Wine & Spirits: A Blend of History and Wine

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History buffs and wine connoisseurs, rejoice! The Winery at La Grange promises to be a get-away that will both relax and enrich guests.
By Ericha Richards

The Winery at La Grange is a quick drive from the metro DC area.

Being from one of the most powerful cities in the world, it is easy for Washingtonians to lose sight of where it all began. With the 150th anniversary of the first battle of the Civil War just behind us, a certain winery is making it their mission to help Washington remember its rich history.

The Winery at La Grange, in Gainesville, Virginia paid tribute to the auspicious anniversary by releasing and dedicating a limited-edition special wine. This limited supply of wine has been an honorary token from the get-go – Fun fact: it was even aged in wooden barrels that came directly from the “Witness Oak” trees that line the Bull Run Battlefield. The Winery provides guests with a historic escape, with history infused into every aspect of this estate to provide guests with an all-around authentic retreat. On the vineyard sits a three-story, brick manor house that dates back to the 1790’s. Even though the outer design of the house has remained practically untouched, the inside has undergone a complete refurnishing and has been outfitted with wi-fi, for those of you who are not ready to pull the plug just yet!

The 18th Century Manor House has a refurnished interior, yet remains authentic to its original creation.

The Winery at La Grange promises to be the perfect day-trip for people looking to escape the constant commotion of the city with a smooth glass of wine. With rich history and rich wine, The Winery at La Grange might  just be exactly what you are looking for this coming weekend. Located 45 minutes outside the beltway and with newly extended summer hours, this is a close get away that preserves our countries history while giving you a taste of a local delicacy.

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