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Heart of Virginia Wine Trail

While the state of Virginia is well known for its historic and sports trails, the ‘heart of Virginia wine trail’ provides an opportunity to enjoy central Virginia’s rolling hill country side and taste selectively crafter award winning Virginia wines of exceptional quality and character.

Located 206 Harris Creek Road in Louisa, Weston Farm Vineyard and Winery is family owned and operated. In 2005, 10 acres of vines including Viognier, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Norton were installed; and, by the fall of 2009, this site made its first wine. Presently Weston Farm offers wine flavors of Chardonnay, Rosso, Norton, Rose', Raspberry, Peach, Cabernet Franc Reserve, Petit Manseng and Meritage. As a site which hosts a bed and breakfast, visitors are also encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, enjoy wine tastings, views of the vineyard, the resident French bulldogs - Charlie and Suzie, rescue horses, miniature donkeys, cows and display of historical items found here on the farm.

Passport tickets allow a tour of six Central Virginia's Premier Wineries: Cooper Vineyards, James River Cellars, Grayhaven Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Weston Farm Winery and Mattaponi Winery. This type of ticket includes: a souvenir wineglass, tasting at all six Heart of Virginia Wineries and a chance to win amazing prizes upon completing the trail.

Each HOVA participating winery also sponsors an annual event. Although an event is specific to a site, all six wineries participate, so this is a great opportunity to meet them all in one place! There are wine tasting, vendors, and music on-site. Tickets are per person and available through HOVA’s web site www.HOVAwinetrail.com. Pending 2014 events are October 25, 2014 GHOST & GOBLETS at WESTON FARMS More and November 22, 2014 - POW WOW at MATTAPONI WINERY.

Located in Spotsylvania, the theme of Mattaponi Winery was inspired by the history of Native American Indians in that area. The name comes from the four rivers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia: Mat, Ta, Po, and Ni, which forms the Mattaponi River. The name "Mattaponi" has been used in history to name the Indian tribe once ruled by Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas' father. In the beginning, the Native American Indians showed the settlers how to survive on these berries; and today, this site would like to present to you these same delightful berries of Virginia as a wine. Tour the site’s charming log cabin and relax with others with the perfect blend of our Award-Winning and Specialty wines.

While the state of Virginia offers the opportunity of exploring well known historic and sports trails, tour the ‘heart of Virginia wine trail’, enjoy central Virginia’s rolling hill country side and taste products produced by Virginia’s edible landscapes - wines of exceptional quality and character.