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Top Wine Festivals in Virginia You Can’t Miss

The Shenandoah Valley is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, but your getaway will be especially memorable when you plan your stay during one of Virginia’s popular festivals featuring harness racing, fall color, jazz, and of course wine! Glen Gordon Manor makes a wonderful home base to enjoy all of our favorite festivals and everything else that Virginia’s wine country has to offer. Our luxurious rooms and suites are warm, comfortable, and wonderfully romantic. With the refreshing outdoor pool and delightful breakfast each day, you’ll love staying at our country bed and breakfast inn. Read on to learn about our favorite upcoming events and book your festive stay in VA today!

Virginia Wine Country Room

Belle Grove Wine Fest

Saturday, August 26th, 2018  | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pick up your souvenir glass, and get ready to taste wines from North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Hunt’s Vineyard, Chateau O’Brien, Mountain View Vineyard and Third Hill at De Mello Vineyards. If you need a break from the wine, try some samples from Cobbler Mountain Cider, Maidstone Meadery, Winchester Ciderworks, Backroom Brewery and Copper Fox Distillery. Listen to the awesome tunes, watch cooking demonstrations, or peruse the arts and crafts vendors for that special keepsake. If you get hungry, there will be food available for purchase; try some mouth watering BBQ or other delectable delights from local restaurants. Tickets are just $25 at the gate.

Couple Enjoying a Picnic in Virginia's Wine Country

Wine and Trotter Festival

Date and Time TBA, Races are every Saturday September 15th – October 14th, 2018
Come out to the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds to drink some wine and watch the ponies! Sit back and relax as you taste wines from several of the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail wineries and watch the harness races featuring horses from all over the country. This is truly a special event that shouldn’t be missed. And if you like horses, you’ll love staying at Glen Gordon Manor where you can visit the neighboring horses, go for a horseback ride, or catch a polo match nearby.

Festival of Leaves

Sunday, October 14th, 2018  | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This FREE festival is a local favorite and this fall will mark its 48th annual celebration! Rain or shine, this festival will start with a hometown parade in downtown Front Royal, VA. Wander around leisurely while you take in all of the fun live entertainment, historical displays, arts and crafts vendors, living history interpretations, yummy food concessions, and a lot more. The Ivy Lodge Museum & Gift Shop will be open to give guided tours of historic Belle Boyd Cottage and Balthis House as well.

Food and wine at Houndstooth Restaurant

Gourmet Dining at Houndstooth Restaurant

It’s no secret that Virginia has become a world-class destination with fantastic wineries and restaurants, including our very own Houndstooth Restaurant – an Award Winning Wine Spectator Restaurant. With a collection of over 3,000 bottles, you can start your wine tasting adventure right here at Glen Gordon Manor. Though, getting out to experience the neighboring wineries and beautiful countryside is a must when you visit the Shenandoah Valley. Our Wine Country Date Night Special will allow you to take part in both, as well as luxuriate in one of our lavishly romantic rooms and wake up to the best breakfast you’ve ever had. If you want to truly relax after your day of wine tasting, our intimate Tack Room Spa will be available to pamper you.

Wine Country Date Night Special

Wine Country Date Night Special

Escape the city for an unforgettable date night in Virginia wine country, only one hour from D.C. For a limited time, enjoy discounts on luxurious accommodations, wine tastings and memorable dining at our Houndstooth Restaurant, a recipient of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence. Learn more about our exclusive specials and packages at Glen Gordon Manor!

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