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Zip & Sip with Old Ox Brewery at Empower Adventures
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My Fall Sundays are reserved for football with family and friends, but it was a Wednesday and I hadn’t figured out what to do with the rest of what was slated to be a beautiful weekend. As someone who likes taking risks and will try almost anything once, I came across the Zip & Sip with Old Ox Brewery at Empower Adventures. An activity...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: September 23-25
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It’s the first weekend of Fall! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to celebrate by walking through the fallen leaves, unpacking all of my scarves and finding that perfect pumpkin. Loudoun has plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend from oktoberfests, ziplining and art festivals! Zip & Sip – September 23 Empower Adventures at Salamander Resort in Middleburg invites you to...

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Epicurience Virginia 2016
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Epicurience Virginia is the premier food and wine festival held in Loudoun. In its fourth year, Epicurience Virginia’s Grand Tasting event will be held at The Barn at One Loudoun on October 15th with unique and exclusive events going on all weekend long. Guests can expect to taste award-winning wines, savor local cuisines, witness celebrated chefs demonstrate their talents and get involved with activities...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: September 16-18
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With Autumn quickly approaching, the weekends in Loudoun are just getting better and more beautiful! Whether you want to shop for fresh local products or indulge in some beer and bbq, Loudoun has got you covered. Make sure to share your memories with us by using #LoveLoudoun Brambleton Farmers Market – Until October 30 The Brambleton Farmers Market highlights local Loudoun producers every Sunday...

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Girl Power in Loudoun
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As Queen B would say:           Does anyone want to disagree with Beyonce? We didn’t think so. Women rock and that shows in Loudoun. With the recent hiring of Old Ox Brewery’s female head brewer, we wanted to highlight some of the great women in Loudoun’s beverage making industry. Old Ox Brewery – Allison Lange Before joining Old Ox Brewery...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: September 9-11
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Labor Day weekend has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the summer weekends are over in Loudoun. Beautiful weather and gorgeous views always makes for a great celebratory weekend in LoCo. Whether you are watching nationally ranked polo players race around the field or being scared to death at murder mystery theatre, you are guaranteed to have fun! Share your memories with us...

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8 Fall Weekend Activities in Loudoun
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Labor Day weekend has come and gone and while it isn’t officially Fall (everyone start counting down until September 22nd) the end of the long weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the new season. While we are all looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes, scarves and Halloween costumes, plan a weekend getaway to Loudoun around one of these six Fall activities: Lovettsville Oktoberfest – September...

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Kick It With Loudoun
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Sports are my life. When I say sports, I mostly mean football. Counting down to the start of the NFL season (19 days) is what gets me through the summer. While football is my favorite, I love watching any sport from soccer and baseball to lacrosse and hockey. Luckily, Loudoun has so many great sports facilities that there is always something sporty going on....

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: August 19-21
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It’s that time in Loudoun again! The weekend is back! For some the weekend may be spent celebrating the last few days before school starts and for other it may rejoicing that you made it through the first couple of classes. Either way, it’s time to get out and explore all of the great events in Loudoun. Make sure to share your memories with...

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Refresh Your Memory for Back to School
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It’s that time again to pack up the backpacks and send the kids off to school, but before you go make sure to brush up on one of my favorite school subjects – history. Enjoy the last few days of summer vacation with the family by checking out some of Loudoun’s historic sites and museums to get the brain flowing again. Here are just...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: August 12-14
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The best way to enjoy a weekend in Loudoun is getting out and seeing all that it has to offer. LoCo is packed with great events from dinners at the distillery to wine festivals. Find fun in Loudoun and share your memories with us by using #LoveLoudoun Dinner at the Distillery – August 12 Start the evening off with a tour from Catoctin Creek...

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Virginia Craft Beer Month on the #LoCoAleTrail
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August is Virginia Craft Beer Month! There’s no better place to celebrate than the county with the most breweries in the state! With over 20 breweries and more on the way, the LoCo Ale Trail is filled with great breweries to enjoy from farm breweries to unique micro-brews and everything in between. The LoCo Ale Trail includes many different ways for you to enjoy...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: August 5-7
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Happy August! We are so excited to celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month on the LoCo Ale Trail! Here are a couple of events where you can celebrate too: Peach Fuzztival – August 6 & 7 The Peach Fuzztival is the perfect way to celebrate peach picking perfection (try saying that five times fast). Great Country Farms, Dirt Farm Brewing and Bluemont Vineyard are coming together...

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Finally Find Your Vine
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The Find Your Vine sweepstakes is officially over and we are excitedly waiting to announce the winner! Thank you to everyone for all of your beautiful shots of Loudoun and wine, of course. We loved seeing how everyone enjoys the wineries in LoCo. As a final wrap-up, here are some of our favorite shots:               Share on...

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Behind the Tasting Bar at Doukenie Winery
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This guest blog was written by Tara Paterson, Manager on Duty at Doukenie Winery, Author and nationally syndicated columnist. I am often asked, “What is it like to work at a winery?” Or people say, “You must have a blast doing this, what a great job!” And the truth is I absolutely do!  It’s rare to find unhappy people out wine tasting on a...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: July 22-24
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With all of the great food, entertainment, boutiques and more, you can spend a whole weekend at the Villages at Leesburg! Not to mention, they have great events too! Here are some suggestions on how to spend your weekend: Plaza Party – July 22 Enjoy live music, games and outdoor dining at more than a dozen restaurants at this party in the Village at...

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Sing along in DC’s Summer Concert Capital
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Growing up in Michigan, summers were filled with long days of sunshine, perfect for playing with friends, biking and partaking in one of my favorite activities, listening to live music outdoors. I loved stretching out on the lawn with a picnic basket in hand, singing along with both family and friends. It’s a summer tradition I love to continue today in Loudoun. Many of...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: July 15-17
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It’s going to be another great wine and food weekend in Loudoun. With the Purcellville Wine & Food Festival and Lost Creek Winery’s Tastemaker series, you will definitely be enjoying what you taste. Find out more and don’t forget to share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Purcellville Wine & Food Festival – July 16 Purcellville’s Fifth Annual Wine & Food Festival will...

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Catch ‘Em All in Loudoun
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Will you travel across the land searching far and wide to catch ’em all and be the very best like no one ever was? PokemonGo is sweeping the nation. It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing people run to catch the Pokemon at their favorite store or collect Pokeballs at their local historic site. We want to make sure that you’ll get the most...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: July 8-10
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Happy Friday in Loudoun! Everyone is always looking forward to the weekend, but most don’t have any idea what they want to do. Don’t worry. We are here to help. There are so many concerts and festivals going on in LoCo. Here are a few of our suggestions: 11th Annual Key West Festival – July 9 Enjoy the “vineyard in paradise” at Breaux Vineyards‘...

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A Taste of Loudoun
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Spend a weekend getting a taste of Loudoun through our many wineries, breweries and amazing culinary stops. Here is a full two day itinerary for you to enjoy and add your own favorite stops along the way: Day 1 First Stop: Creek’s Edge Winery is an estate vineyard consisting of 4.5 acres of vines, a nice variety of wines and a relaxing atmosphere. The...

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#FindYourVine Favorites
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We are halfway through the #FindYourVine sweepstakes and are so impressed with the beautiful photos that are being posted on Instagram at Loudoun wineries! Make sure to enter our sweepstakes before July 24th to win an amazing prize. Find more information here! We want you all to #FindYourVine in Loudoun so here are some of our favorites from our for Find Your Vine themes for...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: June 24-26
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It’s finally Friday! You made it through another week and you should reward yourself with a great event at a Loudoun brewery on the LoCo Ale Trail! Whether you are celebrating with Old Ox Brewery or enjoying a show at Leesburg Brewing Company, you are definitely in for a great time. Make sure to share the fun with us by using #LoveLoudoun and #LoCoAleTrail...

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The Equestrian Side of the Loudoun Wine Trail
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In Loudoun, we like to think that our heritage adds something special to each glass of wine. At the turn of the 20th century and nearly 120 years before anyone was tagging winery snaps with #FindYourVine, Loudoun was already a great choice for a country weekend away, but for another reason entirely. Over in the southeast of Loudoun County, the small village of Middleburg...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: June 17-19
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A beautiful weekend is ahead of us and I couldn’t be more excited to enjoy all that Loudoun has to offer. From wine dinners to a county wide art show, there is something for everyone to enjoy so get out and experience it. Share your memories with us by using #LoveLoudoun Estate  Merlot Vertical Tasting Dinner – June 17 Bluemont Vineyard invites you to...

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Four Foodie Stops for Your Next Loudoun Tasting Trip
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All of that tasting and Instagramming with #FindYourVine sure has made us hungry. Luckily, we’re in wine country and nothing pairs better with our tasting journey than abundant farm-to-table food. From farm to table and from winery to working market, these eateries are craving for you to give them a try on your next weekend away. The food served at these handpicked spots goes...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: June 10-12
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Cheers to the weekend in Loudoun! We have two HUGE festivals that are finally here. If you enjoy a nice glass of Loudoun vino head to the Cajun Festival at Breaux Vineyards or if you would rather have a cold brew then check out the Americana Beer Fest! Share your memories with us by using #LoveLoudoun or #LoCoAleTrail 19th Annual Cajun Festival & Crawfish...

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