Back in 2005, brothers Mark and Bruce Zurschmiede planted grapes with the vision that it would become a significant winery, an extension of their family's 200-acre Great Country Farms in Bluemont. In 2007, the brothers, along with best friends Bob and Kevin Rupy, opened Bluemont, offering a broad selection of pure Virginia wines. Top labels feature farm animals (paying tribute to the agricultural roots) such as The Goat, The Cow, The Pig, and The Ram.
Make your way into the tasting room and observation deck to enjoy the wines, along with an assortment of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, dips, oils, bread—or ask about their specials (only offered on Saturday and Sunday). At the same time, bask in this hella cool view of the Loudoun countryside from 951 feet above sea level on the slopes of the Blue Ridge. On a clear day, you're able to see the top of the Washington Monument 60 miles to the east.