kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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Events in the Gateway to VA Wine Country

Virginia's Loudoun County, 40 minutes or so west of DC, is being touted as Washington, DC's wine region--there are a handful of really great wineries here, including one of my faves, Fabbioli Cellars. You gotta drive through Fairfax County to get there. And my home county is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Virginia Wine Month with some great events:

* Reston’s Oktoberfest festival on October 10th -11th will feature traditional fare and a selection of classic German beers and wines provided by The Wine Cabinet.

* Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in Reston is offering half-priced wine flights during the month of October starting at $12.00 for three varieties.

* To compare Virginia wines to other renowned international wines, stop into the new Wine House in Fairfax City, home to 500 wines from around the world, where guests can taste and contrast some of the finest selections on the market

* The Steak House at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner allows guests to enjoy wines from the cellar of award winning Wine Director, Vincent Feraud.

* Evo Bistro in McLean offers a wide variety of wines by the bottle and glass and features an automated self-serve wine tasting station.