Fredericksburg, VA is a Winery Hub
Exploring the Wineries in Fredericksburg, VA
You can claim every town has a restaurant, but you can never assume every city has a winery. Meaning, Fredericksburg is one of the few towns with wineries in Virginia and across the country. So, if you love wine tours, the choices of incredible places to include in your itinerary are endless. Some of the top-rated ones include but are not limited to the following. Learn more here.
If wine is your preference, finish your Fredericksburg Virginia day trip with a stop at Hartwood Winery, about half an hour north of town. One of the earliest wineries in the region, Hartwood opened in 1989 and has been producing Virginia wines ever since. Enjoy a tasting indoors or grab a spot on the outdoor deck and lawn. Learn more about Fredericksburg, VA is a Festive Town.
A Smith Bowman Distillery
Just 2 miles south of the Visitor Center, A Smith Bowman Distillers welcomes guests to taste, tour, and purchase their quality Virginia spirits. Join a one-hour tour covering the history and process of distilling, including a trip upstairs to see “Mary,” Bowman’s 2000 gallon still. Today, Sunset Hills Gin and Fairfax County Bourbon pay tribute to those roots. Be sure to try the creamy, smooth Caramel Bourbon Cream; you may be tempted, like us, to bring a bottle home for sipping.