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Home to more than 300 wineries, Virginia’s wine country is yours to explore. With self-paced wine trails that let you curate your own experience, you can combine tastings with guided horseback rides, oyster crawls or heritage music events. Virginia’s beer-making tradition goes back to 1607, and its vibrant craft brewery scene now ranges from hip urban spots in Richmond to rustic rural breweries in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Pair your beer flights with everything from upscale pub grub to farm-to-fork tasting menus. Some of Virginia’s distilleri­es are steeped in history: John J. Bowman’s, founded the day after Prohibitio­n ended in 1934, is known for its awardwinni­ng single barrel bourbon. Others trend toward contempora­ry cool, offering artisanal cocktails made with small-batch pink-peppercorn gin or honey-infused rye. Following a venerable Virginia tradition, some distilleri­es even sell moonshine. (Don’t worry – it’s legal!)

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RELAX AND INDULGE AT IRON HEART WINERY, A FAMILY-OWNED FARM IN THE APPALACHIA­N MOUNTAINS.

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