Visit the Williamsburg Winery in Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia is best known as a tourist destination for its historical sites and some of the great, educational recreations of revolutionary life you can see in places like Yorktown and Jamestown. It is also a well equipped family fun destination, with fantastic parks and resorts like Busch Gardens to give all the family lots of opportunities to enjoy thrilling rides and take part in exciting activities. What many visitors to the region don’t realize, however, is that Williamsburg also produces some world class, award winning wines.
At the Williamsburg Winery, you can indulge in fine food to accompany the local wine, take a tour of the winery complete with tastings of some of their best vintage wines, or even stay at their luxurious Wedmore Place lodgings. There are two different tour options available, a $10 tour for the more casual enthusiast who wants to see where the wine is grown and made and taste some of their produce, and a more extensive $35 tour experience where you will also get to taste some of the reserve wine collection with a specially selected cheese board. The $35 tour has to be booked in advance at least 24 hours before you want to attend, and has very limited availability. You can call to arrange it on 757-229-0999 ext 129. The $10 tour is easier to get on and available every day. If you want the basic tour and tasting with lunch included at the site’s beautiful tavern, then you can buy this as a package for $30.
In addition to taking the tour, you can also shop at the fine wine shop on site at the winery where you can buy all of the wines you’ll sample on the tour, so if you discover one you really love, it is easy to take a case home with you!
The wine tours, because of the alcohol consumption involved, are only suitable for adults. For more information about the Williamsburg Winery, their lodgings, and their award winning wines, take a look at their official website on http://williamsburgwinery.com.