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Romantic Virginia Wineries with Lodging

For a truly romantic wine country getaway, stay at one of these 5 Charlottesville-area vineyards in Central Virginia. [...]

Primland Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Visit the beautiful Primland mountain resort. This mountain resort is a lovely woodland retreat for an escape back to nature [...]

Vineyard Horse Tours

Virginia tours on horseback are a beautiful way to experience a vineyard, cidery, park or brewery. Experience Virginia Wine Country [...]

The Omni Homestead Resort

Known as America's first resort, The Omni Homestead Resort is a recreational paradise for visitors in the heart of the [...]

Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg

Salamander Resort & Spa, an equestrian paradise in Middleburg, will give you a taste of what it's like to live [...]

Biking the “Tour de Vine”

Professional cyclist Ben King shares his favorite routes in Virginia's wine country and what to consider when Biking the "Tour [...]

Southern Hospitality in Wine Country

Situated in rural Central Virginia, The Inn at Willow Grove is a place where history and luxury come together to [...]

Luxury Reimagined at Keswick Hall

Keswick Hall has been synonymous with luxury since it was built in 1912. Read on to explore the newly renovated [...]

Primland Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Visit the beautiful Primland mountain resort. This mountain resort is a lovely woodland retreat for an escape back to nature [...]

Vineyard Horse Tours

Virginia tours on horseback are a beautiful way to experience a vineyard, cidery, park or brewery. Experience Virginia Wine Country [...]

The Omni Homestead Resort

Known as America's first resort, The Omni Homestead Resort is a recreational paradise for visitors in the heart of the [...]

Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg

Salamander Resort & Spa, an equestrian paradise in Middleburg, will give you a taste of what it's like to live [...]

Biking the “Tour de Vine”

Professional cyclist Ben King shares his favorite routes in Virginia's wine country and what to consider when Biking the "Tour [...]

Southern Hospitality in Wine Country

Situated in rural Central Virginia, The Inn at Willow Grove is a place where history and luxury come together to [...]

Luxury Reimagined at Keswick Hall

Keswick Hall has been synonymous with luxury since it was built in 1912. Read on to explore the newly renovated [...]

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Nestled in the charming town of Middleburg, the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant deftly blends old-world elegance with modern-day luxuries. [...]

Enjoy an insider’s guide to Virginia’s best 5-star resorts, charming country inns, farm-to-table restaurants and unique ways to experience Virginia wine country and beyond. From planning a romantic weekend at a cozy vineyard bed & breakfast to a getaway full of pampering at a luxurious spa resort, you’ll find an abundance of choices with Wine & Country Life. For those with a bit of wanderlust, discover more gorgeous destinations across America, throughout Europe and beyond.

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Travel to St. Moritz

Travel abroad to beautiful St. Moritz, a winter paradise in the Swiss Alps, for luxury sports, recreation and historic tourism. [...]

The Beauty of Lavender from Provence

From Provence to Virginia, A Guide to Growing Lavender in the Virginia Garden from preparing soil, pruning and planting tips. [...]

Going West

Explore the beauty and wildness of Moab, Utah with our tips on where to stay and what to do on [...]

The Beauty of Lavender from Provence

From Provence to Virginia, A Guide to Growing Lavender in the Virginia Garden from preparing soil, pruning and planting tips. [...]

Going West

Explore the beauty and wildness of Moab, Utah with our tips on where to stay and what to do on [...]

Enjoy an insider’s guide to Virginia’s best 5-star resorts, charming country inns, farm-to-table restaurants and unique ways to experience Virginia wine country and beyond. From planning a romantic weekend at a cozy vineyard bed & breakfast to a getaway full of pampering at a luxurious spa resort, you’ll find an abundance of choices with Wine & Country Life. For those with a bit of wanderlust, discover more gorgeous destinations across America, throughout Europe and beyond.

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Top Picnic & Tailgating Tips

Decorating Your Steeplechase Tailgate

Get inspired to start Decorating Your Steeplechase Tailgate with these tips and inspiration on equestrian themes, fox motifs and more! [...]

Easy Tailgate Dish Ideas

Our Easy Tailgate Dish Ideas will inspire your next spread for an equestrian event. Find Virginia wine suggestions and more [...]

Virginia Steeplechase & Tailgate Bar Ideas

Be inspired with these Virginia Steeplechase & Tailgating Bar Ideas as you plan your next equestrian event. [...]

Top Tailgating Tips

Take your tailgate to the next level, as you combine a love of the outdoors with entertaining. Whether planning a vineyard picnic or hosting family and friends at one of the local steeplechase races, you’ll find inspiration on recipes, drink pairings, themed décor, barware, games and more to help you create a luxury experience.

WINE COUNTRY TASTING ROOMS

Gold Medal Wines of the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Cup

A comprehensive list of the Virginia Wineries and their wines that won gold medals in the 2024 Governor's Cup Competition. [...]

News Bits: American Single Malt Officially Recognized

Discover the top wine & food news from Virginia in 2023. American Single Malt Whiskey is now recognized as an [...]

News Bits: Common Wealth Crush Opens in Waynesboro

Discover the top wine & food news from Virginia in 2023. Common Wealth Crush Co has opened its tasting room [...]

New tasting rooms in Virginia’s wine country are opening up every season, where guests can taste and savor the local harvest. In them, you’ll find artisans producing exciting new wines, craft beers, ciders, spirits and cocktails for every palette, along with experts sharing insight about flavor profiles and exquisite pairing suggestions. 

Our Events & Festivals Calendar will keep you up-to-date on all of the ways you can enjoy the best of Virginia’s culinary offerings.

VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY Events & Festivals

In our curated calendar, discover exquisite food and wine festivals, art exhibits, theatre performances, wine dinners, historical tours, cooking classes, concerts, book talks, equestrian events and more.

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VIRGINIA EQUESTRIAN & SPORTING LIFE

Our region is well known for its equestrian traditions of polo matches, horse shows, foxhunts and steeplechase race events—all of which also offer great opportunities for tailgating. In addition to riding horseback through vineyards, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking the Blue Ridge Mountain trails, fishing the beautiful rivers and lakes, and biking the scenic roadways, along with many other sporting adventures.

Equestrian Artist Martha Strawther

Meet equestrian artist Martha Strawther. In addition to her love of horses and talent for painting, Strawther is the Executive [...]

The Montpelier Races

Tips from locals on how to enjoy a day at the Montpelier Races. What to wear to what to pack! [...]

Elena Wittman, Milliner

Go behind the scenes of steeplechase hats with Virginia hatmaker Elena Wittman. Wittman, a Virginia milliner, makes gorgeous hats to [...]

Sunday Polo at King Family Vineyards

A guide to the game of polo and polo etiquette for a match day. Visit King Family Vineyards' Roseland Polo [...]

Biking the “Tour de Vine”

Professional cyclist Ben King shares his favorite routes in Virginia's wine country and what to consider when Biking the "Tour [...]

Design Tips for a Luxury Horse Barn

B&D Builders shares professional tips and advice on Things to Consider When Building a Horse Barn in Virginia horse country. [...]

The International Gold Cup Races

Explore the exciting world of the International Gold Cup Horse Races while learning about the sport's history. [...]

Northern Virginia Polo

The Virginia United Polo League and professional player Nacho Figueras bring the prestigious sport of polo to Northern Virginia. [...]

The Montpelier Races

Tips from locals on how to enjoy a day at the Montpelier Races. What to wear to what to pack! [...]

Elena Wittman, Milliner

Go behind the scenes of steeplechase hats with Virginia hatmaker Elena Wittman. Wittman, a Virginia milliner, makes gorgeous hats to [...]

Sunday Polo at King Family Vineyards

A guide to the game of polo and polo etiquette for a match day. Visit King Family Vineyards' Roseland Polo [...]

Biking the “Tour de Vine”

Professional cyclist Ben King shares his favorite routes in Virginia's wine country and what to consider when Biking the "Tour [...]

Design Tips for a Luxury Horse Barn

B&D Builders shares professional tips and advice on Things to Consider When Building a Horse Barn in Virginia horse country. [...]

The International Gold Cup Races

Explore the exciting world of the International Gold Cup Horse Races while learning about the sport's history. [...]

Northern Virginia Polo

The Virginia United Polo League and professional player Nacho Figueras bring the prestigious sport of polo to Northern Virginia. [...]

On Virginia Waters

No matter the season, there are always fish to be had while fishing on Virginia waters. Learn how this avid [...]

Experiences in the Wine & Country Shop

In our curated calendar, discover exquisite food and wine festivals, art exhibits, theatre performances, wine dinners, historical tours, cooking classes, concerts, book talks, equestrian events and more.

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