The Winery at La Grange

The Winery at La GrangeAt the beginning of the summer, G and I took a trip to Washington DC. We stayed in Virginia and one evening took the trek over to The Winery at La Grange, a cute local winery. The fun thing about visiting the East Coast is that every place has a lot of history behind it. This land was originally part of Bull Run Tract in the 1600s. It was owned by Robert “King” Carter, a successful businessman who became one of the wealthiest men in the colonies. The land was later renamed La Grange. The manor house where tastings are held was built around 1790 and remodeled in 1937 before being restored.

The Winery at La GrangeThere were several wineries in the area in the 1800s and early 1900s but when The Winery at La Grange opened in 2006, it was the only winery in the county. They make several different kinds of wine but when we went we had their rosé wine, made primarily with grapes from their Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The rosé was really nice and perfect for a summer evening but the best part of the winery was the location. We originally sat on the patio (loved their wine barrel tables) before moving outside.

The Winery at La Grange

The Winery at La GrangeThe Winery at La Grange is located at the bottom of the Bull Run Mountain foothills. Everything was nice and green and I loved all of the trees on the property.

The Winery at La GrangeThis is definitely a nice place to lounge around while you drink wine. In addition to the patio seating, you can sit inside the manor, outside at picnic tables, or by a fire pit. It was a lot of fun just walking around the property and seeing everything.

The Winery at La GrangeThe manor was really cute and definitely a nice change from the buildings in Phoenix. It is also apparently haunted (!) but we didn’t have any supernatural experiences while we were there.

The Winery at La Grange

The Winery at La GrangeWe had a lot of fun at The Winery at La Grange and I would definitely recommend visiting it if you have the chance. The rosé was perfect for a summer evening and I loved wandering around the property. It’s fun to be able to experience a place rich with history in such a modern way.

-Molly

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