Little Washington Winery

72 Christmas Tree Lane

Washington Virginia

Open Fri-Sun 11am-5pm








Foodie-U Wine School

Classes especially designed for food and wine enthusiasts!

Each class is a 1 to 3 hour exploration of a specific topic.

They're fun. They're unpretentious. They're "straight talk in plain English"

all about pairing, exploring and enjoying food and wine. Come play!


Please select one date that you really do plan to attend.

Tickets are not refundable and Cancellations cannot be rescheduled.

If you can give us 72 hours notice that you need to cancel and we are able to resell your seats we do allow you to reschedule.



Wine Bootcamp - Spend 2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, how to tell if you are buying wine made with grape juice or a bucket load of granulated sugar. The session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich and wine, chocolate pairings & the Dirt Road Wine Tour.

Class Dates:

Every Saturday & Sunday

11am & 2:30pm



Round-the-World Wine Series - Get to know the finest wine regions in the world as we take an incredible adventure of wines without ever needing to apply for a visa! Get to know your steens from your pinotages, your left bank from your right, the world's masterpieces of wine and the healthiest wines in the world. Prepare to proclaim oooh-la-la as we taste and explore one region at a time on a global wine adventure. Six part series.

Class Dates: Do the Series

and save big time



Cheeseology - A delicious, educational and lively seminar on the basics of cheese and wine pairing. You’ll taste cheeses from all 6 categories of cheese with 6 different wines as we discover what makes a cheese and wine pairing successful. You’ll also learn how to choose and serve artisan cheese, how to distinguish different types, and how to taste to get the most from your palate!

Class Dates:

10/24; 12/12



Bordeaux - Guess the $100 bottle - The Bordeaux region of France is the most famous and highly coveted wine region in the world. The Gironde estuary cuts through the center of the region creating two banks: a left bank and a right bank. Come learn your left bank from your right bank as we taste through 8 Bordeauxs. Proclaim ooo-la-la as we discover the differences in favorite Bordeauxs.

Class Dates: 10/3; 12/26



Dessert & Wine - Is it possible to pair desserts with wine? Better be careful, some of these flavors are in definite conflict. While you may be hard pressed to find anyone upset with the wrong wine & dessert pairing (it is wine and dessert after all) it is nice to show off a little knowledge when entertaining guests. Come try desserts and wines and learn why some do and some don't go well together.

Class Dates:

10/17; 11/21; 12/19



Blending Wine - There are several reasons why a winemaker might want to blend wines: To enhance aroma. To improve the color. To add or minimize flavors and tastes. To adjust the pH of a wine. To lower or raise acidity. To raise or lower alcohol levels. To adjust the sweetness of a wine. To correct a wine with too much oak flavor. Learn how to make your own perfect bottle of wine in this fun blending class.

Class Dates: October 11



South Africa Wine - South Africa’s time to shine on the wine stage has definitely arrived. A significant proportion of the best South African wines today were not being made in 2000. Come take a survey of wines and varietals from a land of stunning beauty; Learn your steens from your pinotages; explore the world of emerging South Africa wines.

Class Dates: November 14



Triple Threat Chocolate Cheese & Wine - The class we never attempt all at once ... the triple threat challenge. We'll taste all of our favorites: cheeses and chocolates and wines together to see what it does to our palate. Somebody's got to do it right? Learning how to appreciate flavors, as well as being able to pair them well, is a most enjoyable hobby.

Class Dates: October 31; 11/28



The World of Malbecs - Once every decade or so a wine grape comes along that transcends region, winery, or even common sense to become a brand unto itself. Malbec has now joined that illustrious club of brand unto-itself varietals. We will taste and compare eight Malbec wines from around the world, and discover the similarities and differences in aromas, flavors, and food pairing ability.

Class Dates: September 26;12/5



Virginia Versus The World - Virginia wineries continue to gain national and international recognition. Join us for a Virginia Versus The World™ taste-off, as we put Virginia wines head to head with other world class wines in a blind comparison tasting.

Class Dates: 7/11



Home Winemaking - Ready to channel your inner winemaker? Our simple seven-step wine making class will show you exactly how you can make wine at home. If you can fall out of bed in the morning, you can make good wine. It's that easy. Master the basics of the art, and you'll be able to produce exceptional wine.

Class Dates:

New Class Dates in 2016



Club Members Only

Dirt Road Wine Club Vetting Taste-Off - the British are coming, The British are coming ... Andrew has procured British, Turkish and Hungarian wines for us to try. Time to find the most incredible wines that will never be found without us. We will be judging 17 wines selected as the best of the best small batch artisan wines by certified Sommeliers and narrow them down to 3 incredible wines that will move forward to possible induction into our Dirt Road Wine Tour. Somebody's got to do it, right???  

November 15 - Fall Taste-off



#1 Red Wine in Virginia - George

#2 Picnic Spot in Virginia

#3 White Wine in Virginia Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay

Virginia Wine Lover Magazine

"1 of 8 hottest spots in Virginia Wine Country - Little Washington Winery has some of the most impressive panoramic views in the State and is the home of the Dirt Road Wine Tour"

Chesapeake Home + Living Magazine

"One of the top wine events in Virginia. Wine Bootcamp teaches winemaker wannabes to taste as the pros do, navigate a wine shop, handle a cork, and pair food and wine fearlessly"

Washingtonian Magazine

"Wining" is OK at Wine Bootcamp!

I learned a ton at Wine Bootcamp. The instructors were interesting, entertaining & made me feel at ease with tasting and understanding wine"

Old Town Crier Magazine

"If you're looking for a unique wine tasting experience, Little Washington Winery is the place to go. It's more than a typical tasting"

Winery Weddings in Virginia Magazine

"If you look at a Virginia Map, you see the fat blue line of Skyline Drive. That eastern slope of the Blue Ridge is the sweet spot for Virginia wine"

Viva Tysons Magazine

#2 Winery in the Region

Best Wine Retail Shop in Virginia

Wine Loves Chocolate

Best Festival - Winestock

Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine

The Virginia Wine Dogs caught on the cover of Novadog Magazine enjoying a sip of the #3 white wine in Virginia, Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay, on the deck at Little Washington Winery.

NovaDog Magazine

The ultimate Potomac Porsche Club Drive & Dine = Wine Bootcamp + The Inn at Little Washington Picnic Basket & the panoramic Blue Ridge deck at Little Washington Winery.

der Vorganger Magazine

Little Washington Winery  |  72 Christmas Tree Lane  |  Washington VA 22747   |  540-987-8330   |  |  Open Friday Saturday Sunday 11am-5pm