Little Washington Winery

Little Washington Winery

Tucked right into the sweet spot of Virginia Wine Country high on the edge of Shenandoah National Park -- 60 miles west of Washington DC. We handcraft old world style wines from our own vineyards and from the most coveted appellations in Virginia.

OPEN for walk-in wine tastings



Come Visit and Taste our award-winning wines:

George - our meritage named #1 red wine in Virginia

Our Gold Medal U-Turn Cabernet Franc

Our Gold Medal Que Syrah

Our Silver Medal Old World Oak Chardonnay

Solstice The Chard-Viognier that goes with everything

Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay - named #3 white in VA

Our Rare Petit Verdot based Rose

Meet Virginia Viognier - the perfect garden party playmate

Then taste 3 more of the most incredible small batch craft wines you'll never find without us on our Dirt Road Wine Tour.  Every day we feature three wines to learn something new ... At Little Washington Winery tastings are different every day!  

Virginia wine like you have never experienced before — in a relaxed atmosphere with fun people and crazy amazing wines!

Home of the Dirt Road Wine Tour ... our tastings are different every day at Little Washington Winery!


Fun & Interesting is our goal - Taste our award winning wines then taste 3 more of the most incredible small batch craft wines you'll never find without us on our Dirt Road Wine Tour. With all the fringe wines we're finding, we promise you'll learn something new about wine every time you visit - a grape you've never tried, a region you need to know about, a hot new wine trend  ... At Little Washington Winery tastings are different every day! 


 Check out our story and our award-winning wines. We're pioneering a new grape to Virginia & have just planted Cornell University's new grape varietal in the backyard.

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Come out and Play! See what events we have coming up. Book a class. Join the Dirt Road Wine Club. Reserve a room at Skyline Vineyard Inn. See what the press is saying about us!

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Foodie-U Wine School

Spend 2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob! We host fun wine ed classes in our seminar rooms every weekend ... Wine Bootcamp, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Cheeseology, How To Pair Dessert & Wine, Triple Threat - Cheese, Chocolate & Wine, The 15 Rules of Perfect Food & Wine Pairing, Blending Wine, Home Winemaking, Choco~Vino Challenge & more!


Click on the Class Calendar to see what's coming up & Come play!


WARNING - Most wineries start out by erecting a pre-fab barn for their tasting room. We went the more expensive route and are converting an existing house. The approach can be a little confusing. Don’t worry - you are not intruding - Drive right up and come play! We’ve got the best wines, the funnest, most educational tasting, the friendliest crew and the most beautiful view in all of Virginia!


BIG BIG NEWS ... We have an Inn in our backyard!

Now you never have to go home! Skyline Vineyard Inn at Little Washington Winery has a tasting room in the basement ... how cool is that? Stay in Wine Country when you come to visit!


We do wine ed classes at the Inn … Sign up for a class to get a sneak peek! Click on the logo to visit the Inn website.



Everybody's talking about Little Washington Winery

"#1 Red Wine in Virginia - George"

"In my opinion one of the best wineries in Virginia"

"Located right in the sweet spot of Virginia Wine Country"

"One of the greatest locations we've seen for a winery"

"One of 8 hottest spots in Virginia Wine Country"

"We LOVED every minute of Wine Bootcamp!"

"1 of the Top 3 Wineries in Virginia"

"Absolutely breath-taking"

"Million Dollar View"


"Carl Henrickson of Little Washington Winery has found the key  ... hard work, and living off the land - with a full frontal view of Old Rag. How bad can that be?" 

Savor Virginia Magazine


"One of the 17 best small towns in the South ... a stroll's distance to the award-winning Little Washington Winery."

Southern Living Magazine


Two articles about us in one magazine: "Unique Bites - A Legendary Chocolate and Wine Experience. There's little doubt why this boutique has multiple awards."

Dine Wine and Stein Magazine

"The Other Washington - Down the street from The Inn at Little Washington I take part in a tasting session at Wine Loves Chocolate that pairs jewel-like chocolate truffles with small-batch artisan wines from Little Washington Winery & other boutique wineries." Where DC Magazine


"Become a bona fide oenophile at Foodie-U Wine School by taking classes like Wine Bootcamp, a two-hour intensive session where you’ll learn advanced wine skills ....

New York Magazine


"One of the most interesting things to do in Northern Virginia? Wine Bootcamp at Little Washington Winery. Become a certified Wine Snob in this unique wine seminar.

Northern Virginia Magazine


Little Washington Winery has smashed Virginia Wine Lover Magazine's "Best" Contest, placing in the top 4 out of 250 wineries in 13 categories.

Virginia Wine Lover Magazine 2016


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

Washingtonian Magazine


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

Chesapeake Home + Living Magazine


#1 Red Wine in Virginia - George; #2 Picnic Spot in Virginia; #3 White Wine in Virginia - Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay

Virginia Wine Lover Magazine 2014


"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


"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


The ultimate Porsche Club Drive & Dine = Wine Bootcamp + The Inn at Little Washington Picnic Basket + panoramic views at Little Washington Winery.

der Vorganger Magazine


"Wining" is OK at Wine Bootcamp ... interesting, entertaining & made me feel at ease with tasting and understanding wine"

Old Town Crier Magazine


#2 Winery in the Region; Best Wine Retail Shop in Virginia - Wine Loves Chocolate; Best Festival - Winestock

Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine 2015


The Virginia Wine Dogs caught on the cover enjoying a sip of Shenandoah Steel "Naked" Chardonnay, on the deck at Little Washington Winery.

NovaDog Magazine