*Don't follow GPS for this winery; see Driving Directions.*
In a state where modern wines have only been produced since the mid 1970's, Willowcroft is a grande dame in Virginia wine, where owner/winemaker Lew Parker has been creating award-winning wines since the early '80s.
Even more impressive is the venue: the winery is housed in a pre-Civil War horse barn, where stall doors line the walkway to the rustic tasting room. About a dozen people can belly up to the wood bar in the romantic room.
Interesting wines have included the increasingly popular Albarino, a Cabernet Blanc, a Petit Verdot, and the Riesling Muscat-Ottonel. On the grounds, picnic tables are positioned to take in the distant Blue Ridge views.
Home winemaking classes are offered here a couple of times a year, if you find yourself inspired.
Reservations required for groups of 6 or more. Children are welcome, but note that this may not be the best place for them, as there's a steep drop-off at the edge of the picnic area.
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