Virginia probably has more historical sites than any other state on the east coast. From the American Revolution to the Civil War, to the birthplaces and homes of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Wilson. So why not combine a historic tour with a wine trail? Luckily the folks behind the General's Wine and History Trail have done all of the work for you. And this year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, so there is no better time than now to embark on this journey. Just visit one of the wineries on the list, pick up your passport (a guide and map of the trail), and begin your history lessons!
This wine trail is a little different than others. The participating wineries are not clustered along the same road. So you can break up your visits to the wineries by weekend. Make sure you pick up the passport at one of the wineries and get the passport stamped by each winery. Prizes are raffled to those who complete the trail.
The wineries participating in the General's Wine and History Trail (some of which have been spotlighted by the Virginia Wine Notebook):
Lost Creek Vineyards
Sunset Hills Vineyard
Swedenburg Estate Vineyard
Three Fox Vineyards
Fox Meadow Winery
Philip Carter Winery
The Winery at LaGrange
This is a great year to "wine about history" (as opposed to the "wining" we all did in 7th grade history class). For more information, visit their website.
The General's Wine and History Trail