The details: Tasting Fees vary; dog-friendly; visit Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 11am-6pm and Fri 11am-8pm; 92mi from DC
A visit to Early Mountain Vineyards, owned by AOL founders Jean and Steve Case, is kind of like a one stop shop for Virginia wine. That’s because in addition to pouring its own fine wines, Early Mountain offers tastes of the best wines from other wineries throughout the state. Tastings are organized into creative flights of 2oz pours. Early Mountain can also serve as a place to refuel during a wine tour because of its expansive food menu. Pork sliders, anyone? Time your visit with live music, or a movie projected on a giant screen under the stars.