Looking for a desirable getaway from the city, VA wineries are always a good idea! I love wine and the countryside especially when its within my budget. Virginia is for "Lovers" but its getting a reputation for some of the best wineries on the East coast. Over the holiday weekend, I hit up the girls and made a day trip to wine country. I love to hit a few wineries in a day so starting out early is an absolute must! With just an hour outside of DC it was the perfect road trip. I made sure to pop in my top Beyonce tracks for some car dancing and throw on my free flowy dress because it gets extremely hot in the summertime.
First stop of the day was Pearmund Cellers. We opted for the tasting being it was our first visit to the winery. I must say I fell in love with the Red selection. ( My favorite was the Amertiage Reserve and the 2016 Petit Manseng) On top fo it all the grounds are full of beautiful greenery, its absolutely breathtaking!! After the tasting we purchased a bottle and camped out on the patio to take in the views.
Pearmund Cellers was packed with families, cute couples looking for an intimate getaway and girlfriends like us, celebrating life and the start of summer. With it being Memorial Day, Pearmund Cellers offered a variety of BBQ giving us that much needed cookout feel. I left with a better understanding of what wines paired well with BBQ. After we finished eating and touring we made out way just 10 mins down the road to The Winery at La Grange. This is what I LOVE most about VA wineries, many of them are located super close together making it easy for me to hit multiples in one day! Driving up to La Grange is beautiful, it gives you that "old southern plantation" feel.
So my first thought, this could be in a movie or better yet....I could see my wedding here! lol I have always dreamed of getting married at a vineyard. We walked into this home and it felt just like home. The staff greeted us with open arms and offered us a variety of tastings. We didn't have much time for a full tour but add La Grange to your list because the grounds are absolutely exquisite. They allow you to split the tastings into just white or red wines for only $9. You can also do both if you are feeling a little " frisky". I was truly prepared to drink all the wine but let's just say, two wineries was enough. We all left full, relaxed, and happy at how we kicked off the summer! I believe this was a great opportunity to catch up and enjoy much need girlfriend time. The next time you are looking for a quick escape from the city life or just need to celebrate in a new way, check out Pearmund Cellers and The winery at La Grange!!!!