BlogVirginia February 10, 2023

All Aboard: Your Virginia Trolley Winery Tour!

All Aboard: Your Virginia Trolley Winery Tour!

Visiting Virginia’s local wineries is always a good idea. That’s especially true if you can get together with your closest friends and not have to worry about who will drive. That’s what makes the Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg so special. This company offers a one-of-a-kind wine tour in Virginia that will shuttle you to a handful of delightful local wineries in the area. Providing fun and safe transportation, this wine-themed trolley tour is one you won’t want to miss!

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg offers a unique wine-tasting experience out of Fredericksburg. Hop aboard the vehicle, sit back, and relax as the trolley safely transports you from one unique winery to another.

The entire experience takes around 4.5 hours, and you’ll get to experience three wineries in total. Each destination will offer a brief tour of the grounds, a bit of history, and a tasting for those that are interested in sampling local Virginia wine. In addition to the tastings, the tour also includes a boxed lunch and water. In between tours, you’ll love glancing out of your window and enjoying stunning views of Spotsylvania County.

The current wineries included in the tour include Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery, and Eden Try Estate & Winery. Virginia Is For Wine Lovers – Visit Over 300 Wineries In VA.

You can learn more when you check out the official Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg website.

Lake Anna Winery 

Second generation, Family-Owned and operated, established 1989 on 75 beautiful, rolling acres in Spotsylvania, County, Virginia. Lake Anna Winery proudly offers Award-Winning Wines from Estate Grown Grapes. Family, Friendly, and Affordable

The winery is housed in an old barn located on the Heidig farm. Built for dairy cows in the 1940s, adapting this structure for a winery proved to be a real challenge.

In 2000, a major undertaking started with the concurrent building of a new, open, multi-use tasting room, a climate-controlled case-goods warehouse and a new tank room/crush pad that would more than double the previous production area capacity. After a year of construction, work was finished, and the new tasting room opened in the spring of 2001.

About the same time, the well-respected winemaking consultant, Brad McCarthy, had been hired to oversee cellar operations and in the spring of 2001. In May of 2001, Graham Bell was brought on board and in late 2002, the winery business was sold to the two brothers. Bill continues to manage the vineyard, with Jeff and Eric owning and operating the winery business.

The goal for future expansion is to further expand production to 8-10,000 cases per year in order to be able to have Jeff involved full-time. In 2002, production grew to 4,000 cases, and 2003 production reached 5,500 cases.

The winery hold lots of events throughout the year. Also is a venue for special occasions. 

Mattaponi Winery

A family-owned winery producing a variety of hand-crafted Award-Winning wines. Join us in our Native American Indian Tasting Post and take a taste in time with Mattaponi Wine! We are Coast-to-Coast International Award-Winner 5 times, and National Award-Winner 4 times. The name comes from the four rivers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia: Mat, Ta, Po, and Ni, which has been used in history to name the Indian tribe once ruled by Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’ father. The delightful berries of Virginia have been used for generations, and today we bring to you our New World of wines!

This small family-owned winery in the heart of Spotsylvania County, with a passion for making a variety of wonderful wines for over 20 years.  Originally, our log cabin was built by our family and friends, as we started a Christmas tree farm working with the National Forestry Department.  The perfectly shaped White Pine and Norway Spruce trees will be for sale in the months of November and December between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  After you pick your tree, come in and warm up with a warm glass of mulled-spice strawberry wine or hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.

The winery has a Facebook page which they post events on.  

Eden Try Winery

We are a family-owned, boutique style winery serving high-quality wines offered by our award-winning wine makers.

Nested on 12 acres, we invite you to join us at the tranquil Estate featuring our Vineyard Barn event venue, ancient tree lined walking paths, quaint tasting room, and multiple ceremony site locations.

Eden Try offers acres of manicured lawns, flowering trees, gorgeous lighting all year long, and beautiful vines for you to enjoy.

Eden Try is a winery that values time with family, and friends! Enjoy their selection of wines from Friday to Sunday.

Estate Winery and Wedding venue featuring a selection of quality wines from our award winning wine maker. Indoor/outdoor seating in natural, upscale atmosphere. Conveniently located just minutes off I-95.

We are a family-owned, boutique style winery serving high-quality wines offered by our award-winning wine makers.

The best way to keep up with is by following along on Facebook and Instagram! But if social media isn’t your thing then visit their website and click on the link to the events calendar!

So here is an option for a Staycation if you live in our beautiful state of Virginia!