Want to go to a winery but don’t feel like driving all the way out to Middleburg? Then check out The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville which just opened a couple of weeks ago (it’s already the end of June, yikes). Set on a working farm vineyard, the winery provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of DC. The tasting room is spacious and accommodating, while the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The friendly staff can tell you all about their wines during a tasting ($12). You can also purchase chilled wines to enjoy inside or outside on the porch and is great after being stuck in an office all day. They also serve cheese, crackers, and other sundries.
To the wines -> the tasting menu includes 9 different wines: 4 reds, a red dessert, and 4 whites. I found the whites better than the reds, although the dessert wine (the 2010 Fort – a port style wine) was great, especially paired with chocolate. The Viognier was arguably the best – “a delightful floral nose with aromas of honeysuckle and lychee with refreshing grapefruit, apricot, and peach flavors.” Check it out sometime and see for yourself.
The Winery at Bull Run
15950 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA 20120