Discover Arlington's Best Family-Friendly Vineyards

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Discover Arlington's Best Family-Friendly Vineyards

Just a stone's throw from Arlington, VA,  lies a world of enchanting vineyards and wineries, offering an ideal escape for families, friends, and anyone seeking a weekend getaway filled with adventure and tranquility. This blog post explores some of the most family-friendly wineries and vineyards in the region, promising a delightful experience for all ages. 


Bluemont Vineyard: A Panoramic Paradise

Imagine a place where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the sky, and the air tastes like grapes ripening in the sun. That's Bluemont Vineyard for you. With its breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the lush Loudoun Valley, it offers a serene backdrop for a family day out. The vineyard hosts a variety of events, from live music to special wine and food pairings, ensuring that every visit is unique and memorable.

The vineyard also boasts an on-site Farm Market, a treasure trove for those who love local artisanal products. Here, visitors can browse and purchase not only the vineyard's wines but also an array of local gourmet foods and charming souvenirs. It's a perfect spot to find a memento of your visit or gifts for friends and family.

Family and Pet-Friendly: Yes
Hours: Daily 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery: A Riverside Retreat

Envision a serene escape along the Potomac River, where the charm of Northern Virginia's wine country meets the elegance of Tuscan style. Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery offers this unique blend, making it a sought-after destination for both locals and visitors from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. As you sip on their exquisite wines, the kids can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding vineyards, creating a perfect family outing.

Potomac Point is more than just a winery; it's an experience. The Tuscan-styled architecture and decor transport you to the rolling hills of Italy, while the vineyard and bistro provide a full sensory indulgence. Whether you're inside the cozy tasting room or enjoying the panoramic views outdoors, every moment here is designed to curate a memorable wine and culinary experience.

Family and Pet-Friendly: Yes
Location: 275 Decatur Road, Stafford, VA 22554
Outside Food and Alcohol:  Not permitted anywhere on the property. 
Reservations: Reservations are recommended for on-site enjoyment. You can make reservations up to 30 days in advance.

Stone Tower Winery

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Loudoun County, part of the renowned Northern Virginia wine region, Stone Tower Winery stands as a beacon of winemaking passion and dedication. This sprawling 306-acre estate is more than just a winery; it's a destination where the beauty of nature and the art of winemaking converge.

Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Stone Tower Winery offers a scenic escape from the city's hustle and bustle. The winery's location boasts stunning panoramic views of the Virginia countryside and the surrounding mountains, creating a backdrop that is as breathtaking as it is tranquil.

For those seeking a break from city life, Stone Tower Winery offers the perfect staycation option. The winery's serene environment and stunning views provide a peaceful retreat, allowing visitors to unwind and indulge in the pleasures of fine wine and beautiful landscapes.

Family and Pet-Friendly: Yes
Hours: Thursday–Monday | 11am–6pm
Location:  19925 Hogback Mountain Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

The Winery at Bull Run: A Historical Haven

The Winery at Bull Run uniquely combines wine tasting with a historical journey. Situated near the Bull Run battlefield, it offers an educational experience where history buffs and wine lovers alike can indulge their passions. The winery's commitment to preserving and sharing the area's rich history adds an extra layer of intrigue to every visit.

The winery's property has a rich history dating back to the Civil War era. It was the site of two major Civil War battles, the First and Second Battles of Bull Run (also known as the First and Second Battles of Manassas). The winery's name pays homage to this historical significance.

Guided tours of the winery are available, allowing visitors to learn about the winemaking process and the history of the property. The Winery at Bull Run hosts a range of events and activities throughout the year, including live music performances, wine release parties, and special events like wine and food pairings.

Family-Friendly: Yes (with adult-only and family areas)
Pets: Not permitted
Outside Food and Alcohol: Outside food and beverages of any kind is not allowed
Sat-Wed: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Thurs: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Fri: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, Virginia

Barrel Oak Winery (BOW): Where Joy and Wine Intertwine

Barrel Oak Winery is often referred to as "BOW," which is an abbreviation of its full name. The winery typically hosts events, including wine tastings, tours, and special occasions such as weddings and private gatherings. They may also have a tasting room or wine shop where visitors can sample and purchase their wines.

It is known for producing a variety of wines, including reds, whites, and rosés. The winery is situated in the picturesque countryside of Virginia's wine country and offers a scenic and relaxing environment for visitors to enjoy wine tasting and events. Recognized as the #1 Family Friendly Winery in the World by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine in April of 2012, also been voted Fauquier’s Favorite Winery for 11 straight years. 

Family and Pet-Friendly: Yes
Hours: Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 5:00pm, Friday – Sunday 12:00 – 7:00pm
Location: 3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144

Final Thoughts

There's a world of adventure waiting just outside Arlington, where vineyards and wineries open their doors to families and friends. Each of these places offers something unique, from historical insights to breathtaking views and, of course, fantastic wines. So why wait? Pack your bags, grab your loved ones, and discover the joys of Virginia's wine country!

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