’t be missed. Cana Vineyards approaches winemaking with a focus on science, innovation, and the winemaker’s art.

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CHRYSALIS VINEYARDS 23876 Champe Ford Rd, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 540.687.8222 w: ChrysalisWine.com Jennifer McCloud’s passion is Norton, The Real American Grape!® McCloud’s magnificent 412-acre farm at Locksley Estate is home to CHRYSALIS VINEYARDS and the largest planting of Norton grapes in the world. Chrysalis’ established 71 acre vineyard

specializes in unusual Spanish and French varietals in addition to Norton. Bring your grilling supplies to take advantage of Chrysalis’ twin 48” grills and relax on Sarah’s Patio taking in the breathtaking vistas of rolling hills and the Bull Run Mountains.

LEAVES OF GRASS VINEYARDS Open by appointment only 39060 John Mosby Hwy, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 202.294.4304 w: LeavesOfGrassVineyards.com LEAVES OF GRASS VINEYARDS hosts intimate tastings by appointment only in their modernly appointed tasting room located just outside the historic village of Aldie. The appointment only policy allows owners

Michael and Natasha Mazo to focus on each guest, sharing their story, their passion, and making friends along the way. The couple remembers each visitor by their number, from the first guest to their recently hosted 100th visitor. The Mosby Cluster |

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QUATTRO GOOMBA’S WINERY 22860 James Monroe Hwy, Aldie VA 20105 p: 703.327.6052 w: GoombaWine.com

Nearby Fox Chase Farm and Glenwood Park host equine events throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Check the events calendar at VisitLoudoun.org to plan your next visit to Loudoun, and take in the excitement of thundering and jumping hooves.

Italian for “four close friends,” the experience at QUATTRO GOOMBA’S conveys of sense of welcome in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Purchasing high quality grapes from regions around the world, Quattro Goomba’s vintages are crafted from grapes grown in Chile, Italy,

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and California. Enjoy a tasting in the log cabin style tasting room where you can cozy up by the fireplace or in the converted four-bay garage that offers tastings, wine slushies, homemade pizza, and regular live music.

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Located in the upper northwest part of Loudoun, Hillsboro is appropriately named for its hills, and the wineries in this cluster have some of the most stunning scenery in the county. The Harmony Cluster draws its name from the nearby town of Hamilton, which was originally called Harmony after the town’s 1833 church.

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The Harmony Cluster draws its name from the nearby town of Hamilton, which was originally called Harmony after the town’s 1833 church. Your route begins by meandering along gravel roads and through serene wooded sections of Loudoun, a welcome respite especially during summer’s humid days when the trees provide cooling shade. The tranquil surroundings are the perfect way to transition from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to your DC’s Wine Country® experience.

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THE BARNS AT HAMILTON STATION VINEYARDS 16804 Hamilton Station Rd, Hamilton VA 20158 p: 540.338.5309 w: TheBarnsAtHamiltonStation.com Friends and co-owners Andrew & Maryann Fialdini and Craig & Kim Garten put a lot of “sweat equity” into the restoration of the 100 year old barn that is now home to THE BARNS AT HAMILTON STATION VINEYARDS. Their

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efforts paid off in the form of an elegant yet rustic tasting room with ample seating both inside and out. The first vintages of wines from The Barns are being produced by award-winning Virginia winemaker Michael Shaps.

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17956 Canby Rd, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 540.751.1776 w: CasanelVineyards.com This family owned and run winery is named for owners Casey and Nelson DeSouza. Located near the heart of historic downtown Leesburg, CASANEL VINEYARDS’ 40 acre property is surrounded by pristine woodlands with two

ponds and a tasting room housed in a circa 1840s stone cattle barn painstakingly restored by Nelson himself. The DeSouzas warmly welcome visitors to enjoy their wines in the tranquil rustic setting of the tasting room or on the outdoor patio.

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18195 Dry Mill Rd, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.737.3930 w: DryMillWine.com Located one mile outside of Leesburg, the restored stable and barn that houses DRY MILL VINEYARDS & WINERY was once home to the horses and hounds of the Loudoun Hunt Club. The horses may be gone but the winery 32 | The Harmony Cluster

retains the horse country theme. Exposed wood beams, a tin roof, and a fireplace give the winery an updated and warm feeling. You’ll often find the Vanhuss family, owners/ operators, behind the bar sharing their passion for wine with guests.

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HUNTERS RUN WINE BARN 40325 Charles Town Pk, Hamilton VA 20158 p: 703.926.4183 w: HuntersRunWineBarn.com “Sláinte agus Táinte,” meaning “Health and Wealth,” is the motto of HUNTERS RUN WINE BARN. Owner Geri Nolan wants every guest who drops by Hunters Run to have a friendly Irish experience, “like an old local pub back Nearby, Hogback Mountain Paintball offers 14 paintball courses on a wide range of terrains. Scenarios include a fort castle, bunkers, bridges, tree houses, and more. Bring your friends and your coworkers back for a day filled with heartpounding adventure.

home”. The converted barn is eclectically decorated with a variety of equestrian tack and gear interspersed with antiques and collectibles honoring Geri’s Irish heritage and farming and equestrian background. Sláinte!

WILLOWCROFT FARM VINEYARDS 38906 Mt Gilead Rd, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.777.8161 w: WillowcroftWine.com Lew Parker, WILLOWCROFT’S winemaker and owner, planted the first grapes in 1980 on the slopes of his farm and opened Willowcroft to the public in 1984, marking the birth of DC’s Wine Country®. In 2013, Lew was presented the

Gordon Murchie Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia Wineries Association for his leadership, support, and overall contribution to the Virginia wine industry. Willowcroft produces 2,500 cases per year from their winery high atop the Catoctin Ridge. The Harmony Cluster |

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Visit to Win Mad Horse Brewpub offers year-round signature craft-brews including special seasonal appearances of limited releases. Enjoy pub fare, live music, and a large flat screen TV - perfect pairings with their local brews. www.MadHorseBrewPub.com (570) 436-0669

Want to be rewarded for visiting DC’s Wine Country®? Visit any Loudoun winery, take a picture and post it to our Facebook page (Facebook.com/VisitLoudoun) or to Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram with the hashtag #DCsWineCountry. Each month, we’ll pick one winner to receive a snazzy, snarky DC’s Wine Country® t-shirt. Each monthly winner will also be entered into a grand prize drawing for tickets to Epicurience Virginia (see ad on page 17).

Located in the upper northwest part of Loudoun, Hillsboro is appropriately named for its hills, and the wineries in this cluster have some of the most stunning scenery in the county. Entering Loudoun from the west on Route 7, you’ll pass through Snicker’s Gap, a wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains and historically a major thoroughfare between the Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley. ] Grapes on the vine at Otium Cellars

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BLUEMONT VINEYARD’S TASTING ROOM IS LOCATED AT AN ELEVATION OF NEARLY 1,000 FEET, OFFERING SOME OF THE BEST VIEWS IN THE COUNTY.

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Entering Loudoun from the west on Route 7, you’ll pass through Snickers Gap, a wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains and historically a major thoroughfare between the Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley. From here you can explore the village of Bluemont (originally named Snickersville) and the towns of Round Hill and Purcellville. Historic winding roads such as Snickersville Turnpike lead you through the scenic countryside with views of the Blue Ridge often rolling along beside you. Climb the mountains to one of the cluster’s wineries, Bluemont Vineyard, boasting perhaps the most breathtaking views in the county from an elevation of nearly 1,000 feet.

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BLUEMONT VINEYARD 18755 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont VA 20135 p: 540.554.8439 w: BluemontVineyard.com BLUEMONT VINEYARD sits high on an eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains at 951’ above sea level, offering spectacular views of the countryside and beyond. The winery takes advantage of the views, offering numerous ª PIG

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BOGATI BODEGA & VINEYARD Hill High Orchards Complex 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy, Round Hill VA 20142 p: 540.338.1144 w: BogatiBodega.com The Bogaty family has a long tradition of winemaking. They hail from the Italian Alps where their family still owns and operates a small vineyard. Today, three generations of the Bogatys carry on the tradition of excellence in

winemaking here in Loudoun. Their Argentinian-inspired wines are at home in the similarly inspired tasting room. BOGATI BODEGA offers numerous tasting experiences by reservation including a wine and tapas tasting or a wine and chocolate tasting.

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16031 Hillsboro Rd, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.6248 w: NorthGateVineyard.com Mark and Vicki Fedor’s English Tudor style winery was meticulously constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold specifications. NORTH GATE uses its 22 kW photovoltaic solar array to power the building and strives in every aspect

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18050 Tranquility Rd, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.338.2027 w: OtiumCellars.com The log cabin style tasting room at OTIUM CELLARS overlooks Goose Creek Farm, an equestrian facility raising world class Hanoverians, as it rolls down into the valley to meet Tranquility Vineyards. The tasting room features glass

pocket doors opening onto the patio, loft seating, and a fireplace in the center of the room. A German native, owner Gerhard Bauer has brought a taste of home to Loudoun with the introduction of Dornfelder and Blaufränkisch varietals. The Snickers Gap Cluster |

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spirits & brews Fortunately for all the beer and spirit lovers out there, Loudoun isn’t just wine country. Loudoun’s brewery scene is expanding from a handful of brewpubs to a burgeoning micro- and nano-brewery scene, offering an intimate experience with the brewers producing small batch, hand crafted beers. Plus Loudoun is home to an organic distillery, the first in the county since Prohibition.

BARNHOUSE BREWERY 13840 Barnhouse Pl, Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.675.8480 w: BarnHouseBrewery.com At the time of this printing, this nano-brewery had not yet completed the building of their tasting room but is open to the public on an irregular schedule. Brewing out of his

basement, owner/brewer Roger Knoell opens his brewery to visitors who want to taste his brews or purchase growlers. Please visit Barnhouse’s website for the current hours and brewery offerings.

CATOCTIN CREEK DISTILLERY 120 W Main St, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.751.8404 w: CatoctinCreek.com CATOCTIN CREEK, Loudoun’s first distillery since Prohibition, is family owned and operated. Scott and Becky Harris produce organic spirits, sourced locally when available. Catoctin Creek’s award-winning spirits include

Roundstone Rye Whisky, Watershed Gin, and Mosby’s Spirit. Seasonal production also includes brandy and liqueurs made from local fruit. Catoctin Creek is open to the public for tours, tastings, and individual bottle sales.

CORCORAN BREWING COMPANY 14635 Corkys Farm Ln, Waterford VA 20197 p: 540.882.9073 w: CorcoranBrewing.com CORCORAN BREWING COMPANY is a brewery with over 25 beer recipes made using local products like honey, pumpkins, and their homegrown hops. Twelve beers rotate through

their taps and are available for onsite tasting and sales by the pint or growler at Corcoran’s brewing facility located adjacent to owners Jim and Lori Corcoran’s winery, Corcoran Vineyards (see page 14).

LEESBURG BREWING COMPANY 2 Loudoun St SW, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 571.442.8124 w: LeesburgBrewing.com Jim and Lori Corcoran (Corcoran Vineyards and Brewing Company) have partnered with Mike and Joanne Carroll (Leesburg Vintner and Carroll Vineyards) to bring craft brewing in a pub atmosphere to historic downtown Leesburg. 4 2 | Sp i r i t s & B r e w s

With a storefront location on Loudoun Street, Leesburg Brewing Company currently offers a variety of craft beers and traditional pub fare. These entrepreneurial partners have plans to begin brewing onsite under the Leesburg Brewing Company label in the fall of 2013.

LOST RHINO BREWING COMPANY 21730 Red Rum Rd, #142-152, Ashburn VA 20147 p: 571.291.2083 w: LostRhino.com The five species of rhinoceros are known for their distinct personas, significant of the range of brews crafted by Favio Garcia and Matthew Hagerman at LOST RHINO BREWING COMPANY. The tasting room offers a seasonal

menu of locally sourced food designed to pair with Lost Rhino’s beers along with a selection of Loudoun wines and craft sodas. The brewery hosts regular events including live music on Friday nights and new beer releases the first Wednesday of each month.

MACDOWELL BREW KITCHEN 202 B Harrison St, SE, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.777.BREW w: MacDowellBrewKitchen.com or MudHoundBrewingCompany.com A nano-brewery located in the midst of downtown Leesburg’s “Beermuda Triangle,” MACDOWELL BREW KITCHEN works with Loudoun’s MUD HOUND BREWING COMPANY to craft small batch brews onsite under both MacDowell’s and Mud Hound’s

labels. MacDowells also offers a selection of over 150 beers from around the globe. Find your perfect brew to enjoy with their beer friendly menu in the restaurant, at the bar, or outside in their boat bar setting complete with sand, palm trees, and tiki torches.

MAD HORSE BREWPUB 34 E Broad Way, Lovettsville VA 20180 p: 570.436.0669 w: MadHorseBrewPub.com Loudoun’s northernmost town, Lovettsville, was founded by German settlers and we think they’d be proud to see the first brewery opening in their town. MAD HORSE BREW PUB draws inspiration from its surroundings, combining Loudoun’s horse country theme

with some traditional German features. The brew pub offers five year-round signature brews with special appearances from seasonal brews and limited releases. Enjoy light pub fare, ample seating, and a large flat screen TV – perfect pairings with their local brews. (see ad page 35). Sp i r i t s & B r e w s |

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SWEETWATER TAVERN 45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling VA 20166 p: 571.434.6500 w: GreatAmericanRestaurants.com/Sweetwater/Sterling SWEETWATER TAVERN is fortunate to have brewer Joe Schineller at the helm of their onsite brewery. He leads a skilled and dedicated brew crew that scours the world for the finest ingredients to create perfectly balanced, award-winning beers. Their

obsession with fresh and natural ingredients and an age-old traditional brewing process drive the creation of 35 varieties of beer a year. Sweetwater Tavern always offers five beers on tap, in a variety of colors, flavors, and strengths.

THE V: VIRGINIA EATERY & BREW HOUSE 44630 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn VA 20147 p: 703.723.6500 w: Go2theV.com The Vintage 50 Restaurant Group has opened a second location, THE V: VIRGINIA EATERY AND BREW HOUSE. As the name implies, the restaurant focuses on Virginia products, offering a diverse menu featuring local

ingredients. As with their flagship restaurant, Vintage 50 in Leesburg, there are plans to brew onsite at The V. Meanwhile, enjoy their selection of craft beers, many from Virginia, in addition to a full bar and wine list.

VINTAGE 50 RESTAURANT & BREW LOUNGE 50 Catoctin Cir NE, Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.777.2169 w: Vintage50.com Brewer Bret Kimbrough began brewing in the Midwest in 1996 and has since crafted over 120 different kinds of beers in locations from Kansas to New York to Maryland. Now Bret is creating VINTAGE 50’S American craft brews 4 4 | Sp i r i t s & B r e w s

like their 50 Cat IPA, Kolsch, and Imperial Stout. The full service restaurant features entrées, sandwiches, flatbreads, and “Brewery Bites” like grilled local sausages or wings in a variety of sauces to snack on while you sample the brews.

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ADROIT THEORY BREWING COMPANY Estimated Opening Date:

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404 Browning Ct, Unit C, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 703.434.0553 w:Adroit-Theory.com

BELTWAY BREWING COMPANY Estimated Opening Date:

Summer 2013

22620 Davis Dr, Suite D, Sterling VA 20164 p: 571.989.BREW (2739) w: BeltwayBrewCo.com

OLD 690 BREWING COMPANY Estimated Opening Date:

Fall 2013

15670 Ashbury Church Rd, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.7023 w: Old690.com

OLD OX BREWERY Estimated Opening Date:

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44652 Guilford Dr, Units 101-105, Ashburn VA 20147 info@oldoxbrewery.com w: OldOxBrewery.com

CROOKED RUN BREWING Estimated Opening Date:

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Market Station, 205 Harrison St, Leesburg VA 20175 w: CrookedRunBrewing.wordpress.com

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Discover Our Treasures Nestled in the heart of DC’s Wine Country ®, lies Purcellville, Virginia. We’ve got hip restaurants and world-class wineries, an historic baseball venue at Fireman’s Field Park, Bush Tabernacle – whose history will intrigue and entertain – and the W&OD Trail winding right through the center of town. Antique and unique gift shops featuring works of expert craftsmen and artisans are speckled throughout the town. Historic 21st Street will bring you back to a simpler time, while the town’s award-winning green initiatives will assure you of its prosperous future.

Purcellville. . .Something for Everyone Make your plans for a visit at www.shoppurcellville.org Sp i r i t s & B r e w s |

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Loudoun County cuisine isn’t just about the food – it is also the unique experiences. Our diverse mix of culinary delights is as eclectic as the restaurants that serve them. Where else can you indulge in a plate of fried green tomatoes in a turn-of-the-century bank, or enjoy white cheddar stone-ground grits in an authentic 1905 mill? If that’s not distinctive enough for you, satisfy your taste buds with food straight from the farm to your table, within a glass conservatory overlooking the Potomac River. Your options are only limited by the size of your appetite.

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Each of the following destination restaurants has an exceptional personality and features a glimpse into Loudoun’s storied past and current culinary tapestry. They were selected as a result of a juried process after meeting specific criteria and are listed starting with the committee’s highest scoring restaurants.

All of Loudoun’s Destination Restaurants strive to offer seasonal, local products. Some dishes featured in the following descriptions may not be available year-round. We are confident that you will enjoy their menu no matter what time of the year you visit.

For more information on the Loudoun Destination Restaurant selection process, visit the dining section on our website, VisitLoudoun.org.

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THE RESTAURANT AT PATOWMACK FARM* 42461 Lovettsville Rd, Lovettsville VA 20180 p: 540.822.9017 w: PatowmackFarm.com Location, food, and service – everything is in place for PATOWMACK FARM to earn high marks for even the most discerning diner. Beverly Morton Billand started Patowmack Farm over 20 years ago, “giving farm tours and selling produce and other goods from my retail shop”. As interest in the farm grew, so did the experience. Today, the farm is home to a 110-seat restaurant, housed in a glass atrium overlooking the Potomac River. As you dine you can watch the sunset over the mountains, deer grazing in the fields, and on a clear night, thousands of stars twinkling above. The décor is simple yet elegant, allowing the outdoors

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to be the focus as the structure intends. Chef Christopher Edwards has studied under highly esteemed chefs including globally recognized Chef Ferran Adria whose restaurant, El Bulli, earned three Michelin stars. In his talented hands, Patowmack Farm’s organic foods are transformed into gastronomic works of art that come to life on your palate. Menus change monthly and daily adjustments are made based on what the gardens are producing. When you arrive at Patowmack Farm, you can see the inspiration as soon as you step out of the car and later taste it in every dish.

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The motto at the Wine Kitchen is “Eat Drink Simply” and it permeates every aspect of this welcoming restaurant. As the name implies, there is a strong focus on wine. Guests can order from a rotating menu of over 30 wines either by the taste, glass, flight, or full bottle.

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the WINE KITCHEN 7 S King St, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.777.WINE (9463) w: theWineKitchen.com such a fan base they have become staples on the menu. The “Chicken and Waffles” is one such dish with its perfectly fried pieces of succulent quail served over cornmeal waffles and drizzled with bacon caramel syrup. The dishes at Wine Kitchen are small to medium plates, perfect for exploring the menu and sharing with friends. Owners Michael Mercer and Jason Miller are often visible in the restaurant. Whether they’re greeting guests or making recommendations on wine and food, their laid back, warm approach truly makes you feel like you’re walking into the home of a friend.

“Eat Drink Simply” – this is the motto at the WINE KITCHEN and it permeates every aspect of this welcoming restaurant. Situated in a cozy King Street space in historic downtown Leesburg, the Wine Kitchen’s 40 seats fill quickly during peak dining hours. As the name implies, there is a strong focus on wine and guests can order from a rotating menu of over 30 wines either by the taste, glass, flight, or full bottle. Chef Justin Garrison takes advantage of local and seasonal foods to create the menu at this Seasonal American Bistro. While the menu changes regularly, a few dishes have gained

MAGNOLIAS AT THE MILL 198 N 21st St, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.338.9800 w: MagnoliasMill.com “MAGGIE’S” as the locals prefer, has continued brothers Kevin and Shawn Malone’s track record of opening successful restaurants (Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, Fire Works Pizza, and South Street Under) with both local and visitor appeal. Housed in a circa 1905 restored

mill, the millworks are still visible throughout the restaurant, lending a rustic feel to the otherwise elegant dining rooms. Mingle with the locals and watch the action in the open kitchen from the café area. Magnolias offers an impressive selection of both beer and wine, D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s |

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including a good representation of Loudoun labels. Located at the end of the W&OD trail, cyclists can park their bikes in the restaurant’s bike rack and continuing enjoying the outdoors from the enclosed deck or on the slate stone patio. Executive Chef Mark Marrocco mingles his Italian background with Southern influences to create Magnolias’ menu, drawing his inspiration from the local harvest. Chef Mark’s

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Lacquered Salmon is a favorite dish featuring perfectly grilled salmon, lacquered with soy glaze, and served over wasabi mashed potatoes. The Malone brothers know how to create long-lasting appeal by offering well prepared, locally sourced cuisine in a unique and friendly environment making their restaurants, especially Magnolias, perfect for any occasion.

TUSCARORA MILL RESTAURANT 203 Harrison St SE, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.771.9300 w: Tuskies.com With numerous awards and a stellar track record of being selected among the best restaurants in Loudoun for over 20 years, TUSCARORA MILL RESTAURANT is a Loudoun institution. Known as “Tuskie’s” to locals, the restaurant has earned its reputation through its “authentically local” experience felt in the ambiance and décor, conveyed by the passionate staff, and evident in the quality cuisine. Owner Kevin Malone has been a leader in the “buy local” movement since opening the restaurant in 1985 and has continued that practice at his now four Loudoun restaurants. Housed in a 19th century grain mill in historic downtown 5 0 | D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s

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Leesburg, even the Tuskie’s building honors Loudoun’s agricultural history. Executive Chef Patrick Dinh’s contemporary menu spans the globe to best highlight the freshness of his ingredients. Tuskie’s continues to strive for greatness, never content to rely on the success they’ve built. Their restaurant acknowledges their customers needs by offering a gluten-free menu, hosting bi-weekly classes for their professional staff, and hosting an annual private luncheon for local producers to show their gratitude and plan for the year ahead. With this level of passion and dedication, Tuskie’s will be known as the place to dine in Leesburg for years to come.

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Known to the locals as “Tuskie’s”, this restaurant has earned its reputation through its “authentically local” experience felt in the ambience and décor, conveyed by the passionate staff, and evident in the quality cuisine.

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GRANDALE RESTAURANT 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.668.6000 w: GrandaleFarm.com Look for the rustic hay wagon marking the entrance to GRANDALE RESTAURANT, located on a working farm and vineyard outside of Hillsboro. Don’t let the unassuming exterior fool you – this is elegant country dining with food as fresh as it gets. Guests are encouraged to walk the farm, and in-season, dine at one of the outdoor pergolas or on the 32-seat deck. The dining room is simple but elegant, flanked on one end by a Mexican tiled, wood burning fireplace and on the other by a large window looking into the

kitchen. Chef Author Clark describes his fare as American Haute Cuisine with a menu built from the garden up. Grandale grows much of the produce on the menu and prides itself on preparing the entire menu in-house. Their fresh and local commitment carries over to the wine list, filled with Loudoun wines. Grandale is also home to its own winery and vineyard, 868 Estate Vineyards. Guests can enjoy the food and wine from Grandale and 868 at the restaurant, on the deck or pebbled patio, or in 868’s tasting room.

MARKET TABLE BISTRO Thanks Mr. Farmer!

13 East Broad Way, Lovettsville VA 20180 p: 540.822.3008 w: MarketTableBistro.com

Market Table Bistro’s dinner menu starts with recognition of the numerous local producers that it sources to create their ever-changing menu.

Appearing to be a neighborhood restaurant at first glance, MARKET TABLE BISTRO raises the bar with their carefully executed local cuisine, earning them the rank of destination restaurant. Guests are welcomed to a dining room buzzing with locals and visitors alike. The dinner menu starts with recognition of the numerous local producers that Market Table Bistro sources to create their ever-

changing menu. Chef Jason Lage owns the restaurant with partner Rebecca Dudley who oversees the dining room. Jason has served as executive chef in fine dining restaurants throughout the DC metropolitan area and has been a featured chef at the James Beard House for three years in a row. Situated in the heart of rural Loudoun, Jason has developed personal relationships with local D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s |

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farmers and purveyors to provide the quality products that shine in his “keep it simple” approach to cooking. The dining room is elegant yet relaxed in tones of blue and gray. The service is friendly and warm, welcoming

each guest like the regular customer they hope each will become. Supportive and respective of their community, welcoming to all – Market Table Bistro is the good neighbor of neighborhood restaurants.

HUNTER’S HEAD TAVERN 9048 John S. Mosby Hwy, Upperville VA 20184 p: 540.592.9020 w: HuntersHeadTavern.com Ayrshire Farm in Upperville is known for using Certified Humane®, organic, and sustainable farming methods to raise their heritage breed livestock and heirloom fruits and vegetables. While the farm sells the foods it produces to various markets and restaurants throughout Virginia and beyond, HUNTER’S HEAD TAVERN is the farm’s restaurant, where you can dine on their homegrown, ecofriendly food in an authentic English pub atmosphere. The interior of the circa 1750 building features several cozy dining rooms, accentuated by fireplaces and original log cabin walls. The chalkboard menu offers standard English 5 2 | D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s

pub fare like Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, and Guinness Beef Stew in addition to a full menu of seasonal cuisine. Diners order at the counter and are given a wooden spoon with their ticket number to display at their seat where they will enjoy full waiter service for the remainder of the meal. The humane care towards animals that begins at the farm carries over to the restaurant where in season, guests can dine with their pet on the patio, even ordering a meal from the restaurant’s Furry Foodie line of pet dinners made from the same quality ingredients used in all of the tavern’s dishes.

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Diners at Hunter’s Head Tavern order at the counter and are given a wooden spoon with their ticket number to display at their seat where they will enjoy full waiter service for the remainder of the meal.

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GOODSTONE INN & RESTAURANT 36205 Snake Hill Rd, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 540.687.3333 w: Goodstone.com Nestled on 265 acres of some of the best Loudoun countryside, GOODSTONE is a destination in itself. The inn sits on Snake Hill Farm, a Virginia getaway since the 1930s that was also used for many years as a foxhunting venue for the Middleburg Hunt. The intimate dining room is located in the 1930s era carriage house and during the warmer months there is additional seating on the fieldstone patio overlooking Goose Creek. The Wine Cellar houses the restaurant’s 250 label wine list, including several labels from Loudoun and other regions in Virginia. Working their vast farmland, Goodstone grows most of the

herbs and vegetables on the menu, has a chicken and egg production, sheep, and plans for cattle. Executive Chef Ian Dieter brings French influences to the menu which is prepared in a Modern American/ French Country style. Soufflés are standard on the menu and traditional dishes like sweetbreads and frog legs often make an appearance on the evening’s specials. After your meal, step outside and take in the views and the peacefulness that abounds. You’ll feel the sense of awe and pride that Goodstone has honed to best honor this land and share it with us in the most elegant and delicious way. D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s |

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One of the many seating options at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm

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CLYDE’S WILLOW CREEK FARM 42920 Broadlands Blvd, Broadlands VA 20148 p: 571.209.1200 w: Clydes.com The first decision to be made when dining at Clyde’s is where you will sit. This sprawling, rustic tavern features four bars and numerous dining rooms. In the 1980s the Clyde’s Restaurant Group purchased several antique heavy timber buildings destined for demolition and over 20 years later these barns, stables, homes, and taverns were reassembled to create the complex of dining rooms for CLYDE’S WILLOW CREEK FARM. There’s the Audubon Bar complete with original Audubon prints, the vast slate terrace featuring a large fountain and arbor,

and the Chandler Barn decorated with a variety of weather vanes. The dining rooms feature original artwork, historic artifacts, and a collection of museum quality 18th century horse-drawn carriages – many strung from the high ceilings. True to its name, Clyde’s is located on a working farm where their team of chefs draws inspiration for the classic tavern menu. With a vast selection of customer pleasing dishes and a variety of dining experiences to explore, the question of where to sit just got easier – come back for multiple visits and discover your favorite seat!

THE RED FOX INN & TAVERN 2 E Washington St, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 540.687.6301 w: RedFox.com Originally built in 1728 and known as Chinn’s Ordinary, THE RED FOX INN & TAVERN has offered uninterrupted hospitality to travelers for more than 275 years, making it the oldest continually operated inn in the US. The Red Fox Inn & Tavern has stood 5 4 | D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s

as history unfolded in and around it, and numerous historical figures took shelter in its fieldstone walls. Famous guests have included Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who frequently stayed at the inn during fox hunting holidays. Today,

The bar or the barn?

Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm is a sprawling, rustic tavern featuring four bars and numerous dining rooms, so your first decision is where you will sit.

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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and each of its dining rooms has an ambience that exudes history. Owned and operated by three generations of the Reuter family since 1976, they oversee the daily operations of the inn, ensuring a quality experience for guests. The Red Fox culinary team creates the tavern’s menu highlighting local What about the crust?

Fire Works’ 700 degree wood-fired oven delivers chewy, bubbly, crispy crust nirvana. Their nitrate-free pepperoni and sausage, organic tomato sauce, and locally grown produce are just a few examples of the high quality ingredients you can expect.

ingredients using time honored techniques of smoking, braising, and roasting, resulting in home-style dishes that are simple yet genuine. While a new generation continues to breathe fresh life into this historic inn and tavern, its hunt country charm and rich history are what make this establishment a Virginia landmark, and to many, the heart of the Middleburg community.

FIRE WORKS WOOD FIRED PIZZA 201 Harrison St SE, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.779.8400 w: FireworksPizza.com What happens when the group that brought us Tuscarora Mill Restaurant and Magnolias at the Mill decides to open a pizzeria? Pizza perfection, of course. Tuskie’s Restaurant Group has a reputation of leading the buy local movement in Loudoun for over 20 years and FIRE WORKS benefits from these established relationships in the quality ingredients that top their pies. Nitrate-free pepperoni and sausage, organic tomato sauce, and locally grown produce are just a few examples of the high quality ingredients you can expect. What about the crust? Fire Works’ 700 degree woodfired oven delivers chewy, bubbly, crispy crust

nirvana. Located in the former train station in downtown Leesburg, historic photos line the walls, offering a glimpse into the town’s past. The deck outside is lined with flags from breweries around the world, indicative of the vast and global beer list the restaurant offers (12 beers on tap and more than 80 by the bottle). Wine lovers can rest assured that there is still room left for an equally impressive wine list, highlighting local vintages. While we each may have our pizza preference (NY or Chicago style?), Loudoun has given its seal of approval to Fire Works for some of the best pizza around. D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s |

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MARKET SALAMANDER 200 W Washington St, Middleburg VA 20117 p: 540.687.8011 w: MarketSalamander.com Described as a “working chef’s market,” MARKET SALAMANDER offers much more than your typical market. To begin your experience, enter through the double barn doors into the enclosed Café Courtyard. Designed to be reminiscent of village markets seen in the Italian Piedmont, the courtyard features an interior facade of a country home, complemented by a bright blue sky painted onto the high ceilings, cobblestone floors, and outdoor patio furniture. Here guests can enjoy food purchased from the kitchen, relax with a coffee or glass of wine, or browse the market’s selection of gourmet goods. In the open kitchen, enticing aromas and glass

cases filled with beautifully displayed food tempt your senses. The menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées, and more prepared by a team of resident chefs lead by Culinary Director Todd Gray and Chef de Cuisine Vaughn Skaggs. While browsing the display cases take note of the impressive creations from Pastry Chef Jason Reaves (winner of Food Network Challenge “LEGO” cake competition). From this talented team of culinary stars, you can enjoy the perfect picnic for tailgating at the races or touring the wineries, a large catered event, or a quick lunch while shopping Middleburg’s unique boutiques and shops.

LIGHTFOOT RESTAURANT 11 N King St, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.771.2233 w: LightfootRestaurant.com Housed in the former turn-of-the century People’s National Bank building in downtown Leesburg, LIGHTFOOT’S exterior is impressive, historic, and elegant. Once you’ve dined at Lightfoot, you’ll find that the restaurant delivers on the promise of a memorable dining 5 6 | D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s

experience matching the first impression the structure makes. The dining room’s high ceilings are adorned with original 1920s French posters, and a large marble staircase leads to private dining rooms and the open mezzanine Piano Bar. The ceiling is cove-coiffed in

A “Working Chef’s Market”

Designed to be reminiscent of village markets seen in the Italian Piedmont, the courtyard features an interior facade of a country home, complemented by a bright blue sky painted onto the high ceilings, cobblestone floors, and outdoor patio furniture.

Lightfoot Restaurant

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Chef Ingrid Gustavson describes her menu as modern AMERICAN SEASONAL

WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TWIST.

mahogany, carved plaster, and wood molding with The People’s National Bank medallion flanking the molding. The former bank vault now houses the restaurant’s award-winning wine list. Chef Ingrid Gustavson describes her menu as “modern American seasonal with an international twist”. One of Chef Ingrid’s most popular dishes is her Fried Green Tomatoes, topped with jalapeño cheddar cheese, sautéed

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shrimp, and Szechwan chili cream. Lightfoot’s dining experience is described as casual elegance, offering a comfortable atmosphere where walk-ins are welcome, whether you’re dressed in jeans, business casual attire, or black tie. With their warm welcome to all, elegant atmosphere, and quality cuisine, Lightfoot certainly has created a page for itself in Loudoun’s culinary story.

MOKOMANDY 20789 Great Falls Plz, Unit 176, Sterling VA 20165 p: 571.313.0505 w: Mokomandy.com The suburban hustle-and-bustle quickly fades away when you enter MOKOMANDY’S minimalist modern dining room, sleek with blond wood tables and flooring, and accented by the natural lighting of the storefront windows. Enlarged canvas images of the restaurant’s dishes grace the walls, enticing your appetite for the meal to come. Aesthetics aside, it’s the unique mix of Korean and Cajun cuisine at Mokomandy that fills their seats. This isn’t fusion but two very different cuisines harmonizing side by side on the menu. “Modern Korean by Mandy” is the source of the Mokomandy name, honoring the mother of owner Thaddeus Kim. The

child of a Cajun mother and a Korean father, Kim’s mother prepared both cuisines for the family. With Kim’s influence, Executive Chef Daniel Wilcox Stevens creates delightful interpretations of Korean and Cajun dishes and brings the influence of these cuisines to a variety of classic foods. Jambalaya, Bulgogi Beef, Poutine, Deviled Eggs, and Steak Frites all make appearances on the eclectic menu. Judging by the numerous awards and accolades Mokomandy has received since its opening, the marriage seems to work out just as well on the plate as it did for Thaddeus Kim’s parents. D e s t i n at i o n R e s ta u r a n t s |

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local favorites

The restaurants included in this list are places that the locals prefer for that certain something - a particular dish, the atmosphere, the service, and for some, their favorite drink or dessert.

Blue Ridge Grill

Leesburg Restaurant

Parallel Wine Bistro

BRAMBLETON LOCATION: 22865 Brambleton Plz Ste 100 Brambleton VA 20148 p: 703.327.1047 w: BRGrill.com

9 S King St, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.777.3292 This historic diner offers all your favorites: Virginia peanut soup, oldfashioned milkshakes, and pies from Mom’s Apple Pie.

43135 Broadlands Center Plz Ste 121, Broadlands VA 20148 p: 703.858.0077 w: ParallelWineBistro.com Rotating selection of 32 wines from self-service machines paired with wine friendly fare.

Little Apple Pastry Shop

Rangoli Indian Restaurant

LEESBURG LOCATION: 955 Edwards Ferry Rd NE Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.669.5505 w: BRGrill.com Classic American fare in a casual dining environment.

Carolina Brothers 20702 Ashburn Rd Ashburn VA 20147 703.729.7070 w: CarolinaBrothers.com Carolina style pit barbecue just off the W&OD trail in Ashburn.

Döner Bistro 202 Harrison St SE Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.779.7880 w: Doener-USA.com Döners (the Turkish-German version of a Greek gyro), traditional German fare, and a vast selection of beers.

The French Hound

23217 Meetinghouse Ln Aldie VA 20105 p: 703.327.2500 w: HotApplePie.com This mother and daughter team makes an amazing Thanksgiving sandwich, incredible pies and cakes, and mouth-watering cinnamon rolls.

Lowry’s Crab Shack 420 W Colonial Hwy, Hamilton VA 20158 p: 540.338.2348 w: LowrysFarmMarket.com Family operated crab shack specializing in fresh, prepared to order Maryland style, Northern Neck seafood.

Market Burger Fries & Shakes 145 W Main St, Purcellville VA 20132 p: 540.751.1145 w: MarketBurger.net Sourcing all ingredients locally, Market Burger offers the freshest burgers, fries and shakes around.

101 Madison St, Middleburg VA 20117 540.687.3018 | TheFrenchHound.com Traditional French bistro fare and an Melt Gourmet evolving wine list sourced from the Cheeseburgers restaurant’s wine shop, The Wine Cellar. 525 E Market St, Leesburg VA 20176 703.443.2015 Ford’s Fish Shack MeltGourmetCheeseburgers.com ASHBURN LOCATION: Leesburg Today’s 2012 Best of Loudoun winner for their locally sourced, 44260 Ice Rink Plaza #101 gourmet burgers. Ashburn VA 20147 p: 571.918.4094 w: FordsFishShack.com SOUTH RIDING LOCATION: 25031 Riding Plz, Chantilly VA 703.542.7520 w: FordsFishShack.com New England style seafood including crab cakes, lobster rolls, and fish & chips.

Hill High Country Store 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy Round Hill VA 20141 p: 540.338.7173 Choose any one of 37 pies (although we’re partial to the Caramel Apple Walnut).

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Monk’s BBQ

Located at Corcoran Brewing Co. 14635 Corky’s Farm Ln Waterford VA 20197 p: 703.608.4367 w: MonksQ.com Seasonal stand offering brisket, pastrami, ribs, and more, including their line of sauces made with Loudoun beer, wine, and spirits.

24995 Riding Plz, Ste 120 South Riding VA 20152 p: 703.957.4900 w: RangoliRestaurant.com Consistently ranked one of the best Indian restaurants in Northern Virginia.

Savoir Fare Restaurant 1 West Loudoun St, Round Hill VA 20141 p: 540.338.8300 w: SavoirFareLimited.com Seasonal menu highlighting local products.

South Street Under 203 Harrison St, SE, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.771.9610 w: SouthStreetUnder.com Sandwiches, soups, dinners to-go, and their locally famous ciabatta bread.

Sweetwater Tavern 45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling VA 20166 p: 571.434.6500 w: GreatAmericanRestaurants.com/ Sweetwater/Sterling Fresh beer on tap right from the onsite brewery paired with great American cuisine.

Vintage 50 50 Catoctin Cir NE Ste 100 Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.777.2169 w: Vintage50.com Brewpub serving American comfort food with a twist.

Windy City Red Hots ASHBURN LOCATION: Blue Mount Nursery Parking Lot 19413 Smith Cir, Ashburn VA 20147 p: 703.505.6934 w: WindyCityRedHots.com

LEESBURG LOCATION: 28 S King St, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.669.8606 w: WindyCityRedHots.com 2 W Market St, Leesburg VA 20176 p: 703.779.0060 w: PalioOfLeesburg.com This food truck in Ashburn and shop in downtown Leesburg are must-stops for Classic Italian cuisine in a historic authentic Chicago-style hot dogs. downtown setting.

Palio Ristorante Italiano

Wine Tasting

by Christian Jensen

in 3 easy steps

Try as many wines as you can. Your nose and palate are your best guides.

Are You a Novice at Wine Tasting? Don’t be intimidated by people who seem so knowledgeable remember, after all, that they were once novices, too. If you are asked what you think of a wine, be honest and ask questions. That’s the best way to learn.

They’ll let you know when something is wrong or off. Also, don’t feel you must drain your glass at each tasting – use the dump bucket. If you’re out

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for a day of wine tasting,

How Does the Wine Look?

you don’t want to be

Hold the glass up and at an angle so you can clearly see where the wine and glass touch. Red wines start off purple when they are young, and slowly mature to red. Note the clarity of the wine. Is it bright or cloudy? Are there any suspended solids?

Another essential for

overwhelmed.

wine tasting is to cleanse your palate so that your perception of each new wine will be fresh. Consider

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drinking water or eating

How Does the Wine Smell? 

cheese and crackers

Wine’s smell is called its “nose”. Swirl the wine in the glass to help mix in oxygen, which brings out the wine’s aromas. This can be tricky because some wines are reluctant to release their aromas. When the aromas do present themselves, are they pleasant? Are they intense?  Describing what you smell can be difficult, but with practice you’ll become better at it.

between sample sips. All wines have common characteristics that can be used to describe them during tastings, including sweetness or dryness, acidity, tannin, weight or

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body, and fruit. The more

How Does the Wine Taste? The taste of a wine is the ultimate determination of how good it is. Looks and smells can be deceiving. Take a small sip. Roll the wine around in your mouth. Different taste buds identify different flavors.  Is the wine pleasing on the palate? Aerate the wine by pulling air into your mouth and through the wine, and exhaling through your nose. How does this change the flavor?

you experience, the more confident you’ll be in using such terms to describe a wine.

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Wine Tasting Lingo

Knowing some wine lingo can impress your friends and make your tasting experience more enjoyable. Here are some common words you may come across during your tasting journey through Loudoun: DC’s Wine County®.

Acidity: The quality of wine that

Off-dry: A slightly sweet wine

gives it its crispness and vitality. A proper balance of acidity must be struck with the other elements of a wine.

in which the residual sugar is barely

Aroma: The smell of a young wine. Balance: A harmonious relationship between a wine’s components, including acids, fruit, tannins, alcohol, etc, creates a well balanced wine.

perceptible.

Residual sugar: The level of sugar that remains after a wine has finished fermenting.

Sweet: Defined by the level of residual sugar in the wine, with the sweet taste also controlled by factors such as the acidity and alcohol levels,

Body: The weight and fullness of a

the amount of tannin present, and

wine that can be sensed in the mouth. A wine may be light, medium, or fullbodied. Wines rich in concentration, extract, alcohol, tannin, and glycerol may be described as full-bodied.

found in grape seeds, skins, and stems

whether the wine is sparkling.

Tannins: A group of compounds that give a “puckery” feeling in the

Loudoun’s Popular Varieties Chardonnay: A medium to full-bodied dry white wine with fruit characters of citrus, apples, pear, or tropical. When barrel aged, characters of vanilla, butterscotch, and toasted oak can come out.

Cabernet Franc: A medium bodied red wine known for its spiciness and herbal characters. Flavors can include black pepper, cinnamon, currants, mint, and leather. Cabernet Sauvignon: A medium to full-bodied, tannic, dry wine with complex flavors that emerge as currants, green olives, herbs, and bell peppers, with a hint of mint and leather.

Chambourcin: This French-

Bouquet: The aroma of an aged

aging a wine in oak barrels. Tannins

wine.

are essential to a red wine’s structure,

American hybrid grape can give its wine a dark color but is surprisingly light in the palate. This is the red wine for white wine drinkers.

Color: A wine’s color comes mostly

and for successful aging to soften

from the grape skins. In general, red wines get lighter as they age, and white wines get darker.

and smooth.

Merlot: A medium to full bodied dry

Dry: Wines with zero or very low levels of residual sugar. The opposite of sweet, except in sparkling wines, where dry means sweet.

mouth. They may also be added by

Terroir: French for “soil,” the physical and geographical characteristics of a particular vineyard

wine with strong flavors in the front and a soft finish. Flavors can include black cherries, anise, blueberry, and plum.

properties.

Norton: A native Virginia grape that is dark in color and its fruity flavors may include plums and tart cherries.

site that give the wine its unique

Estate winery or farm winery: A United States winery

Texture: The feel of wine on

Viognier: Condrieu in the Northern

the palate.

license allowing farms to produce and sell wine on-site.

evaluation of wine, encompassing

Rhone Valley is the home of the Viognier grape. Neglected there until recently, Viognier has found a happy home in the Old Dominion, Loudoun County especially. The county’s soils, climate, sunlight, and growing season create excellent conditions for this grape and local winemakers finish the job to perfection. Viognier comes as a welcome surprise to many Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers.

Wine tasting: The sensory

Finish: The lingering taste after a wine has been swallowed.

more than taste, but also mouthfeel,

Foxy: The musty odor and flavor

Young: Wine that is not matured

of wines made from many species of native North American grapes. A foxy wine smells and tastes like Concord grape juice.

Legs: The tracks of liquid that cling to the sides of a glass after the contents have been swirled, often said to be related to the alcohol or glycerol content of a wine.

aroma, and color. and usually bottled and sold within a year of its vintage.

Varietal: Wines made from a single grape variety.

Vintage: The year in which a wine’s grapes were harvested. When a vintage year is indicated on a label, it signifies that all the grapes used

Nose: The aroma or bouquet of

to make the wine in the bottle were

a wine.

harvested in that year.

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Blends: The art of the winemaker is often shown in a blend of different grapes just as a chef would use different spices. Ask about the grapes used when tasting these special wines.

Listings Guided Food & Wine Tours

DC Metro Food Tours Food tours, wine tours, and experiential events throughout Loudoun County. p: 202.683.8847 w: DCMetroFoodTours.com

Get Out & Go Tours

THE HOME FARM STORE The Home Farm Store features many products procured from certified organic Ayrshire Farm, which specializes in heritage breed livestock and heirloom fruits and vegetables. The animals at the farm are raised in the time-honored method of open grazing and careful processing using scientifically-proven Certified Humane® methods. 1 E Washington St, Middleburg VA 20117 Daily 10am-6pm p: 540.687.8882 w: HomeFarmStore.com

The area’s largest variety of bike rentals. Public and private bike tours available. p: 571.572.BIKE (2453) w: GetOutAndGo.biz

PIEDMONT EPICUREAN ARTS CENTER

Point to Point Limousines

DC Metro Food Tours offers a variety of food tours, wine tours, and experiential events throughout Loudoun County, including the towns and wine regions

Custom limousine tours of Loudoun’s wine country with a knowledgeable tour guide at the wheel. p: 703.771.8100 or 800.882.8208 w: PointToPointLimo.com

Reston Limousine

Weekend VIP wine tours and private tours. Box lunches available. p: 703.478.0500 or 800.546.6141 w: RestonLimo.com

Trail’s End Cycling Co.

One- and two-day bike tours of wineries include a guide, map, and route sheet. p: 540.338.2773 w: TrailsEndCycling.com

Virginia Wine Tours

Weekly scheduled tours picking up and dropping off from Rosslyn Metro Station. p: 202.813.WINE (9463) w: NorthernVirginiaWineTours.com

Wine Pro Tours

Offering tours of the wineries of Virginia, with a professional wine tour guide, for groups small or large. p: 703.209.7139 w: WineProTours.com

Wine Shops

Aldie Peddler Shoppes Huge selection of Virginia wine and varietals from around the world, free tastings daily, gourmet foods, Amish lawn furniture, and more. 39484 John Mosby Hwy, Aldie VA 20105 Tue-Sun 11am-5pm, Mon closed p: 703.327.6743 w: AldiePeddler.com

Ashburn Wine Shop

Domestic and imported wines. 44050 Ashburn Shopping Plz, Ste 159, Ashburn VA 20147 Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-6pm p: 703.723.7575 w: AshburnWineShop.com

Leesburg Vintner

Retail wine and cheese. Tasting room for Carroll Vineyards. 29 S King St, Leesburg VA 20175 Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon closed p: 703.777.3322 w: Leesburg-Vintner.com

Philomont General Store

Celebrating 100 years of business, this country market offers an extensive

Food and wine courses for professionals and enthusiasts. 202 Church St SE, Suite 100 #5R Leesburg VA 20175 info@epicureancenter.com w: EpicureanCenter.com

DC METRO FOOD TOURS

selection of wines, sandwiches, local crafts, and more. 36550 Jeb Stuart Rd Philomont VA 20131 Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm p: 540.338.5792 w: PhilomontGeneralStore.com

Vino 9 MarketFood

Snacks, beer, and wine to enjoy on our patio or pick up a picnic for touring the wineries. 40602 Charles Town Pk Paeonian Springs VA 20129 Tue-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm, Mon closed p: 540.882.9600 w: Vino9Market.com

The Wine Cellar

An eclectic shop featuring both special and everyday wines. 15 S Madison St, Middleburg VA 20117 Wed-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon-Tue by appointment p: 540.687.3230 w: TheFrenchHound.com

WineStyles

Wine tastings Fri 5-9pm, Sat 3-8pm. $5/person, free to Wine Club members. Live music Fri-Sat. 25031 Riding Plz, #110 South Riding VA 20152 Mon-Thu 12-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm, Sun open seasonally and for special events p: 703.327.5052 w: WineStyles.net/SouthRiding

Wine Bars

Parallel Wine Bistro

Over 50 wines by the glass as well as 32 selections at their self-serve Wine Stations. 43135 Broadlands Center Plaza Suite 121, Broadlands VA 20148 Mon-Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11-12am, Sun 11am-10pm p: 703.858.0077 w: ParallelWineBistro.com

the Wine Kitchen

Destination restaurant featuring rotating flights of wine from around the world and locally sourced tapas menu. 7 South King St, Leesburg VA 20175 Also Opening Summer 2013:

surrounding Leesburg, Middleburg, and Purcellville. The Historic Leesburg Food Tour combines a lesson in local history and architecture with tastes from some of the region’s top restaurants. The Loudoun Wine and Food Tour is a four hour experience that includes a visit to two of the area’s best wineries for hands-on tastings, touring, and local food pairings. Customized events are available for group or private tours. p: 202.683.8847 w: DCMetroFoodTours.com

SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA - - opening August 29, 2013 - -

Food and wine lovers will delight in the diverse culinary offerings of Salamander Resort & Spa. Situated in the heart of Loudoun’s horse and wine country, the resort will feature Harrimans, a Virginia Piedmont-influenced restaurant; a state-of-the-art Cooking Studio featuring culinary classes and visiting chefs; a culinary garden; the Gold Cup Wine Bar; and more. One Salamander Ln Middleburg VA 20117 p: 540.687.3600 w: SalamanderResort.com

130 Purcellville Gateway Dr Purcellville VA 20132 Tue-Thu & Sun 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm p: 703.777.9463 w: theWineKitchen.com

Vino Volo

If you are traveling through Dulles Airport, enjoy gourmet snacks and entrées designed to pair with wine. (Please note: Past security screening; must have a boarding ticket). Washington Dulles International Airport Concourse B – Gate B63 Concourse C – Gate C3 Daily 11am-10pm Concourse B: 703.996.8466 Concourse C: 703.661.1999 w: VinoVolo.com

Afternoon Tea

Aylesbury Antique Center and Tea Room

Traditional British afternoon tea room and antique shop in downtown Leesburg, also offering a children’s menu. 212 Loudoun St, SE Leesburg VA 20175 Tea Room Hours: Thu-Sat 12-4pm, Sun-Wed closed. Reservations recommended. p: 703.868.6935 w: AylesburyTeaRoom.com

The British Pantry

Authentic British shop serves cream teas and full afternoon teas in their dining room. 41153 John Mosby Hwy Lenah Village, Aldie VA 20105 Tea Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-1pm, Sat 11am-3pm, Sun-Mon closed. Reservations recommended. p: 703.327.3215 w: TheBritishPantry.us

Little Apple Pastry Shop

The mother-and-daughter owners serve a “country tea,” including sandwiches and sweets. 23217 Meetinghouse Ln Aldie VA 20105 Tue-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Sun

closed. Reservations required for teas. p: 703.327.2500 w: HotApplePie.com

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

This 360-acre National Trust historic site serves full tea in its restored Carriage House. 20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln Leesburg, VA 20175 Dates vary; seatings at 1pm. Reservations required. p: 703.777.3174 w: Oatlands.org

Cooking Classes

Cooking Class Weekend at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn This circa 1805 bed and breakfast offers full-weekend cooking classes from November through March that include wine tastings and winery tours. (see ad page 35.) 23130 Briar Patch Ln Middleburg VA 20117 p: 703.327.5911 | 866.327.5911 w: BriarPatchBandB.com

Cookology

Cooking school, wine bar, and retail store offering hands-on cooking and wine classes, paired wine dinners, and more. 21100 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling VA 20166 (Located next to Macy’s) Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm p: 703.433.1909 w: CookologyOnline.com

Glenfiddich Farm Cookery School Olwen Woodier, a renowned cookbook author, teaches two-hour cooking classes and children’s cooking camps in her professional kitchen on a 170-acre farm. 17642 Canby Rd, Leesburg VA 20175 p: 703.771.3056, 703.431.9507 w: GlenFarmCookery.com

Maison Culinaire Group and private recreational cooking classes offered off site or in our Sterling kitchen. 504 Shaw Rd, Sterling VA 20166 p: 571.203.0111 w: MaisonCulinaire.com

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Farms & Farmers Markets

Loudoun offers a variety of ways to buy fresh and local seasonal produce. Pick-your-own right off the vine, stop at one of numerous roadside farm stands, or browse the bonanza of produce and local products at the farmers markets. More than 70 farms in Loudoun County grow and market products. Ashburn Farmers Market Ashburn Village Blvd & Farmwell Rd (behind IHOP) 44036 Pipeline Plz, Ashburn VA 20147 May-Oct, Sat 8am-12pm p: 540.454.8089 w: LoudounFarmersMarkets.org

Brambleton Farmers Market Sport & Health Parking Lot (near Olympia Dr & Soave) 42405 Regal Wood Dr, Brambleton VA 20148 May-Oct, Sun 9am-1pm p: 540.454.8089 w: LoudounFarmersMarkets.org

Brossman’s Family Farm Fresh picked fruit and vegetables from our family farm. Homemade pies, breads, pickles, jams and jellies, honey, and Hawaiian Shaved Ice! 14740 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg VA 20176 Mid May-Nov, Daily 9am-7pm p: 703.777.4432 w: BrossmansFarm.com

Cascades Farmers Market The Senior Center parking lot (behind Staples) 21060 Whitfield Pl, Sterling VA 20165 May-Nov, Sun 9am-1pm p: 540.454.8089 w: LoudounFarmersMarkets.org

Cornucopia Farm Chicken, duck, and goose eggs; seasonal fruits, vegetables, and berries; flowers; chestnuts; jams; and more. 37823 Snickersville Tpk, Philomont VA 20132 Daily 9am-6pm p: 540.338.7733 w: CornucopiaFarmVA.com

Crooked Run Orchard Pick-your-own cherries, asparagus, blackberries, peaches, plums, pears, pumpkins, and 10+ varieties of apples. Christmas wreaths. Picnic area. No dogs allowed. 37883 E Main St, Purcellville VA 20132 Jun-Dec Daily 9am-6pm (Please call for picking conditions and hours) p: 540.338.7445 w: CrookedRunOrchard.com

Eagletree Farm & Vineyard

Lovettsville Cooperative Market

Pick-your-own blueberries. 15126 Harrison Hill Ln, Leesburg VA 20176 Call for availability and hours. p: 703-851-0699 w: EagletreeFarm.com

Farmer John’s Market Growers of fruits and vegetables since 1843. Daily pickings. Known for sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and Sugar Baby watermelons. 15520 James Monroe Hwy (Rte 15) Leesburg VA 20176 Mid-Jun-Thanksgiving, 8am-Sunset p: 703.777.2100

Fields of Athenry Pasture-raised hormone and antibiotic free meats, raw milk cheeses, local wines, and more. 38082 Snickersville Tpk, Purcellville VA 20132 Thu-Sat 11:00am-5:30pm p: 703.300.5765 w: FieldsofAthenryFarm.com

Great Country Farms U-pick strawberries, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, and more. Fresh produce, honey, jams, pottery, gifts, and more in the farm market. 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont VA 20135 Apr-Nov, Daily 9am-6pm p: 540.554.2073 w: GreatCountryFarms.com

Heider’s Farm Market Eggs, tomatoes, strawberries, apples, peaches, asparagus, jams, honey, and more. 14917 James Monroe Hwy (near Lucketts) Leesburg VA 20176 Daily 9am-6pm Apr-Nov p: 703.779.7715 w: HeidersFarmMarket.com

Hillsboro Farmers Market Hillsboro Old Stone School 37098 Charles Town Pk, Hillsboro VA 20132 Mid May-Oct Sat 10am-2pm p: 410.980.9793 w: HillsboroFarmersMarket.org

Leesburg Farmers Market Virginia Village Shopping Center 32 Catoctin Cir, Leesburg VA 20175 May-Oct Wed 3-6pm, Sat 8am-12pm Nov-Apr Sat 9am-12pm p: 540.454.8089 w: LoudounFarmersMarkets.org

1 Lovettsville Town Center Dr, Lovettsville VA 20180 Jun-Sep Sat 10am-1pm p: 540.822.0350 w: Lovettsville-Grocery.com

Middleburg Community Farmers Market 300 W Washington St, Middleburg VA 20117 May-Oct Sat 8am-12pm p: 540.687.5152 w: MiddleburgFarmersMarket.com

Potomac Vegetable Farms Our own “ecoganically” grown vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Featuring locally grown meats and fruits. 38369 John Wolford Rd (Corner of John Wolford Rd & Rte 287) Purcellville VA 20132 Jul-mid-Oct Tue-Sun 10am-7pm, Mon closed p: 540.882.3885 w: PotomacVegetableFarms.com

Purcellville Community Market 130 E Main St, Purcellville VA 20132 May-Oct 9am-1pm; Nov-Apr Sat 10am-1pm INDOOR MARKET AT IT’S BAZAAR 143 N 21st St, Purcellville VA 20132 Jan-Mar 10am-1pm p: 703.967.0431 w: PurcellvilleCommunityMarket.com

South Riding Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Dr Stone Ridge VA 20105 Mid Apr-Oct Sat 9am-1pm p: 703.327.0335 w: WellnessConnectionLLC.com

Stoneybrook Organic Farm and Market Organic produce, local meats, dairy, fruit, bulk foods, coffee, tea, fresh pressed juices, smoothies, pastries, and more. 37091 Charles Town Pk, Hillsboro VA 20132 Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat closed, Sun 8am-8pm p: 540.668.9067 w: StoneybrookFarm.org

Ticonderoga Farms Figs, wild flower honey from onsite hives, jams, jellies, organic eggs, pumpkins, Christmas trees, and more. 26469 Ticonderoga Rd, Chantilly VA 20152 Open daily. Call for hours. p: 703-327-4424 w: Ticonderoga.com

Wegmeyer Farms Strawberries, raspberries, and pumpkins. 38299 Hughesville Rd, Hamilton VA 20158 Call for availability and hours. p: 540.751.1782 w: WegmeyerFarms.com

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