We thought ahead and packed some mimosas for the drive out.
First stop: Corcoran Vineyards
Corcoran teamed up with Monks BBQ to offer a variety of unique lunch offerings. The Carolina Pulled Pork and Ribs dipped in sauces made from Virginia wines is delicious. I can't stop thinking about those yummy fried pickles.
The trip wouldn't be complete without a taste of what's brewing at the Corcoran Brewing Company. My favorite was the Padawan Pumpkin. They use pumpkins from local farms, honey and traditional pumpkin pie spices to make this fall favorite.
Next stop: Hillsborough Vineyards
Hillsborough Vineyards has breathtaking views of the hills with the colors of the autumn leaves. Hillsborough Vineyards is a family owned vineyard and winery specializing in the small batch production of complex wines that are in harmony with Virginia. They have great outdoor seating.
Last stop: Sunset Hills Vineyard
Sunset Hills has the most beautiful tasting room Amish restored historic barn. The vineyard also offers spectacular mountain and sunset views and patio seating.
So grab your friends and replicate this trip. There's still plenty of lovely fall weekends to enjoy.
Special thank you to Visit Loudon for organizing such an amazing trip.