Favorite MD & VA Wineries + FF Link-Up!


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Happy Wednesday friends! Are you guys prepping for Thanksgiving tomorrow? We are just doing a small Thanksgiving this year with my parents which will be nice and low-key. 

Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite local wineries since that has been the bulk of our activities this year. There are SO many between Maryland and Virginia but I tried to narrow it down to my top 5 that are within an hour or so from DC. There are tons in lower VA that could be a whole separate post. I tried to stick with those that could be a quick little trip if you're staying in DC!

1.) Windridge Vineyards (Darnestown, MD) - this is the one we have frequented most because it's only 20 minutes from our house and I LOVE the wine! The ambience is nice and we always sit at the Adirondack chairs. You cant go wrong with any of their red wines.

2.) Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane, VA) - this was the first winery we visited when we lived in Virginia and the best part is it's very dog friendly! They have great wine and their sangria is even better. They also always have some great live music (pre-COVID). 

3.) Black Ankle Vineyards (Mount Airy, MD) - we love the outdoor seating options between their patio/courtyard/lawn seating. The winery itself is also adorable. This vineyard has a great white wine selection!

4.) Stone Tower Winery (Leesburg, VA) - this is definitely one of the more upscale wineries of the bunch and I think is often a wedding venue! The views are gorgeous and it definitely feels like more of an experience. They also have great food!

5.) Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont, VA) - while the wine here is not my absolute favorite, the views are probably the best of the bunch! It's perfectly positioned at the hilltop overlooking the vineyards and rolling hills. It's pretty breathtaking.

I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving. I'll have to keep this post in mind once we begin traveling again. I love a good winery especially if we are have time to explore outside of a big city.

  2. These photos are so cute, Kelly! You look so relaxed and happy! Thanks for sharing your favorite vineyards. Hopefully, one day I will get to travel that way again! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. Next year, we're coming to do a trip to all these wineries!! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  4. Local wine and beautiful views - yes please! I keep talking about taking a trip back to DC, so this is amazing <3

    Green Fashionista

  5. Thank you so much for sharing it! My friends live in Maryland and I will definitely check those wineries out because I am a big wine lover. You look adorable as always! Than you very much for featuring me in your post. I really appreciate it!
    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. I love wineries!! Fun post:) Happy Thanksgiving! xx

  7. Oh, that looks fun! We have several wineries here in Southern California, too! Lovely photos!

    xx Darlene

  8. What a cosy coat! it's so nice you are able to explore and visit some wineries even if you have to layer up a bit for autumn! :)

    Thanks for the link up :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

  9. This so makes me wish I could travel! Love it!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  10. I'll have to share these with my brother!

  11. You can't go wrong with a physically distant visit to a local winery! Your coat is lovely too!

    I hope you are having a great week!



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  12. Love your sunglasses! These wineries sound great. I just turned 21 and I can't wait to visit a winery!

    Miles of smiles,

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