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Exploring Wineries Near the Shenandoah Valley

As we go through the autumn season, for our next winery exploration we have selected two interesting wineries nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside of Markham Virginia.

Exploring wineries near the Shenandoah Valley
Exploring wineries near the Shenandoah Valley
Our Saturday afternoon exploration will entail a visit to two wineries in Markham Virginia just outside the greater Washington, DC area.

Exploring two Wineries in Markham Virginia

Winding Road Cellars

We will start our Saturday afternoon at the Winding Road Cellars nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside of Markham, Virginia offering award-winning hand crafted Virginia wines.

The varietals planted at the vineyard include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Chambourcin.

The wine tasting includes a small plate of crackers and cheese, besides a variety of Amish cheeses, crackers, and oil and bread are available for purchase as small accompaniments with your wine.

Wine and food pairing at the winery
Wine and food pairing at the winery
We will explore their different wines and enjoy a glass or two in the beautiful surrounding.

Interesting Note: The winery owned by Linda and Scott Culver named their place not only after the winding road one takes to get there, but also for the path that life led them down, ending at Winding Road Cellars.

Chateau O'Brien At North Point

Chateau OBrien at Northpoint Winery and Vineyard began producing wine in 2005, and the wines embody the unique and enduring characteristics of the soil and climate of the mountainside terroir.

Grapes on the vine
Grapes on the vine
The vineyard grows red varietals which include Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo and a renowned Tannat. The white varietals include Albarino, Chardonnay, French Colombard, Pinot Grigio and Petit Manseng.

The winery offers light fare for purchase – which includes fresh cooked baguettes, ham and cheese croissants, fine Irish cheeses, cottage pies, grilled flat bread and locally made gourmet chocolates.


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Event Details

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Description: Exploring two wineries nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside of Markham Virginia.

Date/Time: Saturday November 16, 2019 12:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Admission: Free / Grapes & Grains members must RSVP

Tentative Schedule

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Winding Road Cellars
4289 Leeds Manor Rd Markham, Virginia 22643

Google Map for Winding Road Cellars

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Chateau O'Brien At North Point
3238 Rail Stop Road, Markham, VA 22643

Google Map for Chateau O'Brien



Keep in Mind: Many of our winery and brewery events are limited to smaller groups, as most of the good places prefer keeping it to smaller groups and neighborhoods communities.

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