When most people think of Virginia Wineries they immediately gravitate to the west of the DC area towards the Shenandoah Valley and southwest to the Charlottesville area. However tucked just south of Quantico Marine Base in north Stafford County is the one year old Potomac Point Winery.
Down a country road off of Route 1 you will come upon a gravel driveway that leads you up a hill past newly planted grapevines and at the top of the hill a clearing where you come upon a large Mediterranean style building. The building features a large tasting room, cozy lounge complete with board games, banquet rooms and outside terraces for enjoying bistro style dining. Around the grounds you spy a picnic pavilion that can be used for a family gathering or a larger corporate event. The afternoon that we stopped by to check it out the weather was pleasant and the outside dining area was busy.
For those interested in sampling the wines, the newer vintages, made with grapes currently coming from leased vines around Virginia you have a choice of different sampling menus to try. We went all the way for the 13 wine sampler for the reasonable price of $10.00. With a variety of white, roses, reds and ports you can get a good idea of where the winery is headed in the future. In addition to the wines to sample there is also an olive oil bar for patrons to try as well.
We had already had lunch before we arrived otherwise we would have been tempted to try a few bites from the menu as it all looked great. Friday nights from 6-9:30 through the summer Potomac Point Winery features a live band for your entertainment. The winery now offers wedding packages as well and can accommodate up to 250 people in the ballroom. The winery was listed as one of the Top 5 Stunning Wedding Sites not to be missed by Virginia Brides Magazine.
If you are looking for a little change from the ordinary in Stafford then you should take an afternoon and check out what is happening at Potomac Point Winery.
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