What better place to highlight the synergy between cigars and wine than Virginia, the birthplace of the American tobacco industry, the new home of one of the fastest growing wine producing regions in the country, and a Wine Enthusiast Top 5 Wine Travel Destination for 2012.
Drinking wine and smoking cigars are similar aesthetics, marrying a combination of sensations; the bouquet of the wine, the room aroma of the cigar, the feel of a dry wine or a full smoke in your mouth or the complex flavors of either and both playing on your palate. Combine that with the camaraderie that goes along with the enjoyment of both and you describe the foundation for The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail.
The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail highlights those wineries that promote and cater to this shared aesthetic.
The Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries of The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail™
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(Locations are listed approximately North to South.)
Republic of Floyd
The Republic of Floyd has a fabulous wine and craft beer selection and now a full line of Panacea Cigars in one of our custom humidors. Use “Geranimals for Cigars” to help you find the perfect pairing, find a nice bench and enjoy the Blue Ridge. It’s what we do.
Catoctin Creek Distillery
Pairings – Catoctin Creek® Distilling Company was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. We are located in Purcellville, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley. Loudoun County, often called D.C.’s Wine Country, is home to more than twenty vineyards and wineries, and it now has a distillery. http://catoctincreekdistilling.com/
Pairings – Backroom Brewery is a boutique farm brewery nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. We began as a herb farm, growing culinary and medicinal herbs for the garden center trade.
Pairings – Notaviva is unique for their wine and music pairings. Now we add cigars to the mix. A unique and beautiful experience.
Pairings – Doug Fabbioli has a selection of wonderfully complex wines that pair beautifully with cigars and two fire pits that are the perfect setting for enjoying the combination. http://www.fabbioliwines.com/
Loudoun Valley Vineyards
The Barns at Hamilton Station
Pairings – Beautifully restored buildings and barns including a Cigar Cave that is a great place to smoke a cigar and drink a glass of wine in the cooler months. http://www.thebarnsathamiltonstation.com
Bogati Bodega and Vineyard
Three Fox Vineyards
Little Washington Winery
Carl and Donna Henrickson currently (2014) offer the #1 Virginia Red Wine and the #3 Virginia White Wine according to Virginia Wine Lover Magazine. They now offer a full selection of cigars to complement them and their other fine wines. Welcome to the club! http://www.littlewashingtonwinery.com/
Ducard Vineyards and Winery (Affiliate Member)
Pairings – Ducard’s new winemaker has added another level of complexity and elegant flavors to the already tasty wines of Ducard Winery. Come spend the day in one of Virginia’s two greenest wineries sitting at the base of Old Rag Mountain with a bottle of wine and a great cigar pairing. http://www.ducardvineyards.com/
Potomac Point Winery
Pairings – The Potomac Point wines have a subtle complexity that create marvelous pairings with an equally complex and subtle cigar. The patio is lovely with a rock fireplace and space heaters for you winter smokers. Home of “Humidor Hill”. http://www.potomacpointwinery.com/
Rogers Ford Farm Winery
Pairings – More than a small, artisan farm winery in Sumerduck, VA, Rogers Ford venture into treats not found in most Virginia wineries like Brandy and sherry-style wines, wine-filled cherries, and sparkling wines. You will find their selection impressive, their wines innovative and complex and their cigars —- OURS! . http://www.rogersfordwine.com/
Wisdom Oaks Winery
Wisdom Oaks is beautiful wines, beautiful surroundings, expansive ideas and the energy to bring them to fruition. Love having them as neighbors! http://www.wisdomoakwinery.com/
Ramulose Ridge Vineyards
Pairings – Come for the wine, stay for the view. A brand new winery with lovely wines, a great space, the best selection of Panacea Cigars in the area and a lady that is passionate about her cigar smoking. We love our lady cigar smokers. http://www.ramuloseridgevineyards.com/
Pairings – Whitebarrel is dedicated to celebrating the everyday moments of life; their wines are named after them. You will find very interesting wine styles, flavors that will entice and entrance, and a new 4 Seasons Porch this fall for cigar smokers. http://whitebarrel.com/
Sans Soucy Vineyards
Pairings – Located in the heart of tobacco country, Sans Soucy has embraced the cigar/wine aesthetic, with wines grown and aged on a converted tobacco farm imparting a hint of tobacco flavors to selected wines. You will love their tasting room, a converted tobacco sorting shed. http://www.sanssoucyvineyards.com/
Rosemont Vineyards –
Pairings – Our Southern Virginia wineries are a tribute to the tobacco heritage in Virginia. Rosemont uses a unique gravity feed winery that reflects the Rose family approach to a minimalistic approach to their wines http://www.rosemontofvirginia.com/