Mid- March…  Events on the Loop!

Keeping you safe! Partners on the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop are taking extra precautions . Check-in directly with these businesses to learn about adjusted hours, curbside and delivery services.


The Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop – a convenient travel plan along country roads in the Northern Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

The loop includes recommended visits to numerous remote “treasures” including exceptional Virginia wineries, Whisky distilleries, breweries, eateries, unique lodging and other high interest features along the way!

Winery – Whisky – Brewery Events

Chester Gap Cellars

  • Bundle up with cozy blankets around our fire pits
  • 2017 Cab Franc is a 2020 Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Winner!
  • Hike a nature trail with a glass of wine
  • Pets and Picnic friendly

Gadino Cellars

  • 2nd Saturday specials + re-order discounts for Club Member
  • 2019 Gold Metal Special – visit and inquire!!!!

Wisteria Farm & Vineyard 

  • Open Thursday – Monday from 12 noon until 6 p.m.  Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Seasonal mulled wine by the fire available now!
  • March is Virginia Wine & Dine Month! 10% off purchases for 4 cans of non-perishable goods which will be donated to a local food bank
  • April 25 – Our Wine and Ewe  Shearing begins around 10:00 a.m. and usually continues until 12 p.m.
  • Live Music – May 3 – Sunday Interlude, 2 – 4 p.m with  Brent Gordon and Peter Fontanese

Cooper Fox Distillery – Open 7 days a week!

  • Offering whisky tours & tastings on Sunday’s from 1 – 5 pm.
  • Open Friday – Sunday until 8 pm…check out the new whisky bar and expanded outdoor seating!
  • Copper Fox Distillery is now open in Williamsburg – Go Visit!
  • March discounts on Copper Fox Original Single Malt and Original Rye

Desert Rose Winery

  • Open 7 days a week!!
  • New! LOVEworks sign at entrance!  Photo time!
  • St. Patty’s Day Pot O’ Gold Cheese Board, March 17 – 22
  • Wool Scarf Art class (and a glass) on March 21st and 22nd
  • Marriott Ranch Wine Dinner, March 28
  • Live music, April 4 with Ryan Jewel

Quièvremont Winery

  • Tasting Room hours of operation are 12 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; 12 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Check out the new look in their timber frame tasting room!

DuCard Vineyards

  • Live Music EVERY Saturday from 2-5 pm on the patio! Check here to view the band!
  • Shenandoah Seated Wine Flight Program – now offered throughout DuCard – a great way to elevate your wine experience!
  • 2020 Governor’s Cup WINNER – 2017 Petit Verdot and the 2017 C’est Trop
  • DuCard Wine Cruise!  A small ship cruise to Maine Coast and Canadian Harbors, all inclusive, with DuCard wine on board and lots of special group events.  October 2020, about 6 spaces still available.  Check in with the DuCard team for all the details.

Sharp Rock Vineyards

  • Open weekends – offering an on-site Bed and Breakfast too!
  • Are you a hiker…..Sharp Rock Vineyards is VERY close to the famous Old Rag!

Rappahannock Cellars and Dida’s DistilleryOpen 7 days a week!

  • Live music in the Barrel Room – Club Members room – find out more about their club!
  • Dida’s Distillery – now OPEN!!!!
  • Live Music, Wine, Vodka!!!
  • Games available outside, and beautiful views – picnic options!
  • Check out the NEW rooftop patio!

Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works

  • Open Thursday (4-7 pm) , Friday (3-7 pm) Saturday (3-7 pm) and Sunday (3-7 pm) in beautiful SPERRYVILLE….where so much is in walking distance!

River Hill Distillery

  • Open Friday and Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Hawksbill Brewing Company

  • Open Thursday, 4 -8pm, Friday & Saturday, 12-9 pm , Sunday 1-6 pm
  • Pop up Dinner Thursdays meals + various other days too!

Front Royal Brewing Company

The Valley Cork

  • Luray’s newest addition!  Wine bar and bottle shop with great menu items!  Temporary closed until April 2.
  • Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4 pm – 10 pm
  • Thursday night is bottle night – 10% off bottles in-house or to go!
  • Food menu – check this link

Moonshadows Restaurant

  • New to the Loop!  Offering dinner and weekend brunch
  • Open Thursday – Sunday
  • Restaurant Week specials – starting March 15!
  • See the menu here
  • Reservations requested – link to reserve

Blue Door Restaurant and Inn

  • Another fabulous restaurant and Inn has been added to the Loop!
  • Open Thursday – Sunday
  • See menu here

Whisky & Wine Dinners

Date night Specials at the Mimslyn Inn:

  • Date night Specials – Friday nights! Call the Mimslyn Inn for reservations and schedule.
  • Special Meals and Packages-Reservations Required

Other Area Events!

New to the Loop – the Inn at Little Washington 

  • Call 540-675-3800 for reservations!
  • New!  Tea in the Tavern every Sunday – call for reservations

Entertainment on the Loop

Griffin Tavern:

  • LIVE MUSIC every weekend!
  • Check their site for complete listing to include Brunch and Trivia night!

The Mimslyn Inn:

  • Wednesdays / Thursdays/ Fridays: Featured Artists

Skyland Lodge:

  • Check out and explore the Shenandoah National Park
  • Closed for the season (just the Lodge/Restaurant) – you can still HIKE!!!!

Other Special Events

Where to Stay! 

From Historic Mimslyn Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Cabin mountain getaways!