As summer comes to a close, it’s time to start planning that fall getaway with the girls. Girlfriend getaways are a great way to escape the pressures of daily life and reconnect with the women that mean most to you.
And if you’re like most of us, a weekend getaway is not official without a glass (or two) of wine. So, are you ready to explore some of the most popular wine trails in America for your girls weekend?
Napa and Sonoma Valleys are the two most famous areas on the west coast, but how about Portland? Fodors has this to say about the wine scene in Portland, “Straddled between two of Oregon’s major wine-producing areas (namely the Willamette Valley and the Columbia River Gorge), Oregon’s major city is an excellent spot to begin your exploration of the state’s wine offerings.”
Or perhaps you’re on the east coast. Places from New York all the way down to Virginia are clamoring for business and ramping up their wine tourism. Starting in the north, he Finger Lakes region in New York has it all. Gorgeous scenery, bed and breakfasts aplenty and of course, wineries galore.
Finger Lakes Wine Country has this to say, “When is the Best Time to Visit? Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York is a year-round destination. During the summer and fall, the wineries are the busiest, as this is peak travel season but is also a great time of year in the Finger Lakes.
However, during the off-season of winter and spring, your wine tasting experience is likely to be more personal and comfortable. It is these months of the year when you are likely to speak with the owners and winemakers themselves in the tasting room. Each season has its perks. “
One of my personal favorite areas for wine on the east coast is Virginia. The Virginia wine country combines beautiful rolling hills with rich, American history, worth a visit all on its own.
Virginawine.org says, “The landscape and climate of Virginia offers countless choice sites for vineyards. Each of the state’s main regions boast vineyards and wineries. Given Virginia’s varied grape-growing sites with ideal soil conditions, fine wines now come from all over the state.
Spectacular landscapes, picturesque vineyards and fascinating people make up Virginia’s wine industry. Whichever direction you travel, you’ll experience world-class wines, and the realization of a dream shared by many.”
So, if you’re ready to get away with the girls this fall, be sure to check out some of our stunning American wine regions and let me know if you want more tips to plan your winery trip. I’m happy to help!