We returned home yesterday from a very relaxing weekend in the
Over 100 wineries call Virginia home, and clusters of tasting rooms have formed around Leesburg,
Some wineries to try: Gadino, Linden, Farfelu, Rappahannock Cellars, and Naked Mountain, all within driving distance of each other. Between Labor Day and early October, there are also bunch of harvest festivals and special events all over the state, http://www.virginiawines.org/events/index.html. For a hands-on experience, consider volunteering at Gadino for harvest and crush.
Let me also state the obvious: Drunk driving on winding country roads, or any road, is beyond a terrible idea. If no one in your group can be a designated driver, limo services are a good option.