You may know that the wooded hills around Richmond, Virginia are splendidly scenic and overflowing with historic treasures. But did you know, RV campers, that they’re also the birthplace of numerous notable wines, just waiting to tempt your taste buds?
Here’s a great trip idea – combine the luxury and comfort of Virginia RV camping with the luscious flavors to be found along the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail. Intrigued? We thought you might be, and so we’ve gathered great information for making this your best RV camping trip yet. Here’s just a sip of the pleasures that await on your camping trip along the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail…
Wonderful wineries populate the area within an hour’s drive northwest of Richmond. Start your tour at James River Cellars, between Richmond and Ashland on Route 1. This picturesque oasis offers more than a dozen vintages, including specially-bottled ‘Civil War Wines.’ They also host the April Fools Wine Festival, where all four Heart of Virginia Wine Trail wineries are celebrated the first weekend of April each year.
Having then spent the night in one of the region’s highly-rated RV campgrounds, move on the next day toward Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania. It’s only about an hour’s drive from Richmond and a beautiful way to spend a morning. With gently rolling hills all around, this small vineyard offers both red and white wines handcrafted to delight oenophiles of all kinds.
You’ll also have the chance to cruise the shoreline at Lake Anna, a bright blue recreational haven in the heart of the state. There’s a campground here if you’re ready to call it a day, or you can keep moving toward our next destination.
Cooper Vineyards in Louisa, VA is an excellent spot to enjoy tasting and purchasing such delights as their Viognier 2010 in elegant new tasting rooms. Award-winning vintages and beautiful surroundings make this a favorite stop for RV travelers who appreciate fine wines.
We’re coming to the end of our RV wine-tasting journey in the heart of Virginia, but not before we make a stop at Grayhaven Winery in Gum Spring, VA. Gorgeously scenic, this vineyard has been in operation for nearly thirty years. An impressive selection of estate-grown wines can be savored by travelers shopping for just the right vintage to take home.
If you enjoy fine wine and RV camping is your preferred mode of travel, central Virginia is the place for your next camping vacation. And it’s more affordable than you might imagine to visit these vineyards by RV.
First, click here to purchase the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail Passport that gives you access to tours and tastings at all four wineries. Next, contact us to find out how easily you can secure an economical Virginia RV rental. Finally, visit VirginiaRVCampgrounds.com to select the places you’d like to call home along the way.
Richmond, Virginia’s excellent accommodations for campers combine with the rich wine growing heritage of the surrounding region to make RV camping along the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail a deliciously good time. Isn’t it time to start making your reservations?