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3 Spots to Sip with Winemakers in Loudoun
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They say the best wines are the ones we drink with friends, and here in Loudoun we think the same goes for tasting at our wineries. The wines from our region are best enjoyed with music, history, and some very fine dining, but why not take an opportunity to make friends with the winemakers too? This summer, get to know your wine’s personality a...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: June 3-5
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Happy June! At the beginning of a new month, I always feel like its time to refresh. Whether it’s going for a weekend staycation, hiking or relaxing by the pool, everyone needs to wind down. This weekend in Loudoun take care of your mind, body and soul with great events! The French Horse from Géricault to Picasso – Until July 31 Open your mind...

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#FindYourVine At Musical Wineries
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Exquisite foods paired with local wine, warm days and colorful sunsets over the vines – all components of a sensory weekend in Loudoun this spring and summer. Bud did you know that there might also be a sense you’re neglecting on your wine tasting trips? Sure you can smell wine and you can taste it, you can see it hit your glass and see...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 27-29
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The sun has come out and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some of Loudoun’s great concert series. The National Sporting Library & Museum, Greenhill Winery & Vineyards and Breaux Vineyards are kicking off the concert season this weekend. Get out in the beautiful weather, enjoy your weekend in Loudoun and don’t forget to share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Open Late...

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Americana Beer & Music Fest
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The inaugural Americana Beer Fest is coming to Loudoun on Saturday, June 11 at the scenic Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. Celebrating local, regional and national breweries, Americana Beer Festival will have more than 180 styles of craft beer for guests to enjoy along with everything from live music and food trucks to adult lawn games and a beer-centric panels and workshops. Here is...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 20-22
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It’s all about festivals this weekend in Loudoun. From art and music to beer and even puppies, there’s something for you to enjoy in LoCo. Check out these great festivals and share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Brambleton Brew Fest – May 21 If you a true craft beer lover, then the Brambleton Brew Fest is for you. With over 25 featured...

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LoCo Ale Trail Destination: Lost Rhino Retreat
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Amanda Hurwitt is a lifelong Loudoun County resident and currently working as a server at Lost Rhino Retreat in Brambleton. While living in Loudoun County, and working in the food & beverage industry, I’ve watched the local craft beer scene grow into the LoCo Ale Trail, one of the most well-known beer trails throughout Virginia. I started at Lost Rhino Retreat in December and...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 13-15
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It’s Friday the 13th. For some it’s unlucky, but in Loudoun it’s the start of a great weekend! From running through town to playing with dogs, there is much to enjoy in LoCo: Dog Day – May 14 Join Breaux Vineyards for the annual Dog Day Celebration! Bring your four legged friend for a day filed with live music, great food, wine tastings, pet...

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A Weekend With Loudoun Wine and Beer
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It’s easy to say that you want to spend a weekend in Loudoun tasting the delicious wines and beers, but it is a little harder to actually plan the journey. From where to go to where to stay, there is a lot of decisions to make. Luckily, we have a few suggestions for you. Here is a two-day trip to some of our favorite Loudoun...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: May 6-8
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Cheers for the weekend in Loudoun! With Mother’s Day going on, there are so many great brunches, wine tastings, dinners and more! However, here are a couple events in Loudoun that are for the unconventional: The Meal and the Brew – May 7 Test your palette by sampling four hellacious local brews from Adroit Theory Brewing Company paired with a four-course, locally sourced dinner by...

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Happy Mother’s Day in Loudoun
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My mom is my best friend. We’ve always been really close and whether we are going to the gym together or sitting on the couch eating Pringles and watching Netflix, it’s always so much fun to be around her. It’s hard to find the right present when Mother’s Day comes around to show her just how much I appreciate her answering the phone when...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 29-May 1
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We love the weekends in Loudoun. It’s so much fun to get out and enjoy all the events that Loudoun has to offer. This weekend I’m going to get my creative juices flowing with art classes at North Gate Vineyard and the National Sporting Library and Museum! Spring Wine Glass Painting – May 1 Spend a fun Sunday at North Gate Vineyard creating a...

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The Perfect Picnic Spots in Loudoun
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When I think of my favorite picnic scene, my mind always wanders to the opening sequence of Disney and Pixar’s “Up”. The cutest animated couple walks up the grassy hill to that shady spot under a tree with a basket full of goodies and their checkered blanket to enjoy each other’s company and find shapes in the clouds. It is the picture perfect picnic and...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 22-24
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Sipping wine, playing with dogs and shopping is the perfect combination for a weekend in Loudoun. Join Breaux Vineyards, Great Country Farms and Hidden Brook Winery this weekend for all the fun! Make sure to share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Wild Game Winemaker’s Dinner – April 23 Breaux Vineyards invites you to join them for their Wild Game Winemaker’s Dinner on...

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Celebrating Warmer Weather
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The sun is shining and, even though I’m a redhead who gets burnt walking from my car to the office everyday, it’s exciting to know that Spring is finally here! There is something so refreshing about getting out in the warm weather to soak up the sun and take in the fresh air. In order to celebrate Spring, here are some of my favorite...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 15-17
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It’s finally beginning to feel and look like Spring! Take full advantage of the beautiful upcoming weekend and enjoy great Loudoun events with some of our favorite wineries and restaurants. Don’t forget to share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun   Budbreak Celebration and Rose’ Release – April 16 & 17 Celebrate the beginning of the 2016 growing season with Cana Vineyard and Winery...

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The Ultimate Girls’ Day!
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Hey everyone, guest blogger here! My name is Shelby Stein, and I have had the pleasure of interning for Visit Loudoun. I have lived in Loudoun County my entire life, so getting to design my dream girls’ day in Loudoun was really fun, and I’m excited to be able to share it with you! If you’re a Parks and Recreation Fan then you know,...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: April 1-3
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Happy April from Loudoun! Celebrate the first weekend of the month by attending the Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival or Great Country Farms Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest! Share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Shakespeare in the ‘Burg – April 2 & 3   Take a trip to Middleburg for the 3rd annual Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival which marks the anniversary...

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An insider’s guide to Loudoun’s wine and equine
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Just outside Washington, DC lies Loudoun, Virginia where thousands of horses wander the countryside, sharing the rural landscape with vineyards and historic estates. It’s a place where thoroughbreds are raised, derby riders are born and Olympians are trained. It’s a place that serves as an idyllic country escape for Washington notables including the Obamas and Jackie Kennedy Onassis who spent countless hours riding horses...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: Easter Edition
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Families are coming together all over Loudoun for Easter weekend celebrations and we have some great events for you to enjoy: Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch – March 26 & 27 Lansdowne Resort invites you to join them for an Easter Day Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt this weekend. Celebrate the holiday with favorites created by their award-winning culinary team. Make sure to get your reservations!...

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The Guide to Loudoun’s Nightlife
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It’s a conversation we are all familiar with and one we have had one too many times. It’s 8 pm and nobody can decide what to do. We all know that it can go on forever and it eventually results in doing nothing. With this guide to Loudoun’s nightlife, you’ll always have a great idea of where to go:   Tally Ho Theatre A landmark in historic...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide : March 18-20
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Easter festivities kick off this weekend so bring the children out to the park for a hunt. Or,  spend some time at the wineries and restaurants indulging in delicious foods and Virginia vino. Be sure to share your weekend adventures with #LoveLoudoun Easter Egg Hunt at Ida Lee: March 19 Hop on down to Ida Lee Park for an egg-citing day of fun! Candy-filled eggs,...

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Introducing Grandale Vintner’s Table
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At the beginning of March, Grandale Restaurant became Grandale Vintner’s Table offering their guests a dynamic culinary experience in a cozy, casual atmosphere. Chef Author Clark is bringing an innovating new menu with twists, expanded wine and beer options and a new look to the restaurant. Maintaining the farm-to-fork philosophy, Grandale Vintner’s Table is also offering family-style dishes, creative weekly specials and small plates...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: March 11 – 13
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Great food, delicious brews and beautiful wedding venues is what Loudoun is all about this weekend. What’s not to love? We hope to see you out. Make sure to share your experiences with us by using #LoveLoudoun Northern Virginia Restaurant Week – March 7-14 Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is the perfect time to get out to all of the great local restaurants! With over 20 Loudoun...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: March 4-6
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Everyone is watching their weather app for the latest update on the snow coming in and while some people are jumping for joy at this news, I am going to blissfully ignore it because there are too many great winery events going on in Loudoun this weekend that I want to enjoy: Wine Dinner with Chef Oveysi – March 5 Help North Gate Vineyard...

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Top 5 Spring Break Ideas in Loudoun
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It’s about that time of year when everyone is planning spring break trips. The first idea that always comes up is heading to the beach, but as a fair-skinned redhead who can’t be outside for more than ten minutes without scrambling for sunscreen, I like to think beyond the beach, which always leads me to Loudoun. There are so many great activities in Loudoun...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: February 26-28
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The month of February is not the only thing coming to a close this weekend. The wait to open Sunset Hills Vineyard’s special vintages ends with a special event, FebREWAry will come to a close with a send off party and awards season finishes with the Oscars, which has a special connection to one local winery . Let’s celebrate: Open That Bottle Night –...

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