10 Reasons to Choose the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop for Your Wedding
Get Back to the Natural.
There’s no competing with Mother Nature. Top your reception tables with just-gathered pine cones and other woodland treasures. Adorn your tables with farm market mini pumpkins and toast family and friends with local cider and specialty spirits. Marvel at the starry night skies and Milky Way – a wonderous spectacle for metropolitan guests. Take a stroll in the local parks or wander in the Shenandoah National Park among the giant trees and animals in their protected habitat.
What’s been your dream? Maybe a backdrop of Blue Ridge Mountain majesties? Romantic rustic hay barn? Lustrous vineyard views? How about a ring bearer who doubles as a goat? Or maybe soaring stalacpipe organ melodies played in a cavern cathedral? It’s all on the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop.
World Class Wine.
Virginia has caught the attention of wine pros around the world, with its diversity of grapes and elegant wines that echo the Old World. Have you ever tried a dry petit manseng? Or a single varietal petit verdot? Gift your guests a local bottle — — and pop the corks to celebrate in years to come.
Like Pacific Coast Highway in California or Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee, this curvalicious mountain drive ranks among the most scenic America has to offer. Experience the inspiring overlooks with their stunning vistas and romantic appeal. Book a limo or chauffeured mini bus (or several) and photo bomb your hearts out at the five best overlooks on the Drive.
On the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop, you won’t see any corporate logos or drink any one-taste-fits-all wines, beers or spirits. The artisan makers along the Loop are passionate, skilled crafters, continuing the arcadian traditions of the generations that came before. Meet the Makers here.
Dining: From Biscuits to Amuse-Bouche
Any mountain region worth its salt serves up a mean sausage gravy and BBQ. Yep, we’ve got that. Add to that an assortment of charcuterie boards with local cheese, white bean bisque with Iberico chorizo and paprika oil, Virginia tenderloin of bison, and mignardises to ease you into a second dessert. And maybe finish the evening with a Devil’s Candy cocktail at the Speakeasy? Yep, we’ve got all that, too.
Inns for Every Style
What’s your pleasure? Authentic timber-frame cabins for two with crackling wood fireplaces? Rustic lodge hideaways with cozy balconies overlooking peak sunsets? Intimate, five-diamond B&Bs in a sophisticated small town? A classic historic Inn with large sweeping staircases, spa service and chandeliers? It’s all here.
In the entire United States, there are only fifteen Michelin 3-star restaurants. One of these world-class gems, The Inn at Little Washington, is on the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop. Want to impress your guests? Boom.
Three distilleries and three remarkable craft breweries await your exploration. Whisky, brandy and vodka are among the locally distilled favorites. You may even hear the whispers of ancient mountain moonshiners as you make your way along.
Old Town Charm
Stroll through the historic old towns along the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop for pleasurable Boutique Shopping, arts, antiques, and eateries. Look for the seasonal celebrations and markets for an extra special American small-town experience.