More than 30 destinations comprise the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Looping around the perimeter of Shenandoah National Park, the self-guided trek highlights excellent beer, wine, dining, and places to stay.
Driving the Loop
Stretching from Front Royal to Stanley, the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop can incorporate Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park or make a circle around it, hitting Luray on 340 and Little Washington on 522.
Let someone else do the driving when you book a Whisky Wine Excursion from Shenandoah National Park. Only available early May through mid-November, the Excursion includes stops at Copper Fox Distillery, Gadino Cellars, and Quieveremont. Tasting fees are not included in the rate ($55 per person).
Three distilleries, seven wineries, and three breweries dot the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop. We do not suggest you drive the loop and imbibe the entire way. Oh, no, no. Rather, designate a driver and experience the loop over multiple days to sample all that’s available.
- Copper Fox Distillery
- Chester Gap Cellars
- DuCard Vineyards
- Dida’s Distillery
- Front Royal Brewing Company
- Gadino Cellars
- Hawksbill Brewing Company
- Hopkins Ordinary Ale Works
- Quievremont Winery
- Rappahannock Cellars
- River Hill Distillery
- Sharp Rock Vineyards
- Wisteria Farm and Vineyard
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There are many lodging options along the Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop. Choose from the resorts within Shenandoah National Park, the timber frame cabins of Shadow Mountain Escape, multiple B&Bs, or renowned Inn at Little Washington.
Connect the Dots
- Copper Fox Whisky Package at Gay Street Inn
- Stay the Night at Sharp Rock Vineyards
- Dida’s Distillery is on the grounds of Rappahannock Cellars; two for one!
- The Inn at Little Washington is a Michelin 3-star restaurant and luxurious accommodation.
- The Mimslyn Inn in Luray offers comfortable lodging options and two restaurants – Circa ’31 and the Speakeasy.
- When in season, staying within Shenandoah National Park makes dining in the park a breeze. Both Big Meadow Lodge and Skyland have on-site restaurants, and both boast incredible views.
Find more details to plan your Blue Ridge Whisky Wine Loop experience, head to https://www.blueridgewhiskeywineloop.com/whisky-wine-loop/.
Header Image: Copper Fox Distillery at Sunset