My knowledge of wine is limited, so when people say that they are going to “wine country,” I assume that they are headed to Napa or Europe. Apparently Virginia has a wine country as well, which we explored on a recent day trip to Middleburg, VA.
Quattro Goomba’s also has a brewery. That is where we spent most of our time because: beer > wine (particularly on muggy weekends.)
Beer among the children
Quattro Goomba’s is a very family-friendly place that bans tour buses. There are large open spaces with dogs and children running around.
The venue isn’t a glorified daycare however – it feels like being at a backyard party that happens to have kids rather than a children’s party that happens to have wine. We didn’t feel out of place as a childless group of four.
The only awkward moment was deciding whether we would go back for second round order of wine slushies (we didn’t.)
I chatted up one of the bartenders at Quattro Goomba’s because she had a University of Minnesota shirt on. She recommended touring a nearby town called Middleburg, so we headed there after the brewery.
Middleburg is a quaint town that reminded me a lot of the Boston-exurbs where Aaron got married. There were some very pricey boutiques and restaurants, as well as a distillery where we had a cordials flight.
The drive back to town felt long, but we arrived back before dark. We only realized after we got back that we had done a day in Virginia wine country without actually having any wine (aside from the slushies).
Maybe next time. 🍷