Award Winning Wineries in Northern VA

Are you tired of going to the same old haunts with your friends?  Looking for something a little different and perhaps off the beaten track?  What about spending time exploring the wineries in Northern VA? If you haven’t given the idea much thought, may we recommend starting your winery tour with Blue Valley?

Haven’t heard of Blue Valley?  Not to worry, we’ll give you a little preview of what awaits you when you come out to see us.  Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we’re one of only a handful of family owned wineries in Northern VA and our winery offers a unique setting that you and your friends won’t soon forget.

We built our winery more than two decades ago when we purchased a portion of a larger estate that was once owned by John Marshall, who served as the Fourth Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, which gives Blue Valley a historical significance that other wineries in Northern VA can’t match, in addition to the incredible vistas the area has to offer.

Of course, our winery in Northern VA is more than just pretty scenery; what matters most are the wines themselves and ours have won more than twenty-four thousand awards and counting.  Here’s a quick overview of some of the fantastic wines you’ll have an opportunity to sample when you come spend the day with us:

2015 Remembrance

This wonderful vintage is made from a blend of estate grown Chambourcin (75%) combined with Vidal Blanc (25%) with 2.4% residual sugar.  It features opening flavors of blueberry, raspberry and a hint of oak. If served chilled, it will enhance the acidity and bring out hints of citrus and crab apple flavors.

2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society Competition
  • Best White – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – Fauquier County Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal – Governor’s Cup

A superbly balanced wine with hints of both melon and green apple.  Crisp and delightful!

2016 Tradition Red Blend

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society

This is a blend comprised of 85% Merlot and 15% Estate Cabernet Franc.  It features flavors of red and black cherry with notes of smooth oak and black pepper.  The contrast is delightful and is sure to please.

2018 Estate Viognier

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes Wine Competition

This is a bright, vibrant wine of medium intensity with the taste and fragrance of honeysuckle and rose petals and a mango finish.

2015 Celebration Red Blend

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – New York Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition

Our 2015 Celebration Red is a blend of 60.1% Merlot, 35% Cab Franc, and 4.9% Petit Verdot.  It is a very bright ruby red with crisp acidity. It’s medium bodied with a tannin structure, featuring flavors of plumb, violet and both red and black berries.

2014 Heritage

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition

A delightful blend composed of 67% Chardonnay, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Pinot Gris, and 5% Viognier, it will please your palate with its variety of citrus and orchard fruit flavors.

2015 Estate Cabernet Franc

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – Wine Enthusiast
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – New York Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – INDY International Wine Competition

A fruity wine with a hint of spice, this medium-bodied wine contains notes of cedar, spice, dark cherry and bright red fruit.

2014 Chardonnay

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

This wine has a medium body and presents notes of orchard fruit with aromas of butterscotch and French oak.

2016 Sangiovese

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Best Red – Fauquier Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – Great American International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition

This fresh and fruity red contains notes of raspberries, black cherry, plum and violet with a slight earthiness.  It’s a fantastic, medium-bodied wine you’re sure to love.

2014 Reserve Chardonnay

Awards:

  • Double Gold – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

This Chardonnay is wonderfully balanced and has been aged in stainless-steel and new French oak.  It presents nuances of green pear and green apple and will delight your palate.  

2018 Estate Chambourcin Rose

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society

With aromas of wet bluestone, red cherry and pomegranate and a candied fruit flavor, this rose is simply unforgettable.

2017 Memories

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

This is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier with 1.4% residual sugar.  It presents aromas of melon and honeysuckle and delights the palate with a sweet, crisp, well-rounded body.

2018 Estate Rose

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – San Francisco Wine Competition

Our 2018 Estate Rose presents with aromas of pomegranate, white pepper and watermelon.  It is a veritable carnival of flavors and sure to please.

Are you a music fan?  If so, you should know that we host a variety of musical acts on a regular basis, so if you’re interested in enjoying some great music with your wine, be sure to check out our event calendar before scheduling your trip to see us.

Also note that if you’re planning a wedding, reception, holiday gala, corporate retreat or other exclusive event, we have carefully developed a number of unforgettable event spaces of various sizes and décor schemes that might be perfect for you.

Our venue spaces range from the small, intimate and rustic, to the modern and expansive, so whatever your tastes and preferences are and whatever type of event you’re planning, we’ve got something that’s perfect for you.  Blue Valley is one of the best wineries in Northern VA, and will provide a perfect setting for your big event. Here’s a quick overview of the spaces we have available:

  • The Heritage Room (Capacity: 60) – A beautifully appointed room with an understated aesthetic that’s perfect for medium-sized gatherings.
  • The Traditions Room (Capacity: 80) – Slightly larger than the Heritage, the Traditions room is delightfully appointed and features terrace access that allows your guests outdoor access, weather permitting.
  • The Barrel Room (Capacity: 120) – One of two rustic venues, this space offers unforgettable ambience your guests are sure to love.
  • The Cave (Capacity: 40) – Our smallest, most intimate and most rustic space.  While it’s only capable of accommodating up to 40 guests, it offers a magical aesthetic that transports you and your guests to another time and place.  Some of our most memorable gatherings have been hosted here.
  • The Loft (Capacity: 120) – This space overlooks our Celebrations Room and is often booked in conjunction with the Celebrations Room for particularly large events.
  • The Celebrations Room (Capacity: 200+) – Our largest space and our main wine tasting room when not booked for other purposes.
  • And the Bridal Suite, for brides to be who want a winery wedding and need a place to escape and unwind before the big event!

Come for the wine tasting, music and wholesome, delicious food, but stay for a behind the scenes tour and a chance to tour our venue spaces for yourself.  For your convenience, you’ll find our hours of operation below:

Peak Season – April through November

  • Monday through Thursday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday through Sunday:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Off-Season – December through March

  • Monday through Thursday:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday through Sunday:  11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Note that while we are open most holidays, we are closed on both Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Give us a call if you have any questions prior to scheduling your trip, and we can’t wait to spend the day with you.

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Terry Kaye

Terry Kaye is Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery’s exclusive events planner and consultant. Terry Kaye Events is a full-service event design, styling and planning boutique specializing in Vineyard weddings, social occasions, and corporate affairs in and around Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. From intimate gatherings to the most lavish of events, TKE will manage every aspect of your party with creativity, elegance, and grace.

Terry Kaye, Owner and Lead Event Consultant, has been in the event planning sector since 2000 and has over 18 years of hands-on industry experience. Previous employers include Marriott, Aramark and private planning firms. Her attention to detail, creative vision, and undeniable style guarantees a flawless execution of every event she plans.
Terry resides in the heart of Fauquier County with her husband, three boys and their dog named Sunny.

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