May 13, June 23, July 22, August 19
Start with dinner at the Tuscan-style bistro or pack a picnic for sunset, followed by a movie in the vineyard. $10.
Run or walk across fields and through the vineyard, enjoying mountain views. Cap off the run with a glass of wine, included in the registration fee ($40 through May 14, $50 after).
Dress in tie-dye and put flowers in your hair for this festival with live music, food trucks, and wine-and-chocolate pairings. Pets and kids welcome (ages 16 and under free). $20 in advance, $30 at the door.
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In sessions with the winemaker, try your hand at planting, canopy management, harvest, and barrel tasting. $12, including a glass of wine; register at sunsethillsvineyard.com.
Expect Cajun bands and food, craft vendors, and face painting for the kids. Bring blankets or chairs. $16 in advance, $20 at the gate; $10 for non-drinkers and kids over age four; under four free.
In a gussied-up barn, a band and a square-dance caller get everyone do-si-do-ing. Fuel up with wines by the glass and Neapolitan-style pie from Pizza Brama, a mobile wood-fired oven. Dance: $8.
June 24 and 25
This family-friendly festival is part art show, part food fest, part top-40 concert. $15 online, $20 at the gate; ticket includes winetasting and winery tour. Kids 17 and under free.
Enjoy all-you-can-eat crab and sides, cornhole, and deejay music, plus a ticket to that night’s Beatlemania concert at Shadow Lake on the winery grounds. $75; $35 under age 21.
The 11th annual grape-stomping competition includes a Lucy/Ricky/Fred/Ethel look-alike contest, music, pizza, and Italian-style wines. Free; register for the stomping contest at threefoxvineyards.com.
Read more from our winery guide to Maryland and Virginia.
This article appears in the May 2017 issue of Washingtonian.