If there’s anything better than sipping a refreshing glass of wine on a front porch on a beautiful day, it’s pairing it with delicious gourmet chocolate. At Glass House Winery, you can find wine made from locally grown grapes as well as homemade chocolate crafted from their in-house chocolatier. Founded in 2006 by owners Jeff and Michelle Sanders, the winery has a tropical atmosphere with an attached conservatory filled with lush greenery and fragrant flowers. It’s the perfect place to escape with a bottle of wine and a box of uniquely flavored chocolates. With both geothermal and solar power energy sources, the winery is also environmentally conscious.
Tastings at Glass House Winery
The winery is open Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Hours are extended on Friday until 9:00 p.m. For only $10, you can taste a variety of wines, including several red and whites. Keeping the glass only costs $2 extra! Along with the wine tasting, they also pair a sample of their chocolate with one of the wines.
Handcrafted Gourmet Chocolate
Chocolates are available to purchase either individually, in sets of four, or as a set of 12. There are two different four-piece chocolate boxes that cater to red-wine drinkers or those who prefer white wine, so you can choose your preference. Flavors range from traditional staples such as Salted Caramel to more adventurous combinations such as Mangio Mania and Cherry Chilli, one of their newest flavor concoctions. If you want a custom box with different flavors, be sure to email or call ahead of time.
Bed & Breakfast
You’re probably thinking that Glass House has it all already — wine, chocolate, a beautiful tropical atmosphere — but that’s not all! Glass House Winery also has a Bed & Breakfast, offering several luxurious rooms for nightly rentals as well as the entire house. Nightly rates for rooms range from $125 to nearly $400, depending on the season and day of the week. With island vibes, a night at the Glass House Bed & Breakfast will feel like a vacation in a tropical wine wonderland. If you want to have a getaway with friends, then why not rent the entire house for the weekend? You can drink all the wine and eat as much chocolate as your heart desires.
If you want to feel like you’re in the tropics in the heart of Virginia, then be sure to visit Glass House Winery for some delicious wine and homemade chocolate!
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