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Willowcroft Farm Vineyards

Address: 38906 Mount Gilead Road, Leesburg, VA
Phone Number: 703-777-8161
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Ranked #26 of 75 things to do in Leesburg
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: A winery where people can do wine-tasting and even volunteer with the harvest - a real hands-on...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A winery where people can do wine-tasting and even volunteer with the harvest - a real hands-on learning experience.
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Denton, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I took a group of friends and co-workers on a misty Saturday morning. Lew had arranged for a fellow local winemaker to give us a tour, and the tasting pouring a were generous enough to get sense of the wines. We brought food and picnicked outside with recent purchases, making a sweet start to a tasting day.

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McLean, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Knowledgeable staff guided us through a tasting in a wonderful rustic old barn. Impressed by wines, staff and atmosphere. This is definitely a rural location and the views are worth the trip. A great place to picnic and to take photos. We will return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I went to Willowcroft with high expectations, considering this is the oldest vineyard in Northern VA. The view was beautiful and we were looking forward to enjoying a glass of wine outside on a picnic table. Unfortunately, that did not happen. We walked into the tasting room and right up to the bar, there was plenty of... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of our favorites! Enjoyed the tasting in a rustic barn but some of the wines one the website are only available to club members. Enjoyed the thorough explanation of the wines. Great variety of dry, sweet and dessert. Spectacular views with private outdoor seating. Oldest vineyard in Loudon county. Definitely recommend.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Pros: Historic Winery, Friendly Staff, Good Range of Wines, Nice Area, Winery Events, Chocolate Pairing Cons: Small, Average Wines, Cramped Atmosphere History: "The vineyards at Willowcroft date back to the early part of the modern viticulture era of Virginia." I was told during my tasting that this is the oldest winery in Louden County and possibly the sixth oldest in... More 

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Onset, Massachusetts
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this little gem yesterday, tucked away in the mountains. We enjoyed a very generous 7-wine tasting and the atmosphere. With all the snow on the ground, we couldn't enjoy the outdoor seating, but we'll go back to see it in nice weather. They have a great view of the valley below!

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Middleburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

When our garden club wanted to learn more about growing and harvesting grapes, Lew Parker of Willowcroft Farm Vineyard was the man to contact. This is the oldest vineyard in Loudoun County, started by Lew in the beginning of the 1980's. We spent time among the grapes, hearing the history of Willowcroft and the importance of sighting the vineyard, then... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Willowcroft is one of the older Virginia wineries and it shows. The wine is not extreme in flavor (as some) but smooth and delicate. The maturity is obvious. Willowcroft is a great rustic setting with a spectacular garden view. We've taken visitors to Willowcroft several times but visits in hunting season were marred by sudden and loud bangs. Unexpected and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

First off, there were stink bugs everywhere. I know that's not entirely there fault because it's located in a barn, but it was INSANE how many there were. Very unappealing. As for the wine... it was overly tannic, very one-note, either overly sweetened (whites) or watered down (reds). The only good thing about going to this winery was that we... More 

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Strasburg, Virginia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I used a Groupon to visit this winery. We were surprised how far off the beaten path it lays. We had a tasting and chose a glass from the samples. A plate of cheese came with our Groupon and we sat and chatted while enjoying our wine. There was one other group; a large family and no room for any... More 

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