Top 4 Hotels to Celebrate Virginia Wine Month

Keswick Hall, Charlottesville, VA

Keswick Hall, Charlottesville, VAVirginia Wine Month—dedicated to “viniferous passions”—coincides with the state’s fabulous fall foliage. Enjoy concerts, barrel tastings, hay-rides, art exhibits, and more. Then check into one of these stellar hotels. (For a full listing of events, see www.virginia.org/winemonth.)

Keswick Hall. The 600-acre estate outside Charlottesville is surrounded by award-winning vineyards. Guests can even participate in the resort’s own grape harvest (crushing grapes in barrels!) and wine tastings with a master sommelier in the bar. www.keswick.com

The Jefferson. This fine Richmond establishment is the sister hotel of Keswick Hall, and the two properties have teamed up to offer a “Town and Country” package so that guests can experience both urban culture and country estate living. www.jeffersonhotel.com

The Tides Inn. Long a favorite stop-over point for yachts sailing the Chesapeake Bay, the Inn is situated in the charming town of Irvington, a little over an hour from Richmond. Check out local vineyard The Dog and Oyster, then hit up the hotel golf course or spa. www.tidesinn.com

The Inn at Little Washington. Consistently ranked one of the top restaurants in the U.S., this small Inn located in Rappahannock County has excellent wineries (like Gray Ghost Vineyards) at its doorstep. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Washington D.C., just an hour and a half by car. www.theinnatlittlewashington.com

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