My name is Beth, and I’m a Virginia native who delights in discovering hidden gems throughout the state. I’ve enjoyed spending time in just about every corner of the Old Dominion, but have to admit there’s something especially captivating about the Shenandoah Valley. It’s scenic, sure, but it’s the way the local community celebrates the land that’s truly remarkable. Nowhere is that truer than the small region of Delaplane, Virginia. Below you’ll find my first-hand experience of visiting the crown jewel of Virginia’s wine country: RdV Vineyards.

If you’re someone who appreciates fine wine, a trip to Napa Valley is likely at the top of your bucket list. But you’ll be pleased to hear that Virginia has its own version of Wine Country and, call us biased, but we think it’s just as innovative. That’s especially true of a lovely local winery making big strides in the wine world: Rendez-Vous Vineyards. According to their website, “RdV wines express the essence of an extraordinary place.” Having heard that RdV Vineyards was a truly special destination, we visited and found this to be distinctively true. Here’s a little more on what we found so special about RdV Vineyards in Delaplane, Virginia, and why we can’t wait to return soon.

If you’re someone charmed by the Virginia countryside and enthusiastic about quality wine, a trip to RdV Vineyards is a must. Just be sure to make your reservations ahead of time; as we mentioned before, they are required for a tasting and tour. To learn more, be sure to visit RdV Vineyards online. You can also contact the winery and schedule your visit by calling (540) 364-0221.

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