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Loudoun’s 2011

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22 Mountain View 30 Willow Hawk

Spring Farm Tour


Hiddencroft 5

9 Notaviva Meadow Fox


1 Grandale 21
Tarara 11

May 21 & 22
Corcoran
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2 Doukenie 693 6 Lost
Creek

10 AM – 4 PM 24
Chicama
Run
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Loudoun 4 Fabbioli
Reserve Champion Merino yearling.
7 Valley Heiders 16 Photo by Martha Polkey
Stoneybrook 12 26 Temple
Farmer Hall

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Visit Loudoun
Catoctin Creek Ballentine
et to know Loudoun’s rural community by spending a Loudoun Nursery 20
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Sunset
Hills Sweet Home
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weekend in the country during the Spring Farm Tour 23 Petals and Hedges 112 G South Street, SE
17 Ivandale
May 21-22. Then visit again and again, throughout Market Station
Ellmore’s 12 4 Mercantile Master Gardeners
19 Leesburg
the spring and summer. Field fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers (703) 771-2170 ext. 11
and plants, grown by farmers you know and trust, are sold
throughout the growing season direct on the farm and at area Dry Mill 3

Farmers Markets. Purchasing farm-fresh products from


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Loudoun farmers is an investment in your community and Lincoln Equestrian 18
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helps preserve Loudoun’s rich agricultural heritage! Al’s Orchids

For up-to-date Farm Tour information, visit Philomont 5 Willowcroft 13

www.loudounfarms.org 11 East Lynn

Alpacas of Middleburg 2
Baileywyck 4 14 Fields of Athenry
1 Al’s Orchid Greenhouse 9 Farm Museum
Clyde’s 2
204 Masons Lane, Leesburg
(703) 771 · 7753 (Al Pickrel & David Clark) 3 Ayrshire
www.orchidexchange.com
Check website for regular hours of operation.
Home
What better way to welcome spring Farm
than spending time in the company of 3
beautiful tropical orchids in this 3,000
square foot greenhouse? Learn all you 28 Wagenburg 15
need to know to take some home and Gibson
enjoy orchids in your own home.
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 15S. At the
second light south of the bypass turn left onto
6 Butterfly Hill
Rt. 621 (Evergreen Mill Road). Turn right onto Farm, Fiber & Fashion
Masons Lane. The greenhouse will be on the left. 14566 Nina Court, Waterford
(703) 475 · 2978 (Gerry & Catie Dutcher)
www.alpacanation.com/butterfly.asp
10 DeBaggio’s Herb Farm
2 Alpacas of Middleburg Regularly open by appointment only. and Nursery DeBaggio’s 10
at Flowing Fleece Farm 43494 Mountain View Drive, Chantilly 14 Fields of
Touch an alpaca! Due to unique handling
21067 St. Louis Road, Middleburg methods, the alpacas at Butterfly Hill are (703) 327 · 6976 (Francesco DeBaggio) Athenry Farm
(540) 687 · 5146 (Keith & Dorri Bryan) very comfortable around people so you can www.debaggioherbs.com
www.alpacasofmiddleburg.com get up close and personal with these lovely 38082 Snickersville Turnpike,
The gourmet gardener can choose from Purcellville
Open to the public only during animals. A boutique alpaca farm dedicated a selection of herbs, vegetables, peren- (703) 300 · 5765 (Elaine Boland)
the Spring Farm Tour. to growing and marketing the finest alpaca nials and annuals not typically found in www.fieldsofathenryfarm.com
We are a family-owned farm, just outside fiber. Alpacas are for sale and stud service other nurseries. Visit us and see why
to champion alpacas. Quality yarn and Regularly open Thursday-Saturday,
of historic Middleburg, where our numer- our family-run nursery has gained a 11 AM-6:30 PM.
ous champion, blue ribbon alpacas roam. fashion accessories made from our own nationwide reputation for quality plants.
fiber are available. See handling demonstra- Fields of Athenry is a working livestock Loudoun County Department of
We specialize in setting up first time Over 100,000 plants are grown in our
tions as well as spinning, weaving, carding farm located between Purcellville and Economic Development
alpaca owners. With no known allergies, greenhouses each spring for our loyal
alpaca clothing is commonly said to be demonstrations (weather permitting) customers. Tour our herb display garden. Middleburg. We supply our customers with
and many other educational displays.
1 Harrison Street, MSC #63
the finest clothing product known. We a fresh supply of free-range, pasture-raised
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 621 (Evergreen
antibiotic and hormone free beef, pork, lamb Leesburg VA 20175
welcome you to see for yourself. Training Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W to Rt. 9 Mill Road) east until it ends at Rt. 606. Turn right,
and handling demonstrations will be on- exit. Follow Rt. 9 to Rt. 287N. Turn right on John and poultry. Popular products include our (703) 777 · 0426
go approximately 1 mile, turn left on Rt. 50 (John
going via video. Don’t forget your camera! Wolford Road one mile north of Rt. 9. Follow Mosby Hwy). Go 2 miles and turn right on Rt. 742 signature Thanksgiving Turkeys, kielbasa
John Wolford for about 2 miles to Nina Court. (Poland Road) at the Sheetz gas station. Go 1⁄2 and lamb sausage, chicken, steaks, ground
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 15S to Gilberts
Corner. Turn right on Rt. 50. Go through the
Farm is on the right at the bottom of the hill. mile and turn right on Mountain View Drive. beef, pork chops, lamb chops and more. 18 Lincoln Equestrian Center
town of Middleburg, and then go approximately Directions: From Leesburg follow Rt. 7, take 18717 Lincoln Road, Purcellville
2 miles. Turn right on St. Louis Road (Rt. 611) Rt. 15 South/Warrenton exit. Right on Rt. 744/ (540) 338 · 0606 (Roger Lafaille)
and go 4.8 miles to farm on the left.
7 Catoctin Creek 11 East Lynn Farms Lime Kiln Road. At stop, stay straight onto Regularly open 8 AM-5 PM.
Distilling Company 19955 Airmont Road, Round Hill Snickersville Turnpike to 38082.
Stop by to see the class A facility, includ-
37251-C East Richardson Lane, Purcellville (202) 857 · 8939 (Georgia C. Ravitz)
3 Ayrshire Farm (540) 751 · 8404 (Scott & Rebecca Harris) pjbasser@gmail.com
ing the 24 stall equestrian center.
21846 Trappe Road, Upperville www.catoctincreek.com Open to the public only during
15 Gibson Farm Directions: From Purcellville go 2.7
(540) 592 · 7018 Regularly open M-F, 8 AM-1 PM, the Spring Farm Tour. 23718 New Mountain Road, Aldie miles south of the traffic light on Maple
Sat/Sun by appointment. (202) 857 · 8939 (Georgia C. Ravitz) Street/Route 722 and Main Street.
www.ayrshirefarm.com East Lynn is one of Loudoun’s oldest working
Open to the public only during Open to the public only during
Visit the first family-owned micro-distillery farms. It was started in 1869 as a dairy farm
the Spring Farm Tour. the Spring Farm Tour.
in Loudoun since before Prohibition. by Bushrod Lynn, a Virginia State Senator. 19 Loudoun County
An 800-acre certified organic and humane See this working distillery in produc- After lying dormant for a decade, it is being Gibson Farm is located on Virginia’s rolling MasterGardener Volunteers’
farm dating back to 1821. Ayrshire Farm is tion, including a 400-liter custom-made farmed once again for hay, cattle and sheep. hills at the base of the Bull Run Mountains.
committed to traditional farming values Kothe still and condenser. Tours highlight East Lynn is 143 acres and lies between It is an excellent example of a 19th century Demonstration Garden
and specializes in rare and endangered the process of making distilled spirits, the beautiful Bull Run and Blue Ridge working farm as nearly all of the original Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg
livestock breeds and heirloom fruits including fermentation, distillation, Mountains with breathtaking views of each. buildings of the farm, including the farm- (703) 771 · 5838 (Debbie Dillion)
and vegetables. Ayrshire Farm products aging and bottling. High quality organic Directions: From Leesburg take Route 15 house, remain as they were during the www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org
are available for purchase at the Home spirits and liqueurs are our passion. towards Gilbert’s Corner. Take a right at 1800’s. Situated on 92 breathtaking acres, Regular work days: Tuesday & Thursday,
Farm Store in Middleburg and served at Directions: From Rt. 7W, take the Rt. 287 Gilbert’s Corner and pass through the town Gibson Farm also houses a historic grave- 9 AM-noon; open to the public daily,
Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville. exit towards Purcellville, then right onto Hirst of Aldie until Snickersville Turnpike. Stay on yard where many members of the family dawn-dusk.
Road. Follow 1.2 miles, turn right onto Hatcher Snickersville Turnpike for about 5 miles until that ran the Aldie Mill are buried, along
Directions: From Middleburg, follow
Airmont Road. Take left at Airmont Road and Master Gardeners grow and maintain an
Rt. 50W through Upperville. Turn Right on Avenue which becomes Purcellville Road. with, what are believed to be, the slaves
travel for about 2 miles until East Lynn Farms. organic garden that includes vegetables, fruit,
Tr. 619/Trappe Rd. Go 1.4 miles just past Turn left onto E. Nichols Lane, then right on E. that worked the farm prior to the Civil War.
Richardson. We are on the left, next to Saville’s.
ornamentals and turf. Special theme gar-
the entrance of Ayrshire Farm. On the right Directions: From Leesburg take Route 15 towards dens include a Heritage garden, a Children’s
will be parking in the front pasture. Hay Gilbert’s Corner. Take a right at Gilbert’s Corner
wagons will transport you to the farm. 12 Ellmore’s Garden Center toward the town of Aldie. New Mountain Road
garden, a Shade garden, a Wedding garden
8 Chicama Run, LLC and a Butterfly garden. A composting dem-
(The Best Kept Secret in Hamilton!) is the second left and continue up the road for
onstration area is used for teaching and
14809 Purcellville Road, Purcellville about one mile. Gibson Farm will be on your left.
4 Baileywyck Farms 86 North Reid Street, Hamilton creating compost that is used in the garden
(540) 668 · 9828 (Joseph & Dana Sacco) (540) 338 · 7760 (Harry & Barbara Ellmore) beds. A pergola classroom area included in
21197 St. Louis Road, Middleburg www.chicamarun.com the garden is used to provide information for
(540) 687 · 6097 (Lisa & Alan Iantosca) Regularly open March-November,
Regularly open 10 AM-5 PM, 7 days a week. 16 Heiders Farm Market Master Gardener Volunteers and the public.
www.goldendreamsriding.com Saturdays, 10 AM-3 PM. Spring marks the 39th year of Ellmore’s 14917 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg
Regularly open by appointment only to Garden Center growing for you. Stop in (703) 779 · 7715 (Albert Heider) On Saturday, 11 AM–1 PM, the Garden to Table
We are a small family farm celebrating our and you will find an outstanding selection Team will hold workshops: “Bugs in the
accommodate camp/trip schedules. 6th year! Come and see goats, cows, pigs, Regularly open daily
of annuals and the first ever black petunia, April-November, 9 AM-5 PM. Garden”, “Planting and Transplanting Seeds
“Golden Dreams” is a Therapeutic Riding ducks and of course our 800+ chickens. perennials, herbs and our famous gera- and Seedlings”, and “Maintaining a Vegetable
Center dedicated to enriching the lives We will be serving lunch of our very own niums. This year, we have Proven Winner Owner-operated farm market full of Garden Through the Summer.” Garden activi-
of children and adults with disabilities grass-fed and finished Angus burgers and “Pretty Much Picasso”. For instant color, local produce from our farm. You will ties for the children will also be featured.
through interaction with horses. Please our pasture-raised pork sausage grillers. try one of our showy combo pots or hang- find jams, jellies, home baked pies, sea-
Directions: From downtown Leesburg take Rt. 15
come and watch our riders, horses and This spring come out, feed the chickens, ing baskets. Vegetable gardeners will find sonal flowers and vegetable plants. business north. Turn left into Ida Lee Park, within
volunteers having the time of their lives! gather your own eggs and even enjoy a over 38 varieties of tomatoes, including Directions: From Leesburg, travel 15N for the park, turn right and follow the road to the barn.
Also, learn how you can help keep this pony ride. Don’t forget your cooler, as Heirlooms for that old fashioned tomato 5 miles, the market is on the left. Immediately past the barn, turn right into a gravel
very worthwhile program running. we will have a full selection of beef, pork taste and peppers from sweet to hot. parking lot. The Demonstration Garden is located
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 15S to and chicken available to take home. to the right of the town rental garden plots, at the
Directions: Rt. 7W to Hamilton, right on
Gilberts Corner, turn right on Rt. 50. Go Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W to North Reid, 7 houses on the right.
17 Ivandale Farm bottom of the hill, directly in front of the farmhouse.
through Middleburg, once through the town go the Rt. 9 exit towards Charles Town. Follow
approximately 2 miles. Turn right on St. Louis
16960 Ivandale Road, Hamilton
Rt. 9 for 6 miles to right onto Purcellville Road,
Road (Rt. 611). Go 4.6 miles to farm on the left. go about 1 1⁄4 miles to farm on the left. 13 Farmer John’s Fruit &
(571) 344 · 2278 (Frank & Julie Bredimus) 20 Loudoun Nursery—
www.ivandalefarms.com Bellwether Tree Farm
Vegetable Market at Regularly open W/Th/F, 3-6 PM,
5 Ballentine Farm 9 Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm Prosperwell Farm Sat/Mon, 9 AM-5 PM, Sun, 10 AM-5 PM. 16463 Short Hill Road, Purcellville
(540) 338 · 4635 (Louis Nichols)
38777 Old Wheatland Road, Waterford 42920 Broadlands Boulevard, Broadlands 15520 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg Ivandale Farm provides a selection of www.loudounnursery.com
(540) 882 · 4546 (Jim & Debbie Ballentine) (571) 209 · 1200 (703) 777 · 2100 (John J. Whitmore) native and rare species of trees, along with Regularly open by appointment only.
www.ballentinefarm.com www.clydes.com Regularly open mid-June thru more common popular varieties. With over
Regularly open daily during daylight hours. November, 8:30 AM-sunset. 20,000 trees in stock and 400 varieties, Learn about a unique air root pruning
As a unique hands-on educational facil- you are sure to find trees that will add system using containers that enhance
ity, we pride ourselves on preserving the Tour the working garden that includes Prosperwell Farm, purchased in 1843 by beauty and interest to your property. The growth and survivability of our rare and
lifestyle of a small working farm. Summer fresh herbs and heirloom vegetables along the Whitmore family, is a diverse farming nursery is Loudoun’s oldest operating nurs- underused trees. Take a guided tour of
camps, field trips and adult classes are with two recently restored barns. Clyde’s operation under fifth generation super- ery, having begun operations after the Civil the nursery’s growing areas. Lou Nichols,
some of the many activities provided at the Willow Creek Farm’s menus incorporate vision. This spring, we are featuring a War. The property contains an Arboretum the farm owner, will discuss tree varieties
farm for creative learners of all ages. Take this homegrown produce into many of strawberry patch and traditional vegetable planted in the 19th century. The farm has and factors to consider in choosing a tree.
a hayride tour, plant a pumpkin or observe the dishes being served at this classic plantings, using the latest conservation been occupied since the 1730’s with the Equipment used to pot new tree liners will
our animals to learn about the life cycles American inn. Start herbs or heirloom practices. In the summer, we are famous main house having been built in 1819. be demonstrated. Visitors are welcome
and basic care of cows, horses, pigs and seeds to take home or watch a demonstra- for our sweet corn, tree ripened peaches, to walk the farm and picnic in the fields.
poultry. Enjoy homemade ice cream or roast tion on making seedling pots using a pot vine ripened tomatoes, cantaloupes and Directions: Take Rt. 7W to Rt. 9 (Hillsboro exit).
At stop, turn left and go over Rt. 7. At stop, turn Directions: From Rt. 7W, take Rt. 287 toward
a hotdog or marshmallow over our campfire. maker tool and recycled newspapers. Sugar Baby Watermelon. Come enjoy! right onto East Colonial Hwy. Go 3.2 miles and Purcellville, go short distance to right on Hirst
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W, exit Directions: From Rt. 7 take the Claiborne Parkway Directions: From Leesburg go north on turn right on Ivandale Rd. Go 0.6 miles. After Road; follow to right on Rt. 690 (Hillsboro Road);
on Rt. 9W, go 4.5 miles, turn right on Old exit toward Ashburn, go 4.5 miles, turn right onto Route 15 approximately 5 miles. Farm you pass under the overpass, we are the first left on Rt. 711 (Allder School Road); right on
Wheatland Road, 5th driveway on the right. Broadlands Blvd., go 1⁄4 mile to Clyde’s on the right. parking and entrance is on the right. farm on the right with white board fence. Rt. 716 (Short Hill Road); 3rd driveway on left.
21 Meadow Fox Farm 26 Temple Hall Stop by these 10 Sunset Hills Vineyards
13490 Wilt Store Road, Leesburg 15789 Temple Hall Farm Lane, Leesburg
wineries/tasting 38295 Fremont Overlook Lane, Purcellville
(703) 777 · 3171 (Albert and Sheila Heider) (703) 779 · 9372 rooms for special (540) 882 · 4560 (Mike & Diane Cannery)
www.meadowfoxfarm.com (George Tabb, Park Manager) events happening www.sunsethillsvineyard.com
Regularly open M-Thur noon-5 PM,
Regularly open by appointment only. www.nvrpa.org
Regularly open April-November, during Spring Farm Fri, Sat & Sun noon-6 PM.
Pony and produce production. We stand 6 Lost Creek Vineyards
the crossbred stallion “Meadowfox
Tues-Sun, 9 AM-4:30 PM. Tour weekend! Experience a stunning Amish restored his-
Ronaldo” and breed hunter ponies for Visit with and learn about our Heritage & Winery toric barn, set in a pastoral farm setting,
show and pleasure riding. A section Livestock Breeds, including Shropshire 43277 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg with spectacular sunset views. The barn
of the farm is used to raise vegetables Sheep, Belted Galloway Cattle, our Guernsey 1 Corcoran Vineyards (703) 443 · 9836 has 35-foot ethereal ceilings and a warm
and berries for our farm market. Cow Lacey, Darcy the Shire Draft horse, www.lostcreekwinery.com and inviting golden wood interior. Live
as well as many other animals. Both days 14635 Corkys Farm Lane, Waterford music from 2-5 PM, Saturday and Sunday.
Directions: From Leesburg take 15N to Wilt Store Regularly open Thur-Mon, 11 AM-5 PM.
at 1 PM, visitors can learn about draft (540) 882 · 9073
Road/Rt. 664, take a left onto Wilt Store Road www.corcoranvineyards.com Come and listen to live music, admire Directions: From Rt. 7 take the Rt. 287 N/
for 1 mile, Meadow Fox Farm is on the left. animals and how they are used on the Berlin Pike exit, travel 2.6 miles & turn
Regularly open Sat & Sun, noon-5 PM. art work of local artists, browse our gift
farm. Horse drawn wagon rides will be right at Fremont Overlook Ln. Make a
shop, and enjoy some local cheese with
offered starting at 2:30 PM each day. Come see a farm winery offering tastings slight right on Fremont Overlook Lane.
views of the vineyards from our patios,
22 Mountain View Farm Directions: From Leesburg follow Rt. 15N. in a restored 1750’s log cabin by a beauti-
gazebo and pavilion. Take a tour of the
Turn right onto Rt. 661 (Limestone School ful pond. The wine production facility will
11661 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville vineyards and tank room. Enjoy a short
(571) 271 · 2136 (Shawna DeWitt) Road), left after 0.75 mile at park entrance. be open for tours and experience wine
presentation on the many facets of wine
11 Tarara Winery
and herb pairings with our winemaker.
Regularly open by appointment only. making and the order of the process. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg
New wines being released Spring of 2011.
(703) 771 · 7100
Mountain View Farm is a Certified Naturally 27 WeatherLea Farm Directions: From Rt. 9 take Rt. 287N,
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 15N,
www.tarara.com
turn right on Spinks Ferry Road (Rt. 657),
Grown, vegetable and small-scale livestock & Vineyard turn right on John Wolford (Rt. 694), go go 2 miles to winery on the right. Regularly open Mon-Thurs 11-5 PM,
farm located on the Blue Ridge Center 1.5 miles, turn left on Corkys Farm Lane; Fri, Sat & Sun 11-6 PM.
for Environmental Stewardship, a 900- 39595 WeatherLea Farm Lane, follow signs to the tasting room.
acre nature preserve and environmental Lovettsville Tarara is an artisanal producer of world
education center. We raise a wide variety (540) 822 · 5097 7 Loudoun Valley Vineyards class wines. The wines are crafted
of vegetables including many heirlooms. (Pamela & Malcolm Baldwin) 2 Doukenie Winery 38516 Charlestown Pike, Waterford to best showcase their vineyard site;
www.weatherleafarm.com (540) 882 · 3375 several of which are here in Loudoun
Directions: From Leesburg take VA-7 West, take Regularly open by appointment only. 14727 Mountain Road, Purcellville
the VA-9 ramp to Hillsboro/Charles Town, WV. (Bree & Cameron Moore) County, with a couple of others around
(540) 668 · 6464 x 202 (George Bazaco) the Commonwealth. We are passionate
Turn Right on Charles Town Pike/VA-9 W. Slight WeatherLea Farm is a historic farm that www.doukeniewinery.com www.loudounvalleyvineyards.com
right at Harpers Ferry Rd/State Route 671. produces Romney and Merion sheep for wool Regularly open M-F, noon-5 PM, people about the very best wines and
Regularly open daily, 10 AM-6 PM. vineyards. Come taste how the vine-
products, and Cabernet Franc, Viognier and Sat, 11-8 PM, Sun, 11-6 PM.
Malbec grapes for sale to a leading local Visit 500 acres nestled in beautiful yard site affects the style of the wines.
Join us for a relaxing day where you can
23 Petals and Hedges winery. In addition, WeatherLea serves as Loudoun County, offering wine, vine-
embrace the land and the incredible
Taste three single vineyards with some
a lovely venue for weddings between May yards, hay, cattle and horses. Take a Reds and Whites: Nevaeh (our estate
40602 Charles Town Pike, Paeonian Springs hayride through the vineyards to discuss views that inspire our winemaker. We vineyard), Tranquility and Honah Lee.
(540) 882 · 9113 (Morgan Walker) and October and offers “farmstay” B&B specialize in high-quality Bordeaux style
accommodations year-round in a charm- varietals, growth patterns, terrior, and Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 15N to right
www.petalsandhedges.com general farm management techniques. wines and signature blends created by
Regularly open Tuesday-Sunday 9 AM-6 PM ing guest cottage. There will be sheep our California trained winemaker. Live on Rt. 662. Follow 3 miles to driveway on the left.
shearing demonstrations and the Loudoun The owners of this property have recently From MD, take US 15S, left on St. Clair (beside
protected the land forever through a music Saturday, 2-8 PM and Sunday, 2-6
Wedding and event design, garden design, Valley Sheep Producers will be selling its Getty Gas Station). Follow to T-intersection (Lost
PM. Fresh BBQ from Sweet ‘n’ Heat avail-
nursery, heirloom plants, local cut flowers, ever-popular lamb sausage sandwiches. land trust conservation easement. Corner Rd.). Turn left. Tarara is on the left.
able for purchase. Behind the scenes
garden accessories, and organic control Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W to tour of the vineyard, guided tour of the
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W to Rt. 9 exit
products. On Sunday from 10 AM-12 PM, Rt. 9, go toward Hillsboro, you will see the cellar and discussion of the winemak-
Marfé Ferguson Delano, author of Earth
(Charles Town Pike), go 5 miles to right onto to
Rt. 287N. Drive 8 miles to stop sign at 7011 store in Doukenie Winery sign on the right, turn right
12 Village Winery
ing process at noon, 2 PM and 4 PM.
in the Hot Seat: Bulletins from a Warming Lovettsville. Jog left and immediate right to stay on on Mountain Rd. Doukenie is on the left. Also, 40405 Browns Lane, Waterford
World will be at Petals & Hedges to sign Rt. 287. Continue 1.9 miles; look for WeatherLea link to our website for additional routes. Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W (540) 882 · 3780 (Karen & Kent Mars)
her book, winner of the Newton Marasco Farm Lane on the right, at white board fence. approximately 4 miles. Exit onto Rt. 9W
(Charles Town Pike) and continue 5 miles www.villagewineryandvineyards.com
Foundation’s Green Earth Book Award in Regularly open Sat 11-6 PM/Sun noon-6 PM.
2010. First 10 children in line will get a free
3 Dry Mill Vineyards to the winery on the right.
signed copy of the book. Garden activities 28 Wagenburg Farm & Winery Back by popular demand is our sparkling
for children to take place after signing. elderberry, in addition to elderberry
37373 Wagenburg Farm Lane, Middleburg 18195 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg 8 North Gate Vineyard syrups, elderberry and apple wines, and
Directions: Rt. 9 West, next to Bz BBQ (703) 727 · 8132 (Michael G. Calley) (703) 737 · 3930 (Dean & Nancy our traditional hand-made wines. Local
Paeonian Grocery and Gourmet on the right 16110 Mountain Ridge Lane, Purcellville
www.wagenburgfarm.net Vanhuss, Michelle Pizzarello) farmstead cheese is available. We will
(540) 668 · 6248 (Mark & Vicki Fedor)
Regularly open 7 AM-4 PM. www.drymillwine.com have baby chicks and farm fresh eggs
www.northgatevineyard.com
Regularly open W-Th, noon-6 PM, from our free-range hens, while they last.
24 Stoneybrook Organic Farm Middleburg estate runs a 50 head Angus
Sat/Sun, 11-6 PM, Fri, noon-8 PM.
Regularly open Fri-Mon, 11 AM-6 PM.
Learn about our old post and beam bank
cow/calf operation, makes quality round
37091 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro We are nestled on 26 acres, at the eastern barn. Landscapes and wildlife images by
and square bale hay and grows landscape Dry Mill Vineyards and Winery is nestled
(540) 668 · 9067 (Luke Wiseman) base of Short Hill and produce high quality Tim McCracken will be on display and for
quality trees and shrubs. Stop by for a tree in Virginia Hunt Country and is surrounded
www.stoneybrookfarm.org grapes for our own wine. This husband and sale. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch.
spade demo, seedling tree giveaway, hay by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge
Regularly open M-F, 8 AM-8 PM wife team have been growing grapes sine
sample viewing and a drink of water. Mountains; built by a family with passion Directions: From Rt. 9 turn onto Clarks
& Sun, 8 AM-8 PM. 2002 and commercially producing wine
Directions: From Middleburg travel for grape growing and the love of the wine. in Loudoun since 2003. The tasting room Gap Road at the Shell Station towards
We are a 45-acre, certified organic farm Rt. 50 South to Parsons Road. The Farm See how we combine old country grape was constructed to LEED Silver specifica-
Waterford. Pass through the village, bearing
in rural Loudoun County. Our mission is is .5 miles on both sides of the road. varietals with the latest wine-making right onto Loyalty. Turn Right onto Browns
tions and opened in March 2011. We will Lane after passing Waterford Elementary
to grow quality local organic crops using techniques to produce deeply satisfy- also have our favorite four legged friends
ing, approachable wines for all palates. School, we are the first drive on the right.
sustainable practices. We sell our veg- from Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption
etables through our Farm Market, located 29 Wegmeyer Farms Directions: 1 mile west of Leesburg onsite. As always, a portion of the pro-
on Route 9 in the historic town of Hillsboro, 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton on Dry Mill Rd. 2 miles east of Rt. 9/ ceeds from our Apple wine is directly 13 Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
VA. Our goat, Dixie will be offering goat (540) 751 · 1782 Clarke’s Gap on Dry Mill Rd. donated to BRGA. Light fare and wine tast-
cart rides and we will have our farm’s folk ings will be available for an additional fee. 38906 Mount Gilead Road, Leesburg
(Tyler & Harriet Wegmeyer)
band playing Irish and traditional music. (703) 777 · 8161 (Lewis Parker)
www.wegmeyerfarms.com
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7 W to
4 Fabbioli Cellars Directions: From Leesburg, take Rt. 7W to www.willowcroftwine.com
Stop by this 19th century farmstead and Purcellville. Exit at Rt. 287 and turn left. Turn Regularly open Fri-Sun 11-5:30 PM
Rt. 9 W. Follow Rt. 9 until you get to the traffic 15669 Limestone School Road, Leesburg right onto Hirst Road. At the end of Hirst,
light in Hillsboro. Our Farm is immediately on pick your very own fresh-as-it-gets deli- year round.
cious strawberries grown on raised (703) 771 · 1197 (Doug Fabbioli) turn right onto Hillsboro Road (Rt. 690N).
the left across from the Old Stone School. www.fabbioliwines.com Go 2.9 miles and turn left onto Ashbury Located high atop Mt. Gilead Road,
beds covered in black plastic, provid- Church Road. Turn left onto Mountain
Regularly open daily, 11 AM-5 PM. on the Catoctin Ridge, lays Loudoun
ing picking ease and fruit cleanliness. Ridge Lane to first driveway on the left. County’s original winery. Established
25 Sweet Home Alpacas Directions: From Purcellville take Maple Fabbioli Cellars is a small; family owned
in 1984, Willowcroft boasts panoramic
Avenue south towards Lincoln. Pass through and operated vineyard and winery.
40580 Charles Town Pike, Paeonian Springs views of the Loudoun Valley and Blue
(540) 882 · 4211
Lincoln and continue through two one-lane We focus on growing and making high 9 Notaviva Vineyards Ridge Mountains. Enjoy award winning,
bridges. After a slight incline, turn left on quality red wines using traditional
(Scott & Monique Johnson) 13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville hand-crafted Virginia wines served by
Hughesville Road. Continue for approximately methods and 21st century knowledge.
www.sweethomealpacasva.com 1 mile and turn right at the stop sign. Farm (540) 668 · 6756 friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Through hard work, good decisions
Regularly open by appointment only. will be directly in front of you on the hill. and great relationships with custom- (Stephen & Shannon Mackey) Directions: Take Rt. 15S to right on
ers, family and friends, we have been www.notavivavineyards.com Harmony Church Road (Rt. 704), turn
Visit our small alpaca farm located in the
able to succeed at this dream. Visit our Regularly open Thurs 11-5/Fri & Sat 11-7/ left on Mt. Gilead Road (Rt. 797), follow
heart of Paeonian Springs. We breed and
raise award winning suri alpacas for their
30 Willow Hawk Farm tasting room to experience what we Sun 11-6/Tues & Wed by appointment. 3.1 miles to entrance on the right.
fine fleece. We shear our alpacas once a year 11985 Rolling Hills Lane, Lovettsville mean when we say: "Real people. Earth What is Notaviva? It is the intrinsic
and the fleece is used in making luxurious friendly. Fabulous wines." New releases effect of music upon human emotion,
yarns and garments. We currently have 17
(540) 822 · 9143
for Farm Tour weekend, along with a or put simply, it is the feeling you get
14 Zephaniah Farm Vineyard
(Ashley Wells & Greg Treado)
suri alpacas in a variety of colors and ages. www.willowhawkfarm.com focus on educational vineyard tours. when you hear your favorite song. Our & Mill Road Farm
Yarns and other finished alpaca products Regularly open by appointment only. Directions: From Leesburg follow Rt. 15N, goal in the founding of our vineyard is 19381 Dunlop Mill Road, Leesburg
will be available for sale, along with our free turn right on Limestone School Rd/Rt. 661, to capture those feelings and put them (703) 431 · 2016 (Bill Hatch & Family)
range eggs, home-made jams and jellies. Walk the farm to take in scenic views and in our wines. Be it joy or sadness, we
follow 1.5 miles to winery on the left. www.zephwine.com
meet our sheep, lambs, llamas and goats, endeavor to create wines that will con-
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W Regularly open Sat & Sun noon-5 PM,
“up-close”. Take a look inside our pre-Civil nect our patrons with their occasions.
approximately 4 miles. Exit onto Rt. 9 (Charles March-December.
War bank barn and see wool from our 5 Hiddencroft Vineyards Live music from 2-5 PM, Saturday and
Town Pike). Keep to the right onto Rt. 9 and sheep being spun into yarn. Don’t forget Chris Hatch and his family raise grass-
travel through the first traffic light (Clarks Sunday. Experience the unveiling of our
to try a lamb sausage sandwich; bring a 12202 Axline Road, Lovettsville fed Angus. Bill Hatch and his family
Gap Road) and just past the gas station. Our new Notaviva Vineyard’s educational
cooler to take home some of our eco-ganic (540) 535 · 5367 (Terry & Clyde Housel) grow grapes and make wine. The Hatch
driveway is a gravel road on the right immediately vineyard and winery presentation.
after the Paeonian Grocery and BBQ. lamb. Visitors will be able to try their www.hiddencroftvineyards.com family welcomes guests to our 180 year
hand at spinning with a hand spindle. Regularly open May-October, Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W for old, antique filled manor house and 3rd
Thu-Mon, noon -6 PM, Sat, noon-8 PM. 4 miles. Exit onto Rt. 9 toward Hillsboro & generation working farm. There will be
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 15N, continue for 7.7 miles. Proceed through Hillsboro
turn left onto Rt. 672 just before the bridge. Virginia Farm Winery providing tast- frequent tours of the vineyard and cel-
& continue for 3.7 miles. Turn right onto Sagle
Follow 2.6 miles up Lovettsville Rd, turn right ings, tours and sales. Stop by for Rd. & continue for 1 mile. Winery is on the right.
lar by Bill, the winemaker and his family.
onto Folly Lane; continue 0.7 mile. Turn left a guided tour of the winery, with Taste our 7 wines for a reduced fee of
onto Rolling Hills Lane, continue to end. detailed discussions of grape grow- $3. The “Spring Farm Tour Special” is a
ing and the winemaking process. glass of Zephaniah wine and a grass-fed
Angus burger or sausage grilled to order
Directions: From Route 287N, turn for $10. We enjoy sharing the rich local
left on Householder Road, go 1⁄2 mile history and discussing our winemaking
and turn right on Axline Road. Go 1.8 and farming as good stewards of the land.
Visit our website for up-to-date Farm Tour information miles to driveway on the right.
Directions: Take Rt. 15S to right on Harmony

www.loudounfarms.org Church Road (Rt. 704), go 1 mile, turn left on


Dunlop Mill Road, winery is ½ mile on the right.

Visit these other venues for special


3 Home Farm Store 4 Natural Mercantile of 5 Philomont General Store
events happening during Spring
Farm Tour weekend. 1 East Washington Street, Middleburg Hamilton (Saturday 36550 Jeb Stuart Road, Philomont
(540) 687 · 8882 only, 10 AM-5 PM) (540) 338 · 5792
info@HomeFarmStore.com www.philomontgeneralstore.com
341 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton
1 2 Open 7 days a week, 10 AM-6 PM. Regularly open M-Sat, 7 AM-7 PM,
Grandale Farm Restaurant Heritage Farm Museum (540) 338 · 7080 (Susan S. Phillips)
Sun, noon-5 PM.
of Loudoun County Home Farm Store is Ayrshire Farm’s gour- www.naturalmercantile.com
14001 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville met retail shop, and offers USDA certified Regularly open M-F, 10 AM-6 PM Experience the American tradition of the
(540) 668 · 6000 (The Gateway to Loudoun’s organic, certified humanely raised and & Sat, 10 AM-5 PM. old-time country store, continuously running
www.grandalefarm.com agricultural resources!) handled, pasture-based meat and poultry. since 1913. Stop in for a sandwich and treat
Regularly open Wed & Thur noon-4 PM, Visit the oldest, continually operat-
21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling Home Farm Store, a traditional Butcher yourself to a wonderfully preserved step
Fri-Sun noon-9 PM. ing “health food” store in the region to
(571) 258 · 3800 Shop, sells a variety of comestibles including back into history. We are the last general
sample assorted organic foods, wines,
Come visit the Farm Restaurant and experi- www.heritagefarmmuseum.org heritage breed meats and heirloom produce, store to have a post office within its walls.
and dairy products; meet a local bee-
ence dining al fresco on a working, historic many of which are from Ayrshire Farm and Directions: Located at Snickersville Trnpk &
The Heritage Farm Museum preserves, keeper. Learn a bit about eating for your
farm. We produce vegetables, herbs and other local Virginia farms. Custom-cut and Jeb Stuart Road, one mile from the flashing
promotes and brings to life the rich agri- health! The building dates back to the late
fruits. We have a Fine Dining Restaurant packed products are offered as well as a light (Snickersville Turnpike & St. Louis
cultural heritage of Loudoun County. 1800’s, but the offerings are current!
serving local fare and local wine. We will full line of groceries including dairy items, Road/611 and/or Silcott Springs Road/690.
be serving a “Three Course Local Menu Enjoy interactive exhibits, programs and wine, prepared foods, and gift baskets. In Directions: Take Rt. 7 to the Hamilton exit Approx 8 miles from Rte 50 – Aldie.
Paired with Loudoun Wines” for $25/ special events for the entire family. addition to the retail shop, Home Farm Store (Rt. 704). Follow Rt. 704S toward Hamilton.
goods can be purchased on line and are At the stop sign, turn right onto business Rt. 7
person. Please call to make reservations. Directions: From Rt. 7, exit onto Cascades (Colonial Highway W). The store will be on the
Parkway S to Claude Moore Park. From Rt. 28, available for convenient home delivery.
Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 7W right after Harmony Methodist Church.
approximately 4 miles. Exit onto Rt. 9 (Charles exit onto East Church Rd. Follow East Church Directions: From Leesburg take Rt. 15S. At the
Town Pike). Go 10 miles (through Hillsboro), to Cascades Parkway. Turn left onto Cascades traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto US-50W/
turn right on Rt. 671 (Harpers Ferry Road). Parkway and continue to Claude Moore Park. John Mosby Hwy/Lee Jackson Memorial
Farm is on the left after Salem Church. Hwy for to E Washington St.