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We're featured in the Fall issue of Chesapeake Home + Living Magazine! We're so excited to have been chosen as 1 of 8 "hottest spots in Virginia wine country"CLICK HERE

We are lovin' the description of our location in the latest issue of Viva Tysons Magazine ... “If you look at the VA Wine Map, you see the fat blue line of Skyline Drive. That eastern slope of the Blue Ridge is the sweet spotfor Virginia wines".

It's all about our Dirt Road Wine Tour in the Fall issue of Wine Wedding Magazine. "If you're looking for a unique wine tasting experience Little Washington Winery is the place to go. The tasting is always fun, interesting, educational and different each visit."


We're the closest winery to Thornton Gap Entrance at Milepost 31.5 on the Skyline Wine Trail!




We're located at

72 Christmas Tree Lane Washington Virginia 22747



Tasting Room Hours

Friday thru Sunday


Monday and Thursday please call 540-987-8330 and we will be glad to open by appointment

Visit our Website


Did you know? Our entire collection of Dirt Road wines are now right at your fingertips!Go ahead 'n SHOP!



We will be open 11am-5pm this Monday - January 21st - for Martin Luther King Day

Come out for a serene Virginia Wine Country drive

We'll follow all the Inauguration happenings on the big screen.


Purty please .... take one minute & vote for us ... ends January 31st



Please, please, please ... take one minute and vote for us as the best winery in Virginia Living's Best in Virginia Poll. They have us in the central category even though we are in Northern Virginia on the wine map. Vote both places for us - yeah! that's the ticket!! Click on the blue image to vote.


If you want to have oysters - a plate of 10 oysters is $15

If you want to pair them with the 3 award-winning oyster pairing wines

you can do all 3 in 2 oz samplers or enjoy a full glass of one (6 oz) for $7

Click here to Rsvp so that we can harvest enough oysters!


WINE IMMERSION BOOTCAMP - Jan 19 11am-1:30pm

11am is FULL. We have added a second session starting at 2:30pm.


Spend 2-1/2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine geek. Guaranteed. This session is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. We'll discuss:

Wine 101 Cooking with wine Tiny bubbles vs Big Bubbles Chocolate Pairing What to do with the cork they hand you in a restaurant  How to pair food with wine  The Geography of Wine  What are Legs?"Corked" Simulator Home Winemaking Establish a Baseline Little known Wine Regions VinoLingoSelecting good wine from walls & walls of nebulous bottles The Wine Geek Quiz Does the shape of glass really matter? Achieving Aeration Perfection Three Blind Bordeauxs Molecular Pairing Tasting Room Etiquette What's your Wine Profile? Aroma TherapyVirginia versus The World Cheeseology ...  

Get in on bootcamp (a $30 session) for just $15 (57% savings) at Little Washington Winery.

Bootcamp does not include lunch. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch and we'll have fun pairing the perfect glass of wine for you. Or plan to order the soup or salami platters we provide here.

WHAT DIRT ROAD WINE CLUB MEMBERS GET ... yup - they are so spoiled!

  • They get to design their own perfect Wine Club
  • They get a set of free Riedel glasses when they join
  • They get Free Tastings (always different) or a free glass of wine when they visit
  • They get an incredible price and the most surprising handcrafted wines in the world in their club batches
  • They get the most gorgeous winery view  in Virginia
  • They get invited to private vetting taste-offs of the most incredible artisan wines on the planet
  • They get Free access to lots of kewl events at our place and other places we are doing events
  • They get hospitality suites when we do events
  • They get 10% off every purchase
  • They get to earn free wine (some never have to pay for vino again)

NEW STARGAZER SERIES - Jan. 21: CloseMoon/Jupiter Conjunction

Have you seen our pitch black night sky? We have no city lights here to inhibit stargazing delights. Please feel free to bring your telescopes out for Stargazing events. They do happen once or twice a month. Watch our calendar for dates.

Jan. 21: CloseMoon/Jupiter Conjunction

For North Americans, this is a real head-turner. A waxing gibbous moon, 78% illuminated, will pass within less than a degree to the south of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. (For reference, your closed fist held out at arm's length covers 10 degrees of the sky.) These two bright luminaries will make their closest approach high in the evening sky for all to see. What’s even more interesting is that this will be the closest moon-Jupiter conjunction until the year 2026! Amazing Photos: Jupiter and the Moon





Click here to SHOP ONLINE for these incredibly validated artisan wines! The Dirt Road Wine Shop is ONLINE!Check out the tasting notes and stories about all of the wines we have added to the Dirt Road collection.




It's our own little game of SURVIVOR!

First - Andrew, Chief Wino, sommelier extraordinaire & all around fanatic of finding the world's most incredible artisan wines goes looking along dirt roads all over the place. He finds great wines and he brings them right here ... in batches of 25-30 bottles.

Then - we invite the Dirt Road Wine Club over & conduct a vetting taste-off. It's a hard job finding the world's most incredible small-batch wines but somebody's got to do it! Club members taste them all. They vett them. They pair them. They rank them 1-10. They write brutal comments about every wine.

#3 - If a wine makes it through the club taste-off with an overwhelming 9 or 10 in the tally all of the club members get a full bottle to pair with their dinner and vet again.

#4 - Club members vote ... just like that show, Survivor ... dirt road wines get voted on or off of the island.

When a wine gets inducted into the club we keep it in stock because we know you will fall in love with it, want it and have a very hard time finding it anywhere (but here) again.

You can pick up your order at the winery or have it shipped directly to your door.

Soup's On ...

We're excited about

our new Soupspot!

We have partnered with a restaurant to provide a couple of choices of soup every weekend. They make them and bring them here. We sell them at $5 per bowl until they're gone. Different selections every day.

Enjoy Soup & Bread + a glass of wine for only $12. It's the perfect lunch or game snack!

Also on the menu ... our famousBest Salami & Cheese platter in VirginiaHummus & Cracker plateSnack Mix & Gourmet Chips 'n Glaze


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Come play! Getting here is half the fun - it's the prettiest drive in the State, within one hour of Washington DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Leesburg, Reston ... 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Fairfax, Chantilly ... 40 minutes from Loudoun County and Harrisonburg ... 35 minutes from Manassas and Winchester ... about 25 minutes from Gainesville, Warrenton, Front Royal, Culpeper and Luray ... just a couple of minutes from locals in Rappahannock County.

Bring the dogs. Bring the kids! Bring a picnic and come relax for awhile. We can't wait to show you this gorgeous farm!


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