Virginia is for lovers. There’s a reason it’s the tourism slogan of the state! And what better place to enjoy a little romance than one of Virginia’s 300+ wineries. From boutique wineries to grand scale elegance, there is something for everyone. With some well-crafted wines to match. Enjoy this list of romantic Virginia wineries!
Best Virginia Wineries for Couples
With so many to choose from, how do you find the most romantic wineries in Virginia? I’ve visited many, but I have detailed tours and tastings of 20 of Virginia’s best. If you are looking for the best wineries for couples near DC, you can’t lose with the selections below.
Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a blooming romance, or you’re ready to pop the question, these are the ultimate destinations. Each one has the ideal scene and wines to make the moment perfect! Click the links or images below to read my full coverage of each winery.
Morais is built around love. It is the place of wedding dreams. Their Mediterranean-style mansion sets the scene. But their iconic love sign tells it all. Need more convincing? They actually have a small chapel next to the tasting room. Not to mention, horses for a horse-drawn carriage. Take a stroll by their mansion and wind down to the pergola-lined lake.
Must try wine: Touriga
Like being transported to Italy, Three Fox has everything lovers could want. Take a walk through the vines for an idyllic moment. Grab a bottle and wander down to the creek, or share a hammock made for two. They have cozy tables in the forest fringe and acres of open land for a picnic.
Must try wine: Leggero Chardonnay
Barboursville has everything for the ultimate romantic day. A large array of fantastic wines, gorgeous scenery, and a hilltop tasting room. A perfect scene for a handheld stroll, you can make your way to the ruins of Barboursville Mansion for an Instagram moment. Attached to the tasting room is the sensational Palladio Italian Restaurant to finish off the day (consider making reservations). And they have an inn on the grounds, if you want the magic to last the night!
Must try wine: Octagon Bordeaux Blend
Tasting areas are strewn across the rooms of the historic colonial mansion that houses the Winery at La Grange. If you are getting a bottle, there are rooms with cozy couches. Grab a selfie out back with the 200-year-old English boxwoods. The secret treat is the stone cellar, with dim light and cozy tables to get away from it all.
Must try wine: Benoni Red Blend
Elegant from start to finish. Located in a community of manses, the historic manor at Effingham has been meticulously restored from top to bottom. Give you and your mate a self-guided tour through the manor, or enjoy a bottle by the fire in the modern tasting room. And they sell their own chocolate! Perfecto!
Must try wine: Rosé
Clean and classy, Delaplane sits atop a winding lane to offer breathtaking views of the vines below and mountains in the distance. A modern tasting room with walls of windows gives everyone a memorable view. Delaplane is child- and animal-free, so if a quieter space is on your must-have list, this is the place for you.
Must try wine: Petit Manseng
Whether grabbing a cozy spot by the fire or enjoying the views off the winery deck, you will find your perfect scene. The most romantic moments will be found down the lane under the covered patio by the lake. A moment made for popping the question. Good luck!
Must try sip: Chardonel Reserve
Romantic Virginia Wineries
What could be better than visiting one of these wineries for a romantic afternoon? Making a day of it and hitting two or three! Grab the love of your life and head out to Virginia Wine Country. And find out why Virginia is for lovers!
If you’d like to read about more wineries I have visited, check out my full listing of winery Taste & Tours! Cheers!