Head to Virginia's Loudoun County for These Virtual Wine Tastings
To fill the hours as we remain safely at home during the coronavirus pandemic, we've been looking for all the virtual tours we can find. Via our screens, we've wandered through Kentucky's horse farms (check out our video below). We've taken a digital spin through Southern botanical gardens. Guided by park rangers, we've eHiked our way through national parks.
Now, we think we deserve a glass of wine. That's why we were excited to learn of a host of wineries in Loudoun County—a region known for its wine in Northeastern Virginia—have launched virtual experiences for oenophiles to enjoy from afar. So grab your glass, and check out these stellar offerings:
Love rosé? You won't want to miss Bluemont Vineyard's virtual tasting on Facebook in celebration of their delectable new rosé lineup.
Tune in on Facebook Live for Stone Tower Winery's virtual happy hour on Thursdays. Bring your notebook and get ready to learn.
Bottoms up for the "DRINKWELL: Virtual Tasting Series,”their Facebook Live Virtual Blind Tastings. During the tastings, the Walshes invite guests on to talk about four blind wines they have selected.
Sip up the fun on Sundays with Lost Creek Winery's virtual tastings hosted via Zoom with their winemaker. Follow them on Instagram to learn more.
Sling back a glass or two of wine during Breaux Vineyards' virtual tastings via Facebook, hosted by their lead wine educator. Participants also have a chance to earn prizes and discounts on their wines.
Every Thursday, Greenhill Vineyards (best known for their Blanc de Blanc, a favorite of former First Lady Michelle Obama) will host "Between Two Barrels," a weekly Facebook Live virtual wine tasting.
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And lest we exclude the beer aficionados among us, here are two breweries to check out in Loudoun County: Crooked Run Brewing is hosting a contest to design a label for their upcoming IPA, Harmonic Convergence, with the winning label getting showcased on 100+ cases of the beer. And on Facebook Live on Thursdays at 7 p.m., you can participate in "Drink N Think Trivia" with Old Ox Brewery.
À votre santé! Until we all meet again, we're looking forward to getting into this Old Dominion State spirit from the comfort of our homes.