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Wineries Worth the Drive, According to Eater Readers

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Last week's Open Thread asked readers to talk about wineries worth the drive. Turns out there are plenty of stellar places in Maryland and Virginia for wine fans to visit this summer. This map highlights those wineries which received nods from multiple readers.

Other favorites mentioned by at least one person; Loew Vineards, DuCard Vineyards, Stags Leap Winery, Glen Manor Vineyards, Bluemont Vineyard, Hillsborough Vineyard, Delaplane Cellars, Philip Carter Winery of Virginia, Jefferson Vineyeards, Quattro Goomba Winery, Barrel Oak Winery, Breaux Vineyards, Boxwood Winery, Tarara Winery, Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, Boordy Vineyards, Old Westminster Winery, Pearmund Cellars, Sunset Hills Vineyard, Ingleside Vinyeards, Pollak Vineyards. Ok, get drinking.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

RdV Vineyards

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RdV received the most acclaim from readers in the comments and the tipline. One reader recommends the "brown bag" blind tasting as the "single best wine experience one can have in Virginia, probably the entire East Coast." The winery is known for its Bordeaux-style wines.

Barboursville Vineyards

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Barboursville is praised for its restaurant, its setting (with ruins on the grounds) and its famous Octagon blend.

Linden Vineyards

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The small Linden winery is one of Virginia's oldest, with three vineyards. It caters to serious wine drinkers.

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

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Sugarloaf provides a nice setting for mountain hiking and picnicking.

Black Ankle Vineyards

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Many say Black Ankle's wines are among the best in Maryland. Their wines are praised by readers for their maturity.

Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery

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This farm winery is a new addition to the area it's been in the works for two years.

Veritas Vineyard and Winery

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This family-run winery is known for its Chardonnay, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.

Fabbioli Cellars

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Fabbioli boasts several dessert wines, and a tasting experience that pairs wine with cheese or chocolate.

Chrysalis Vineyards

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Middleburg's Chrysalis is a popular tourist destination, with wines from Virginia-friendly grapes such as the Norton.

Paradise Springs Winery

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One of the closest wineries to D.C., this winery offers tastings and wine dinners.

King Family Vineyards

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This boutique winery specializes in wines with almost 100 percent estate-grown fruit. Its fireplace and patio are popular gathering places for tourists.

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RdV Vineyards

RdV received the most acclaim from readers in the comments and the tipline. One reader recommends the "brown bag" blind tasting as the "single best wine experience one can have in Virginia, probably the entire East Coast." The winery is known for its Bordeaux-style wines.

Barboursville Vineyards

Barboursville is praised for its restaurant, its setting (with ruins on the grounds) and its famous Octagon blend.

Linden Vineyards

The small Linden winery is one of Virginia's oldest, with three vineyards. It caters to serious wine drinkers.

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Sugarloaf provides a nice setting for mountain hiking and picnicking.

Black Ankle Vineyards

Many say Black Ankle's wines are among the best in Maryland. Their wines are praised by readers for their maturity.

Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery

This farm winery is a new addition to the area it's been in the works for two years.

Veritas Vineyard and Winery

This family-run winery is known for its Chardonnay, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.

Fabbioli Cellars

Fabbioli boasts several dessert wines, and a tasting experience that pairs wine with cheese or chocolate.

Chrysalis Vineyards

Middleburg's Chrysalis is a popular tourist destination, with wines from Virginia-friendly grapes such as the Norton.

Paradise Springs Winery

One of the closest wineries to D.C., this winery offers tastings and wine dinners.

King Family Vineyards

This boutique winery specializes in wines with almost 100 percent estate-grown fruit. Its fireplace and patio are popular gathering places for tourists.

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