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Little Washington Winery

72 Christmas Tree Lane

Washington Virginia

Open Fri-Sun 11am-6pm

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We're open for walk-in tastings every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm

We also host lots of fun classes during the day in our seminar rooms.

If you'd like to take a class please see our class calendar to the left

and click through for tickets and seat reservations

 

Foodie-U Wine School

Classes especially designed for food and wine enthusiasts!

Each class is a 1 - 2 hour exploration of a specific topic.

They're fun. They're unpretentious. They're "straight talk in plain English"

all about pairing, exploring and enjoying food and wine. Come play!

 

All of our Classes cost $40 - all tickets/vouchers/gift cards are good for any class.

Please select one date that you really do plan to attend.

Tickets are not refundable and last minute cancellations cannot be rescheduled due to catering purchases.

If you can give us 72 hours notice that you need to cancel we can allow you to reschedule.

IMPORTANT FAQ - Classes are cancelled for lack of participation (bring friends).

Sessions require a minimum of 8 participants in order for us to make special catering and wine purchases.

If a class is cancelled, participants will be notified on Thursday before the weekend.

INVALID CODE? - If you purchase a ticket from anywhere other than this website

it could take a day or so to have your code loaded into our system so you can reserve seats.

If you get invalid code in the booking process, email us and we will get your code loaded ASAP.

 

Wine Bootcamp - We could call this Wine 301 - an advance class on all the basics of wine. Spend 2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and all the tidbits about wine nobody will tell you. The session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich, a chocolate pairing session & the Dirt Road Wine Tour.

Saturday & Sunday 11am

Some Saturdays  2:30pm

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Around The World in 80 Minutes - Working toward your masters - Get to know the finest wine regions in the world and why they are what they are. We'll take you on an incredible journey of wine without ever needing to apply for a visa! Learn to tell your steens from your pinotages, your left bank from your right, the world's masterpieces of wine, the healthiest wines on the planet and the hottest new emerging wine regions. Prepare to proclaim oooh-la-la as we explore the world of wine in this 80 minute geography class.

1st Saturday & Sunday

2:30pm

 

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Cheeseology - A delicious, educational and lively seminar on the basics of cheese and wine pairing. You’ll taste cheeses from all 6 categories of cheese with 6 different wines as we discover what makes a cheese and wine pairing successful. You’ll also learn how to choose and serve artisan cheese, how to distinguish different types, and how to taste to get the most from your palate!

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Bordeaux - Guess the $100 bottle - The Bordeaux region of France is the most famous and highly coveted wine region in the world. The Gironde estuary cuts through the center of the region creating two banks: a left bank and a right bank. Come learn your left bank from your right bank as we taste through 8 Bordeauxs. Proclaim ooo-la-la as we discover the differences in favorite Bordeauxs.

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Dessert & Wine - Is it possible to pair desserts with wine? Better be careful, some of these flavors are in definite conflict. While you may be hard pressed to find anyone upset with the wrong wine & dessert pairing (it is wine and dessert after all) it is nice to show off a little knowledge when entertaining guests. Come try desserts and wines and learn why some do and some do definitely not go well together.

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Taste The Dirt - Terroir is how a particular region's climate, soils and aspect (terrain) affect the taste of wine. Terroir is one of the most used and least understood wine words. It's time to know what this overused word really means, because its actually kind of useful. Join us for an eye-opening tasting session to learn about dirt. (No we won't be actually tasting dirt, promise).

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Lets Talk About Chocolate - We love chocolate as much as you do, but we became obsessed, sought out the world's best chocolate, opened a chocolate tasting room and headed straight to the nearest cacao plantation to learn about its fascinating history and the journey from bean-to-bar. From its beginnings in the Amazon Orinoco Basin, to its prominence in European culture, and finally, to its modern place in the hearts of people worldwide, chocolate has had quite a journey. Come taste a lot of chocolate with us while we discuss our findings.

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South Africa Wine - South Africa’s time to shine on the wine stage has definitely arrived. A significant proportion of the best South African wines today were not being made in 2000. Come take a survey of wines and varietals from a land of stunning beauty; Learn your steens from your pinotages; explore the world of emerging South Africa wines.

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Triple Threat Chocolate Cheese & Wine - The class we never attempt all at once ... the triple threat challenge. We'll taste all of our favorites: cheeses and chocolates and wines together to see what it does to our palate. Somebody's got to do it right? Learning how to appreciate flavors, as well as being able to pair them well, is a most enjoyable hobby.

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The World of Malbecs - Once every decade or so a wine grape comes along that transcends region, winery, or even common sense to become a brand unto itself. Malbec has now joined that illustrious club of brand unto-itself varietals. We will taste and compare eight Malbec wines from around the world, and discover the similarities and differences in aromas, flavors, and food pairing ability.

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Virginia Versus The World - Virginia wineries continue to gain national and international recognition. Join us for a Virginia Versus The World™ taste-off, as we put Virginia wines head to head with other world class wines in a blind comparison tasting.

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How to Achieve Perfect Food and Wine Pairings

Although sipping on award-winning wines is a delight, once you bring food into the equation the experience moves to an extraordinary level of discovery. Experience a fun, educational, and delectable Food and Wine pairing class. You will learn how to appreciate your palate and pair wines – spanning from whites and rosés, to reds, dry, bubbly or sweet – with six exquisite savory and sweet food selections.

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Aromas of Wine - The Sommelier Challenge - What is the difference between a wine’s aroma and its bouquet? A wine’s aroma is its distinctive smell, scent or odor. Its bouquet is its complex and layered set of aromas. Start making greater use of your nose and, I promise, you will discover a whole different world! Follow me with a glass of your favorite wine in hand, as we explore the pleasures of using our olfactory system – especially as it pertains to wine!

 

 

Dirt Road Wine Club Vetting Taste-Off

Club Members Only - It's time to find the most incredible wines that'll never be found without us! Our somm, Andrew, is coming home with a bundle of incredible wine finds. Now its our turn to put them through the wringer and judge them all in the Dirt Road Wine Club Vetting Taste-Off. Club members will judge 17 new wines and narrow them down to 3 incredible wines that will move forward to possible induction to our Dirt Road Wine Tour. Somebody's got to do it, right???

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May 7th at 2pm

Don't forget to use your club code

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Foodie U for 2 Gift Card  - Gift Certificate for 2 people to attend any class offered at Little Washington Winery or the Wine Loves Chocolate shops. Not refundable. Redeemable only for seminars. Not redeemable for products.

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#1 Red Wine in Virginia - George

#2 Picnic Spot in Virginia

#3 White Wine in Virginia Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay

Virginia Wine Lover Magazine

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

Chesapeake Home + Living Magazine

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

Washingtonian Magazine

"Wining" is OK at Wine Bootcamp!

I learned a ton at Wine Bootcamp. The instructors were interesting, entertaining & made me feel at ease with tasting and understanding wine"

Old Town Crier 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

"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

#2 Winery in the Region

Best Wine Retail Shop in Virginia

Wine Loves Chocolate

Best Festival - Winestock

Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine

The Virginia Wine Dogs caught on the cover of Novadog Magazine enjoying a sip of the #3 white wine in Virginia, Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay, on the deck at Little Washington Winery.

NovaDog Magazine

The ultimate Potomac Porsche Club Drive & Dine = Wine Bootcamp + The Inn at Little Washington Picnic Basket & the panoramic Blue Ridge deck at Little Washington Winery.

der Vorganger Magazine

Little Washington Winery  |  72 Christmas Tree Lane  |  Washington VA 22747   |  540-987-8330   |   Open Friday Saturday Sunday 11am-6pm