4 Best Wine Tours Around DC
Photo courtesy of DiVine Wine Tours.
Not all tour operators are warmly welcomed to bustling vineyards. But pick one that wineries like to work with, like the ones below, and you could get perks like extra payouts, behind-the-scenes insights, and owner talks.
Renee and Don Ventrice run custom high-energy tours with Loudoun County pickup and drop-off. The experienced duo visits up to three wineries in six hours aboard a 13-seater Mercedes Sprinter van equipped with outlets for charging phones. Free ice water and photos of the tour included. Up to five guests, $600; $125 per person for 6 to 13 people (plus tasting fees).
Amy and Luke Denton run all-inclusive private tours in Loudoun, Fauquier and Prince William counties for groups of all sizes. Tours average $200 per person, including tasting fees, lunch, bottled water, and photos.
Public or private wine tours begin and end at the Washington Convention Center and visit two wineries. (Private groups can customize the itinerary.) Price includes tasting fees, water, and snacks. $140 per person for public tours; $160 for private (minimum 12 guests).
Dederick Brooks’ company, based in Front Royal, offers three to six hour private tours for up to six people in a Cadillac or Escalade sedan. If you visit wineries within 20 miles of Front Royal, the average cost is $125 per person; outside of that area it’s $150. Tasting fees are extra; water is included.
This article appears in the October 2022 question from the Washingtonian.