There are many perks to living in an Van Metre Homes home, but one of the best benefits is the proximity to Virginia wine country! Loudoun County offers some of the best vineyards not only in Virginia, but also on the East Coast. Located just a short drive from Washington, DC, and less than 20 minutes from Charles Town, West Virginia, are 4 Virginia vineyards you need to visit! Notaviva Vineyards Notaviva is best known for their concept of pairing wine with music. Each of their delicious wines has their own playlist, and visitors are treated to an exciting blend of wine and tunes. They offer several special events, including comedy shows over Valentine’s Day weekend, and are even hosting a river cruise in France in November of 2016! They are also conveniently located less than 15 minutes from The Chase! Visit Notaviva for a fun day with a group of friends and have a truly unique experience. Hillsborough Vineyards With land and buildings that have been around since the Civil War, Hillsborough is one of the most established vineyards on the East Coast. Try their white merlot with a cheese platter while gazing out over the Shenandoah Mountains, or walk around their stone tasting room that was built in the 1850’s. For the serious wine lovers, you can join their Wine Club and receive exclusive benefits and discounts. Doukenie Winery Voted “Favorite Tasting Room in Virginia” for the past three years by the Official Virginia Wine Lovers Visitor’s Choice Award, Doukenie Winery offers everything you could want at a winery. Grab a friend and come for a wine tasting and tour, or book them for a large event, such as a wedding reception! Check out their Saturday Soup and Sounds events in February, where they offer wine and soup pairings along with live music. Doukenie is just a short half hour drive from The Springs! Sunset Hills Vineyard What do sunsets, solar panels, and great wine have in common? Sunset Hills Vineyard uses energy from solar panels to extract juice from their grapes in order to produce amazing wine. They are one of the most sustainable wineries in Virginia, and the wine is second to none. Plan a visit to see how they’re using solar energy, taste some delicious wines, and even enjoy live music on the weekends! Make the drive up from Arcadia Run to witness a spectacular sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. For more information about Van Metre Homes homes near Virginia wine country, contact us today.