Make Mine Prince William Wine

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA

Virginia is full of rich history.  It is famous for presidential mansions and battlefields, but not many people are aware of it’s vibrant Wine Country.  California, Washington, and Oregon are the states that come to mind when people think of US wines.  While not at the top of the list, Virginia is making it’s way into the wine industry and actually getting some recognition.
The Manor House at La Grange

One of my favorite places to go wine tasting and to enjoy a relaxing afternoon is the Winery at La Grange, located in Haymarket, VA.  Currently the one and only operating winery in Prince William County, this beautiful and historical place should be on your list of things to do. 

Approximately 40 miles outside of Washington DC
, this Northern Virginia winery offers one of the most picturesque settings.  Driving down Antioch Road, you happen upon this beautiful 1790’s colonial, that was once a farmhouse. Lovingly restored, the Manor house hosts the wine tasting room.  In addition, there are several intimate rooms for enjoying a bottle of wine and snacks (bring your own or purchase some there). 

Some of the rooms have fireplaces, while the cozy, stone basement is a treat of it’s own.  You can also enjoy your wine on the sun porch with views of the 100 year old boxwoods that create a path to the Barrel Room.

When the weather is nice, there are many private spots to enjoy a beautiful day and tasty glass of wine.  For those slightly cooler days, La Grange has patio heaters to take off the chill.


The Barrel RoomBoxwoods at La Grange  Views at La Grange

Enjoying a beautiful day at La Grange

I sound like an advertisement, but I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy the Winery at La Grange.  They offer such a beautiful place to relax and their wine is fabulous, too.  If you live in Western Prince William County, this is a treasure in your own backyard to enjoy.  And if you live in Northern Virginia, hop on I-66 to Haymarket and you too can experience a great part of the Virginia Wine Country.

I say, “make mine Virginia wine”!

 

 

Comments (8)

Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
I've never been there, but you certainly make it sound very appealing   Karen
Feb 17, 2008 10:35 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
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Chelle, great information here. It looks like I need to get up to Virginia sometime soon.
Feb 17, 2008 11:09 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN
Wow! These photos are really nice. I will have to see if they sell any of this wines here in Atlanta. The Merlot and the Meritage sound nice.
Feb 17, 2008 01:49 PM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager

Karen- You have to go, it will be well worth the trip!

Danny-Virginia really does have some great wineries in very neat settings, come on up!

Rich-the Meritage is my favorite, especially their Reserve Meritage. 

Feb 18, 2008 02:31 AM
Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate
I love Virginia Wine and have hit about 1/2 of the wineries in VA.  Haven't been up your way yet but definitely plan to go up there this summer!
Feb 18, 2008 05:55 AM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager
Tina-Half the wineries in VA...you have been busy!  We have a lot of great wineries within an hour of DC.
Feb 19, 2008 04:44 AM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
Chelle, we do have some great wineries in Virginia and stopped in at Prince Michael on the way home from Vienna this afternoon. Great post.
Feb 21, 2008 02:42 PM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager
Debbie-I like Prince Michel too!  You can make a few stops along Rt. 29 for wine.  Thanks for reading my post.
Feb 22, 2008 01:30 AM