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Our Guide to the Blue Ridge Wine Way

Head out on the Blue Ridge Wine Way! This Virginia wine trail is ideal for a quick weekend getaway from the D.C area, featuring 14 different wineries all pouring award-winning wines. Glen Gordon Manor is located in the heart of wine country, making it the perfect place to stay when you embark on your next wine adventure! Additionally, the Blue Ridge Wine Way’s Region A circles our property. Check out some of our favorite wineries from the region and book your room at our luxurious Virginia inn and restaurant today!

Your Wine Trail Route

The Blue Ridge Wine Way recommends three wine tour companies or you can simply explore your favorite wineries at your own leisure. To make your trip easy, we have laid out the perfect Blue Ridge Wine Way tour featuring our favorite wineries below. Cheers!

Map of Blue Ridge Wine Way

Rappahannock Cellars

Located just one mile up the road from the Manor, this winery has been operating in Virginia for 25 years. Rappahannock Cellars is a family-run winery that got its start in California before moving to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain area. They offer tastings daily and we recommend you try their award-winning Cabernet Franc!

Gadino Cellars

Gadino Cellars is another short drive from our Inn, located only 15 minutes away. Focusing on making small batches of wine from select areas in their vineyard, they are able to produce unique wines, specializing in Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their tasting room is open year-round Monday through Saturday.

Blue Ridge Wine Way Vineyard

Narmada Winery

Experience Virginia wine country and India all in one stop at Narmada Winery. Established in 2009, this vineyard focuses on minimal intervention and sustainable farming. While you’re there, enjoy a flight of five of their best wines or sample all fifteen!

Aspen Dale Winery

Aspen Dale Winery is located less than 25 minutes from Glen Gordon Manor and offers a charming rustic atmosphere while you sip on their elegant wines. Enjoy a glass while strolling through the historic 50-acre farm property or relaxing in their 200-year-old barn or gazebo. They offer tastings daily and have just released two new wines!

Wine Tasting on the Blue Ridge Wine Way

After you have completed your adventure on the Blue Ridge Wine Way, enjoy dinner at our award-winning Houndstooth Restaurant. We have just received the Wine Spectator award of Excellence for the third year in a row! Book your stay at Glen Gordon Manor today!

Top Virginia Wineries Near DC Worthy Of A Weekend Getaway!

Virginia is for wine lovers! And nothing says “getaway” like touring beautiful vineyards and relaxing with a fantastic glass of vino. Book your stay at Glen Gordon Manor and explore all the top Virginia wineries near Washington DC in our own backyard! Our Favorite Wineries Linden Vineyards Just a twelve-minute drive from the Manor, LindenContinue Reading

2015 Rappahannock Farm Tour and Festival

2015 Rappahannock Farm Tour and Festival

Come see the many local farms and businesses that are featured in the 2015 Rappahannock Farm Tour. September 26-27Continue Reading

Step Into Mystery

Do you like murder mysteries or wine, or both? Narmada Winery in beautiful Amissville, VA is planning a super fun evening where an interactive game of Clues will be played. One of the members of the group has been murdered and therefore it is up to the other guest to figure out who committed theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Glen Gordon Manor at the Castleton Festival

Chef Dayn Smith and Nancy Moon Smith moved to Virginia in 2006, and have been close friends with Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel ever since. As patrons of the arts and lovers of classical music and opera, they provided accommodations for singers and musicians during the first two years of the Castleton Festival. Over the pastContinue Reading

Vintner’s Dinner with Barboursville Winery

Preparations for our Winemaker’s Dinner on Friday, June 13, 2014 are in full swing. Chef Dayn Smith has crafted a brilliant menu which pairs perfectly with the award-winning wines of Barboursville Vineyards. Luca Paschina, the charismatic mastermind behind some of the best-known varietals that Virginia produces, will be presenting the pairings with each course. The poolside reception commences atContinue Reading

Think and Cook Like a Chef

June 8, 2014 Simple techniques for impressive results. Make your everyday meal five-star. Schedule • 1:00 pm Early Check-In • 2:00 to 5:00 pm In the Kitchen Hands on and/or demo. Students may enjoy a simple demonstration, with an explanation of the techniques used, or experience a full hands-on lesson, complete with a glass( orContinue Reading


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