Private tour packages now available

Orange County, VA – The Inns at Montpelier, a group of 10 bed & breakfasts centered in and around Orange County, together with Central Virginia Wine Tours, now offer private chauffeured tours of local wineries and vineyards.  For the price of a seat in a large group winery tour, Inns at Montpelier bed and breakfast guests may be chauffeured privately in a luxury Cadillac Escalade to 3-4 wineries, breweries and/or cideries.octhorton_vineyards

“The internationally respected vineyards of Orange County are making waves across the world with their product,” says Leigh Mawyer, Tourism Manager for Orange County, Virginia.  “But you have to walk through them to get a real taste of the beauty, care and history that lives behind the label.”

The Inns at Montpelier (IAM) is a registry of distinguished Virginia bed-and-breakfast Inns near President James and Dolley Madison’s Montpelier.  The 10 inns in Orange and Madison County are all unique, ranging in style from restored farmhouses, to grand historic homes, to renovated plantations.

Two private tour packages are available and include tastings passes.

“The Local” begins with a driver picking up the guests at their B&B with 3 to 4 stops at locations such as Barboursville Vineyard, Horton Vineyard, Keswick Vineyard, Castle Hill Cider, Early Mountain Vineyard, and DuCard Vineyard.  The tour costs $225 Monday through Friday and $275 on weekends, plus tax and gratuity.

“The Regional” includes 3-4 private tours from a selection that includes King Family Vineyard, Pollak Vineyard, Veritas Vineyard, Flying Fox Vineyard, Cardinal Point Vineyard, Afton Vineyard, Bold Rock Cider, Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewery, Star Hill Brewery, and Wild Wolf Brewery. This option costs $325, plus tax and gratuity, any day of the week.

Individual innkeepers among the Inns at Montpelier, are intimately familiar with all of the regional wineries, cideries and  breweries, and can help guests plan an itinerary perfect to their tastes.

Orange County is conveniently located 72 miles from the State capital, Richmond; 75 miles from Northern Virginia; 87 miles from the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.; and only 25 miles from Charlottesville.  For more information, please visit visitorangevirginia.com.

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