Want to go wine tasting in Virginia? We visited Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Here’s a review of our tasting and visit!
For years, like clockwork, I drove to Virginia each summer to visit my friend Cynthia.
And each year, without fail, we took the commuter train into Washington DC, and spent one day wandering the Smithsonian museums.
We would visit the National Art Gallery for glimpses of Monet and Van Gogh, the Hirshorn for the sometimes inspiring, sometimes giggle-inducing modern art, and the United States Botanic Garden for the orchids.
Each year, I’d insist on visiting the Julia Child exhibit in the National American History Museum.
Finally, at the end of the day, we’d ride the train home exhausted, and look forward to wine tasting.
There was always wine tasting– usually at the Barboursville Vineyards.
And then– life moved on, got busier, and my trips to Virginia came to a screeching halt.
Happily, this summer that changed.
I packed a bag, hopped on a plane, and headed back to Virginia.
This time, we headed to the gorgeous (and much closer) Lake Anna Winery for wine tasting.
Visiting Lake Anna Winery
Lake Anna Winery is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, just outside Lake Anna State Park, and is one of the stops on Virginia’s Heart of Virginia Wine Trail.
The tasting included samples of ten different wines for $8 a person (as of July 2019) and (despite what I read on some online reviews) did not include the wine glass.
Our tasting included three dry white wines, three dry red wines, and four sweet wines (including an extra-sweet ice wine).
The wines ranged in price from $16 – $32 a bottle, or $8 – $9 a glass.
My favorite wine at the Lake Anna Vineyard was their Petit Verdot— a dry, 3-year-old red wine aged in a French oak barrel, and I was able to buy a glass of the wine to sip on as I wandered around the vineyards.
Need directions to the vineyard? Click here for the address and hours.
The vineyards were gorgeous, the staff was incredibly friendly, and I loved that there were tables both inside and outside where you could relax with wine and snacks.
Lake Anna Winery was a fun stop, and I’m excited to check more Virginia vineyards on my next visit.
What’s your favorite vineyard in Virginia? Let me know in the comments!