Potomac Point is the new face of winery-as-destination in Virginia, featuring a well-planned Tasting Room dominated by a 4-sided tasting bar (with a crew of busy attendants and dozens of thirsty patrons), and a relaxed, inviting Bistro serving tapas, soups, salads, paninis, and an entree of the day Wednesday through Sunday, plus Sunday brunch.
Guests choose from cozy patios and sunlit courtyards for sitting, sipping, and taking in the rolling hills view. Inside, the D’vine Lounge is a relaxed spot with sofas, a fireplace, and tables for playing board games or enjoying a Bistro lunch.
The winery has been voted 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.
Other nice touches here include a Little Buds room, with toys for your little ones, and a warm welcome for pooches.
This is one well-oiled entertainment machine.
Potomac Point has put together an eclectic variety of bottlings, including the popular Chianti-style Abbinato, and La Belle Vie, an award-winning white table wine. I was intrigued by the Rabelos dessert wine, a port-style offering which had, to me, a pleasing taste of coconut.
Grown on-site are Viognier, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Petit Manseng.
Reservations required for groups of 8 or more. No outside food, except in picnic pavilion and grounds (picnic pavilion may be rented for private use).
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