Frequently, organized wine trails host special events along their trails. Both Maryland and Virginia offer wine trails with events and activities. Watch for fall and holiday events.
The various terroirs in Maryland and Virginia offer wine enthusiasts the opportunity to taste many of the traditional grape varietals to discover the affect that soil and climate can make on wine as well as the influence of the winemaker. In addition, you may just discover new varietals you haven’t tried before. It’s part of what makes the wine world so exciting.
Maryland offers wine enthusiasts several wine trails that include Chesapeake Wine Trail, Frederick Wine Trail, Patuxent Wine Trail, Piedmont Wine Trail and the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail. More information for the Maryland wine trails can be found on the Maryland Wines website.
Virginia Wine Trails include the Bedford County Wine Trail, Blue Ridge Wine Way, Botetourt County Wine Trail, Eastern Shore Wine Trail, Fauquier County Wine Trail, Heart of Virginia Wine Trail, Loudoun Wine Trail, Monticello Wine Trail, Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, Blue Ridge Wine Trail and General’s Wine and History Trail. To find more information about these Virginia wine trails visit the Virginia Wine website.
(Check out Regional Wine Week hosted by the Drink Local Wine website.)