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Hello!

My name is Erika Beach and I'm a full time bilingual writer for a public corporation by day and wine and travel writer/ blogger by night. I'm passionate about wine and love traveling to new wine countries. I'm currently WSET Level 2 Certified and began my wine journey in 2004, when I worked for a local Temecula Winery for two years. To learn more about me, go to My Story!

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Where to Eat in Virginia Wine Country | Loudoun County, Virginia

Where to Eat in Virginia Wine Country | Loudoun County, Virginia

 
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Did you know that it's restaurant week in Loudoun County? If you find yourself is Loudoun County wine tasting and ned some food, I've created a list of six restaurants that I love in Loudoun County. These restaurants are all different, some more causal than others. 

1. Tuscarora Mill at Leesburg

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Located in Leesburg, Virginia, Tuscarora Mill, or also known to locals as, "Tuskie's", is a perfect restaurant for lunch or dinner. Tuskie's is a grain mill that was built in 1899 and restored 90 years later. Today, this beautiful mill restaurant is always full with locals dining for lunch and dinner. I ate here for brunch, which included a delicious omelet station. This is a casual restaurant open seven days a week. Tuskie's is close to several wineries, Zepheniah and Stone Tower.

2. Red Fox Tavern Inn

Red Tavern Inn | Loudon County, Middleburg Virginia

The Red Fox Inn and Tavern located in the hart of downtown Middleburg, was probably my favorite meal while I was in town. The Red Fox Inn is the oldest establishment in Middleburg, a historic landmark during the Gettysburg era, which was established in 1728. This establishment served as a stagecoach shop, apartment house, post office, butcher shop, tavern and hospital. The Inn remained both headquarters and a hospital for the South, while wounded soldiers were cared for in the tavern rooms below. The pine service bar, currently in use in the Tap Room, was made from the field-operating table used by an Army surgeon… Yikes! Didn’t see that one! Currently, The Red Fox Inn and Tavern is a restaurant and inn. The restaurant is such a beautiful place offering seating indoors and outdoors and beautiful music playing in the background.  I ate the most delicious Halibut over Shredded Zucchini and some sort of yummy cream sauce! And of course I paired with Michael Shaps Viognier from Monticello, Virginia. This is a must place to eat if you find yourself in Middleburg, Virginia. Restaurant close by are Greenhill Winery, Chrysalis and Cana Vineyards.

3. Harrimans at Salamander Resort and Spa

Salamander Resort | Loudon County, Middleburg Virginia
Salamander Resort | Loudon County, Middleburg Virginia

I ate at Harrimans Piedmont Grill about three times because I stayed at the Salamander resort. I had fantastic breakfasts' and dinners all throughout my stay. The restaurant is business causal, however breakfast is more relaxed. Dishes offered here are traditional American and a vey extensive brunch selection is also available on Sundays. For dinner, I had a grilled sea bass with lentils and vegetables that was paired with some local Virginia wine. They also offer smoothies for breakfast, something I had every morning for breakfast. The views from the restaurant are incredible and a perfect place to dine!

4. Thaiverse Restaurant in Middleburg

Thaiverse | Loudon County, Middleburg Virginia

I ate at a Thai restaurant called, Thaiverse for lunch in between my wine tastings. This restaurant had just opened so I did not know what to expect. The restaurant is convinielntly located inside an old house in downtown Middleburg. We had dumplings, thai chicken pasta and some Shrimp dish. Everything was delicious and no complaints here!

5. Gold Cup Wine Bar at Salamander Resort and Spa

Gold Cup Wine Bar | Loudon County, Middleburg Virginia

Also located inside The Salamander Resort is the causal Gold Cup Wine Bar. I loved this bar and felt so comfortable. I actually loved eating dinner here because I was traveling alone and I was able to meet people. A lot of locals visit this resort and wine bar over the weekends, so I was able to get a nice local perspective about Middleburg, Virginia. They served a great selection wines including a nice selection of local Virginia wineries. Sushi was also available, which was okay. 

Gold Cup Wine Bar | Loudon County, Middleburg Virginia
Gold Cup Wine Bar | Loudon County, Middleburg Virginia

6. Red Horse Tavern

The Red Horse Tavern was the cutest restaurant. On my last day, I walked around downtown Middleburg and found this place. It attracted me because everyone was sitting outside with their dogs. I asked a lady if I could take a picture of her dog and she responded, "no, I don't thing my breeder and handler would allow it". EEK!!! So I din't, but it gave me a good idea of how protective locals are about their pets. I noticed several other dogs and decided to stay. The food here was simple and fresh. I had a basic greek salad that demanded the attention of several people walking by. The location is perfect with so many things to do around downtown.

Middleburg, Virginia in Loudoun County is a must visit if your visiting the Washington area. Known as "D.C's Wine Country" for its relatively short 45 minutes, makes this charming historic town perfect for visiting wineries, restaurant or a long weekend stay at the Salamander Resort. I hope you found this helpful. I now theres so many places to eat, but I wanted to sure with you the six different spots I got to visit.

The Salamander Resort and Spa an equestrian resort in Middleburg  Click Here to read about other Virginia wineries close to these restaurants.

****** This post was sponsored in Partnership with Virginia Tourism .

Cheers!

With Love,

Erika Beach

 
Greenhill Winery Middleburg, Virginia | Loudoun County

Greenhill Winery Middleburg, Virginia | Loudoun County