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Exploring Boutique Wineries in Warrenton Virginia

Virginia has rapidly developed into a wine region in the last 25 years, and although the wine grown here has been continuously improving, changing weather patterns have a major role to play; but one of the best experience of visiting Virginia wineries is the scenic views and sharing the moment with friends and other wine lovers.

Exploring Boutique Wineries in Virginia
Exploring Boutique Wineries in Virginia
We continue our exploration of Virginia wine by visiting two boutique wineries in Warrenton, nestled in Virginia's picturesque Piedmont region where horses graze and wineries abound.

Boutique Wineries in Warrenton Virginia

Warrenton is a perfect day-trip destination about 50 miles west of Washington DC. We will explore two of its boutique wineries and then stop by a local cafe and bakery as we amble along Main Street’s brick sidewalks and 19th-century architecture.

Molon Lave Vineyards

We will start our day at the Molon Lave Vineyards, a family owned and operated farm winery located on fifty acres of pristine farmland. Estate grown grapes include Chardonnay, Riesling, Vidal, Chambourcin, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.

Molon Lave Vineyards tasting room
Molon Lave Vineyards tasting room
The winery gets its name from an ancient Greek phrase that dates back to the year 480 BC, at the Battle of Thermopylae. This epic battle took place between a few thousand Greek soldiers and thousands and thousands of invading forces, who greatly outnumbered the Greeks. When the leader of the invading forces asked the Greeks to surrender their weapons, King Leonidas, the leader of the 300 Spartans, simply responded with the phrase 'Molon Lave', which translated to "Come and Get Them".

Granite Heights Winery

Granite Heights received a GOLD in the 2018 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition for their Lomax Reserve 2012. The vineyard has planted Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Chardonnay, and just a few Vermentino.

Granite Heights Winery
Granite Heights Winery
The Winery offers a seated tasting for a small group and cured meats (e.g. salami) and cheeses and French bread in the tasting room.

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Getting to know Virginia wine and history

Exploring Warrenton Main Street

After our winery visits, we will explore Warrenton's Main Street and stop by a popular local cafe and meeting place to get some coffee before our drive home.

Warrenton Old Town
Warrenton Old Town
The Deja Brew Cafe is also a local music event venue that offers delicious pastries with coffee.

Warrenton Main Street in autumn
Warrenton Main Street in autumn
For those that would like to purchase some freshly baked bread, Great Harvest Bread Co., an independently owned franchise, offers whole-grain breads, hard-crusted loaves, scones, muffins, cookies and sandwiches and is a few blocks from the Deja Brew Cafe.

Black Bear Bistro & Brick Oven is a popular restaurant on Main Street which offers brick oven pizza, wings, burgers and vegan options.

Latitudes fair trade store
Latitudes fair trade store
A few blocks away is Latitudes, a fair trade store that offers unique handmade gifts by artisans from around the world, while supporting marginalized communities.

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Event Details

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Description: Exploring boutique wineries and the Main Street in Warrenton Virginia.

Date/Time: Saturday November 03, 2018 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Admission: Free / Grapes & Grains members must RSVP

Tentative Schedule

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Molon Lave Vineyards
10075 Lees Mill Road Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Google Map for Molon Lave Vineyards

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Granite Heights Winery
8141 Opal Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Google Map for Granite Heights Winery

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Deja Brew Cafe
22 Main St, Warrenton, VA 20186

Google Map for Deja Brew Cafe




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