Potomac Point is the new face of winery-as-entertainment in Virginia, featuring a well-planned Tasting Room dominated by a 4-sided tasting bar (with six busy attendants and 40 thirsty patrons), and a relaxed, inviting Bistro serving tapas and paninis for lunch and dinner.
Guests choose from cozy patios and sunlit courtyards for sitting, sipping, and taking in the rolling hills view.
The winery has been nominated as a top wedding spot in several bridal magazines, and we witnessed a wedding with our very own eyes on our last visit. Fifty or so guests waited in a lovely little valley down the hill from the tasting room. All eyes turned as the bride emerged to make her way across the well-tended lawn to her betrothed.
Three simultaneous experiences - a wedding, patio-dwellers watching a wedding, and tasting room sippers oblivious to both - all coexisting peacefully.
This is one well-oiled entertainment machine.
Potomac Point has put together an eclectic variety of bottlings, including the popular Chianti-style Abbinato, and the La Belle Vie, an award-winning white table wine. I was intrigued by the Rabelos dessert wine, a port-style offering with a surprisingly dominant taste of coconut.
Other nice touches here include a Little Buds room, with toys for your little ones, and a warm welcome for pooches. (We spotted two well-behaved puppies bellied up to the tasting bar.)
A very impressive visit.
Reservations required for groups of 8 or more.
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