Wine Tours in the DC Area

This post is your guide to wine tours in the DC area. We’ll list the most popular ones and tell you all about them such as wineries on the itineraries, prices, and more to help you decide which wine tours to book.

 

 

 For more things to do in DC, check out our Top Things to do in DC post!

OVERVIEW

The DC area is a great place to explore wineries, as the area is filled with some incredible vineyards. There are plenty to drive to and visit on your own, but we think the best way to experience them is on a wine tour. This way you can relax and enjoy tasting without worrying about transportation. It also takes the guesswork out of planning which wineries to visit and the logistics of getting to them.

We’ve listed the best wine tours in Virginia and Maryland and researched them to give you an overview of the overall experience you should expect to have with each. This guide should give you the best idea of the wine tours around DC so you can best decide which is best for you!


VIRGINIA WINE TOURS

There are over 200 wineries in Virginia, and with so many options, deciding which ones to visit can be intimidating. Luckily, there are some great companies that will take care of the planning so you can just relax and enjoy the experience.


FROM DC

There are several wine tour companies that offer pick-up and drop-off in DC. This is a great option if you’re staying in the district.

DCAcar

DCAcar is a car service that offers a number of options, from driving clients to and from the airport, tours in DC, and wine tours, which we’ll be focusing on.

The great thing about this company is that they’re customizable. Want to add a winery? Want to create your own custom route? They can do that for you. Their vehicles as clean, reliable, and professional.

Wineries featured on their wine tours:

To learn more and book a tour, check out their website here.

Bonus: Use promo code dcbyfoot for 5% off your wine tour booking.  


Reston Limousines

Reston Limousines offers both public and private wine tours, great for all size parties. You can hire them for a private experience or join one of their already scheduled experiences, which usually pick up at the West Falls Church Metro Station. To learn how to use the DC Metro, click on our post here.

Wineries featured on their wine tours:

Price: Public ours start around $65/per person and include transportation and tastings. Special prices are offered for private tours.


Spirited Tours

Spirited Tours does it all- wines, beer, and spirits! They offer pick-up from 6 popular locations in Washington, DC, which makes it very convenient for those staying in the district. Their wine tours last around 6 hours and include snacks and tasting fees. They offer both public and private wine tours (up to 14 people) to accompany whatever your needs are.

Price: Tours start at $130/person.

 


FROM VIRGINIA

There are some wine tours that pick up/drop off in Virginia. This is a great option if you’re staying outside of DC.

DiVine Wine Tours of Virginia

DiVine Wine Tours of Virginia is an all-inclusive wine tour. This includes transportation, a guide, wine samples, lunch, and more! You can choose from their current wine tour packages or arrange for a private tour. Public tours provide transportation from Reston Towne Center, while private tours pick you up from your chosen location.

Wineries featured on their wine tours:

Price: Average tours cost $140-$170/per person.

To learn more and book a tour, check out their website here.


Getaway Driver

This company offers an all-inclusive wine tour of Northern Virginia wineries. They also offer wine, spirit, and beer tours for those looking for more variety. Their wine tours last 6.5 hours and include tastings, lunch/brunch, snacks, and water. They take care of everything so all you have to do is sign up, show up, and sip! Tours leave from Old Town Alexandria, and you can easily get there by Metro.

Price: Tours start at $115/person.

To learn more about their tours and book a spot, click here.


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MARYLAND WINE TOURS

Maryland also has some great wine tours. Here are some wine tour companies operating in Maryland:

 

 


On The Town Limousines

This car service is a great way to explore wineries in Maryland. They offer customizable private tours that last about 4-6 hours, although it is not inclusive and each person must pay for their own samples at the wineries. They offer not just wine tours, but tours of breweries and distilleries as well. This makes On The Town Limousines a great option if your party wants a more varied experience. This company also offers tours of Virginian wineries.

Wineries featured on their wine tours:

To learn more and book a tour, click here.


Transit Van Shuttle

This private shuttle company is great for those who want to create their own itinerary. Guests create their own list of wineries to visit and hire out this company for transportation to each of them and back. While it’s recommended that you have a list of wineries to visit and call ahead to book tastings, itineraries can be updated. Their website has a number of great winery recommendations to make planning easy.

Wineries featured on their wine tours:

To learn more about how their service works, check out their website here.


Vino 301

Vino 301 Maryland Wine tours are great for those who don’t want to plan. They handle all the scheduling and transportation! They have a number of tours to choose from, including Maryland Regional Wine Tours, Chocolate and Wine Tours, and Wine and Cheese Tours. They also have a Wine, Beer & Spirits Tour: A Beverage Adventure Tour, perfect for those groups with varying drink preferences. These tours last around 5 hours and include all tastings fees and a Tour Ambassador to help make the most of your experience.

Wineries featured on their wine tours:

Price: Tours starts at $95/per person

To browse their selection of tours and book your spot, click here.

 


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About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 3 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the host of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All

With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 25 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.