The Williamsburg Tasting Trail
The Williamsburg Tasting Trail has quickly become popular among wine and microbrewery enthusiasts. While Williamsburg has long been home to the award winning Williamsburg Winery, there are now distilleries, microbreweries and a meadery all in the greater Williamsburg Area. In addition within a 30 minute drive are three additional wineries worth a visit along the Colonial Virginia Wine Trail.
A tour is a fun way to spend an afternoon, so long as you do so responsibly with a designated driver. If no one in your group wants to miss the fun, check with the folks at the Drink Williamsburg Tour. They will take you door to door from your hotel or resort on your Williamsburg Tasting Trail adventure. Best of all, when you book with Williamsburg Vacations your confirmation will include a discount code that can be used toward your Drink Williamsburg Tour.
The Williamsburg Tasting Trail Includes:
Silver Hand Meadery
While Mead is not often found on today’s most common restaurant drink lists, this historic libation is being reinvented with a variety of new recipes all starting with the honey bee. Enjoy a tour and tasting where you will learn about the entire process and can sample not only the mead itself, but also the honey used to create it.
Virginia Beer Company
Whether you want to explore the brewery, or spend time in the garden, the Virginia Beer Company features high quality and limited edition beers. They also frequently feature live entertainment and local food trucks to complete the experience. Located at 401 Second Street in Williamsburg. Open Wednesday – Sunday.
Whether your drink of choice is Bourbon, Gin or Rum, the Williamsburg Distillery uses only the finest ingredients and unique recipes to create hand crafted libations that are reminiscent of the American colonial experience. 7218 Merrimac Trail in Williamsburg. Seasonal Hours Wednesday – Saturday.
Copper Fox Distillery
A unique experience, the Copper Fox was the first distillery to floor malt their own barley. The result is their signature American Single Malt, made entirely with local barley and smoked on site. Tours and tastings available Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm. 901 Capital Landing Road in Williamsburg.
Brass Cannon Brewing Company
Brass Cannon Brewing offers some of the area’s best beers, handcrafted and available on tap. Tours offer the opportunity to learn about the art of brewing, while the tap room’s selection changes often and keeps connoisseurs coming back for a fresh taste. 5476 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg. Open Daily at 12:00pm.
Aleworks Brewing Company
With a selection of 6 year-round beers as well as Brewmaster Reserves, and seasonal brews, there is no wonder Aleworks is becoming one of the most popular breweries in the area. In addition to the substantial beverage selection, don’t miss the our hand made pretzels, made fresh daily. 189 Ewell Road, Williamsburg. Tap Room opens at 12:00pm daily.
For information on local wineries including the Williamsburg Winery, Saude Creek Vineyards, New Kent Winery and James River Cellars, visit our page dedicated to the Colonial Virginia Wine Trail.