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 and Distilleries of The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail™
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(Wineries are listed approximately North to South.)
Catoctin Creek Distillery
Catoctin Creek is completing their new distillery and tasting room and we will be the exclusive cigar vendor in their tasting room.
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/
Hidden Brook Winery
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
Veramar has 15 wines that are ranked 85 or higher by Wine Enthusiast. Great wines and great wine and cigar pairings. http://www.veramar.com.
Three Fox Vineyards
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/
Holly Grove Vineyards
Pairings – Located on a cove off of the Chesapeake Bay, Holly Grove has some beautiful and secluded places to hide away with a bottle of wine and paired cigars. Holly Grove has a full selection of cigars that are perfect matches for their wines. http://www.hollygrovevineyards.com/
DeVault Family Vineyards
20 minutes from Appomattox on 32 acres that include a tennis court, pool, volley ball and now Panacea Cigars. http://www.devaultvineyards.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/
Attimo 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://www.attimowinery.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/