A concert amid the spectacular surroundings of Castleton Farms — whether in the state-of-the-art intimacy of the Castleton Theatre House year-round, or the 650-seat Festival Theatre during Castleton's summer music and opera festival — is a unique experience. The property and acoustically superb performance spaces are jewels created by artistic directors Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel to nurture performers and audience alike. First presented in 2009, the annual Castleton Festival presents fully staged operas, symphonic concerts, recitals, chamber music and open master classes. With performances beginning in late June and running through July at Castleton Farms and other locations both within and outside Rappahannock County, this festival attracts best young talent from around the world to study, collaborate and perform in a bucolic country setting. Advance tickets and information available at castletonfestival.org.
7 Castleton Meadows Lane, Castleton, VA 22716
703 403 7172
At Copper Fox Distillery, we dedicate ourselves to making great American spirits. Locally grown grain, floor malted, and pot-stilled in small batches, one barrel at a time honoring time-tested methods.
The proof of this process is in the bottle and the flavor journey never ends! Our on-site offerings include Wasmund's™ Single Malt Whisky, Copper Fox® Rye Whisky, Vir Gin, Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey, Wasmund's Barrel Kits, Wasmund's™ Single Malt Spirit, Wasmund's™ Rye Spirit and Belle Grove 1797 Spirit. We also offer Wasmund's Single Malt "Blue Top" exclusively at the distillery.
We hope you can make it for a visit. Whether you have been to another distillery or not, we do some things differently than anyone else in the world, and we enjoy sharing our story.Tours are FREE on the half hour during regular business hours. Please call ahead for large groups and/or any special requests.
Tastings are also available for a small fee.
9 River Lane Sperryville, VA 22740
540 987 8554
Slip away to the quiet, beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County, only an hour's drive from Northern Virginia, and feel like one of "La Famiglia" at this family-owned and -operated winery. Relax with fine wines crafted from small lots of hand-picked grapes, artisan cheeses and Italian sausages in an Italian-inspired tasting room or on the expansive deck overlooking the gardens, the vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tours of the wine cellar are available by appointment. Gadino Cellars also has two regulation size bocce ball courts for customers to use when they visit the winery tasting room. Join the latest craze with this fun Italian game. Bocce ball sets can be checked out by anyone 21 or older at the tasting bar to add a new dimension to your wine tasting experience. Gadino Cellars... Taste the Tradition!
92 School House Rd Washington VA 22747
540 987 9292
Gray Ghost Vineyards is Rappahannock County's oldest winery. Family-owned and -operated winery producing internationally acclaimed wines from immaculate vineyards. Enjoy southern hospitality, a knowledgeable staff, beautiful picnic grounds and spacious indoor facilities. Experience famous winery events, entertaining tours and the most popular volunteer harvest program in Virginia! Named "Best of the East" four consecutive years by Vineyard and Winery Management magazine.
14706 Lee Highway Amissville VA 20106
This small brewery is located in the cellar of Hopkins Ordinary B&B and features local ingredients in many of its beers, along with a personal approach to brewing. Please contact us if you'd like to come by and taste what's fresh and on tap. Appointments are often available on short notice. B&B guests are offered a complimentary tasting during their stay.
47 Main Street Sperryville, VA 22740
Our Mission is to inspire and empower children to work together to become creators of their own music and to rekindle creativity as a core value in education.
274 Hunters Rd Washington, VA 22747
540 322 2022
Celtic and Renaissance Music
Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton are well known musicians who live in Rappahannock County and are available for weddings and parties, including house concerts, a unique and intimate experience. Their blend of Celtic and Renaissance music played on harp, lute, guitar and mandolin lends elegance to any event, formal or informal.
540 937 4648
Little Washington Winery is tucked right into the sweet spot of Virginia Wine County high on the edge of Shenandoah National Park. Taste incredible small batch craft wines, featuring the award-winning Little Washington Winery portfolio of 7 wines, including George, named the #1 red wine in Virginia, Shenandoah Steel, named the #3 white wine in Virginia and Que Syrah, gold medal and best in category winner along with other interesting top craft wines on the unique Dirt Road Wine Tour. Stay awhile and enjoy wine by the glass in the place named #2 panoramic view in Virginia.
72 Christmas Tree Lane Washington, Virginia 22747
We like to refer to ourselves as a true Mom & Pop, small production, boutique winery. Our goal is to offer wines carefully crafted in traditional European styles. We have interior seating, picnic tables, porch seating and, of course, plenty of open ground for picnickers, either right outside the tasting room or on the hilltop by the Black Walnut tree with views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Visitors are welcome to come out and spend the day enjoying the views and occasional local wildlife sighting of deer, wild turkey or maybe even Red the vineyard fox and "escape the madness." No stress, no pressure (just magnificent wines)!
200 Viewtown Rd Amissville, VA 20106
Narmada Winery is located on 51 acres of beautiful rolling countryside off Rt. 211 West in Amissville. Our lush vineyards were planted over a decade ago, and the winery’s tasting room opened in 2009. The wines are made by Sudha Patil, who combines her background in chemistry with a sensitive palate to create elegant wines that are both subtle and graceful.
The winery has received an astonishing number of gold medals in its short history - over 50 as of January 2016 - highlighted by our meritage blend YASH-VIR being named to the Governor’s Case of top twelve wines at the 2015 Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition.
Narmada currently offers 19 different wines, categorized into three tasting flights, each with a slightly different taste profile. Reds, whites, rose, sweets - there is something to please every palate!
Narmada hosts lovely vineyard weddings as well as private parties for special occasions such as bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, meetings and more.
Visit our website for current hours and to see what’s happening this weekend and beyond!
43 Narmada Lane Amissville VA 20106
540 937 8215
EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF OUTDOOR PAINTING in the beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County.
You will be supplied with everything you need to create an oil painting onsite, including a french field easel, oil paints and a 12" x 16" stretched canvas.
Whatever your skill level I will guide you through the process of creating a plein air oil painting step by step, and in the end you will have an incredible memento of the day you spent painting in the countryside!
Lessons are taught in three hour sessions and are timed to start near sunrise or end near sunset.
Please book within a week prior to the date of the lesson.
The cost per student, per lesson including materials, is $160.
Group lessons may be booked at a discount of -$10 per additional student. The maximum for groups is 8 students.
Payments may be made by check or cash.
171 Sunnyside Orchard Lane Washington, VA 22747
Pen Druid Brewing is the three brothers Lain, Van and Jennings Carney who are in the psych-rock band Pontiak. They've spent nearly a decade traveling North America and Europe, touring and drinking beer. They've released 10 albums on the legendary Chicago independent record label Thrill Jockey Records. In between tours they would brew beer at home combining the tastes and smells they picked up on the road. It was an amazing education to taste traditional and new beers all over the world and they wanted to bring those experiences home and put them to use.
7 River Lane, Sperryville VA 22740
RAAC is a nonprofit community organization. Our mission is to create the opportunity for all residents of Rappahannock County to enrich their lives through exposure to the arts. RAAC promotes a sense of community through programs, November's popular annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour and other arts events, cinema, workshops, theater, speakers, concerts, school events and other activities that enhance our communal and artistic well-being.
310 Gay Street, Washington VA 22747
540 675 2205
14437 Hume Rd Huntly VA 22640 540 635 9398
The Society is a nonprofit and is committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the unique history and heritage of Rappahannock. Co., promoting knowledge of the past for a better understanding of the future. Our gift shop features historical maps, books, memorabilia and Rappahannock made products. Our Museum contains artifacts relating to the history and heritage of the county.
328 Gay Street Washington VA 22747
540 675 1163
Built in 1921 and operational until 1968, Scrabble School is just one of more than 5,000 African-American schools built across the South with the help of Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington. Now the National Trust for Historic Preservation lists Rosenwald Schools among America’s “most endangered” places. Scrabble School is one of the few that is restored and open to the public. An interactive exhibit at the school is based on the stories of those who lived our nation’s history. The building operates as a Senior Center Monday-Thursday (10-2). Visitors are welcome to visit the self-guided exhibit during those hours. Guided tours are by appointment only. Scrabble School is located at 111 Scrabble Road in Castleton, VA. Visit the website for more information & a virtual tour of the exhibit.
111 Scrabble Rd, Castleton, VA 22716
3753 Slate Mills Rd Boston VA 22713
The Theatre presents professional concerts: piano recitals, classical, jazz, chamber music, bluegrass, Celtic music -- and occasional theatrical performances. Please visit our website for more information on upcoming performances or visit the Calendar of Events page on this site.
291 Gay Street, PO Box 322, Washington VA 22747
540 675 1253
Dating from the mid-18th century, Toll Gate Farm derives its name from a toll station along the old Richmond Road (now Ben Venue Road). The oldest part is the log cabin that is visible today. It was the kitchen cabin dating to 1750. The original main cabin burned down and was replaced with a log/stone house before a Maryland family bought the property in 1807. In the mid-1970s, the two cabins were connected by an addition, forming the house that stands today.
Toll Gate Farm has witnessed its share of history. General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate troops withdrew from Gettysburg along Richmond Road. And Toll Gate Farm was a popular stop as a speakeasy during prohibition when corn was more profitable as moonshine than as cattle or human food.
Finally, it became part of Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry in 2000 when Bill Freitag and Patty Hardee acquired the farm and planted their first grapes. We now have a total of six acres in vines. We grow four varieties of vinifera grapes: Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Grigio. We supply high quality wine grapes to many of the wineries in northern Virginia.
423 Ben Venue Rd Flint Hill VA 22627
540 675 2506
Taste incredible small batch craft wines, featuring the award-winning Little Washington Winery portfolio and other craft wines daily. Enjoy artisan chocolate truffles made especially to pair with wine. Do a wine and chocolate pairing or fill a box with your own personal favorite chocolates from our 50 flavor truffle bar. Stay awhile and enjoy wine by the glass or a foodie class.
353 Main Street Washington, VA 22747