Spend a Day or a Weekend Becoming Acquainted with Virginia’s Best Wines
When you vacation in Lake Anna you are settling yourself into one of the most beautiful and serene locations in Virginia. Rolling hills, expansive fields and stately trees dot the horizon, giving you a sense of peace and wonder. The best spot to appreciate these beautiful landscapes is at a local winery over a glass of wine.
There are a lot of attractions surrounding this region, but a day of water sports or amusement parks can be exhausting. This area boasts of rich farmlands perfect for growing award winning wines. So take a day, or a whole weekend, to rest and explore the robust libations of Virginia’s heartland.
Here are local wineries just miles from the sparkling shores of Lake Anna:
3372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa, VA • (540) 894-5474 • Website
A trip to Cooper Vineyard offers you a variety of wine tasting experiences. Sit on the deck overlooking their expansive vineyard, sipping a Vidal Blanc. Or snuggle with your special someone next to the fireplace, sampling the award winning Noche Chocolate wine. You also can encase yourself in the only LEED certified “green” tasting room on the east coast, with glass walls allowing you to feel one with the area’s beautiful vistas. Cooper Vineyard wines will not disappoint, offering wines to fit every taste. Every day has wine tastings, and every weekend enjoy live music on the deck or in the tasting room.
5621 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA • (540) 895-5085 • Website
The Heidig family began Lake Anna Winery because they recognized that the Lake Anna region had the potential to produce excellent and exciting wines. Slowly, their winery grew, and now produces some of the best wines in Virginia. Set amidst a beautiful, rural backdrop, this winery is an essential destination to make your Lake Anna vacation complete. Rich in historical significance reaching back to colonial times, the Lake Anna Winery has embraced the region’s past, while at the same time looking toward the future with innovative, award winning wines.
206 Harris Creek Rd, Louisa, VA • (540) 967-4647 • Website
Weston Farm is relatively new to the wine making scene, but they have brought themselves to the forefront with superb wines they welcome you to sample. When you come to Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery, expect to be treated as an honored guest. This family owned and operated vineyard puts a premium on hospitality. Chances are, you will be greeted by a member of the family. You may also get a glimpse of one of their rescue animals—French bulldogs, horses, donkeys or cows. Though they may not have the history of other vineyards, they have perfected quality wines that will appeal to even the most selective of palates. Stay for the day and picnic, or if you don’t feel like going home, stay on at 18th century farmhouse which is now a cozy bed and breakfast.
Heart of Virginia Wine Trail
All of these Lake Anna area vineyards are part of an exclusive tasting experience. The Heart of Virginia Wine Trail includes the best wineries located in central Virginia. For only $20, receive a passport ticket that will allow you to visit Cooper Vineyard, Lake Anna Winery, Weston Farm and three other amazing wineries. Click here for more information.