What to do and see in Purcellville, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 1, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Purcellville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. The population was 9,232 according to the United States Census 2015 Population Estimate (as of July 1, 2015). Purcellville is the major population center for western Loudoun and the Loudoun Valley. Today, many of the older structures remaining in Purcellville reflect the Victorian architecture popular during the early 20th century. Patrick Henry College is located in the town.
Restaurants in Purcellville

1. 8 Chains North

38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20197-1038 +1 571-439-2255
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

8 Chains North

8 Chains North is a family-owned and -operated farm winery located in the town of Waterford in picturesque Loudoun County, Virginia. Owner and Winegrower Ben Renshaw's careful attention to viticulture reveals itself in our old-world-style wines -- rich, dry reds with supple tannins, and crisp, dry whites with lovely acidity. Come visit us in our spacious, comfortable Tasting Room and enjoy two tasting options -- wines only, or wines paired with handcrafted chocolate truffles. Take a seat on the patio overlooking the vineyard, or in cooler weather, warm up by the fireplace inside. We offer a lite fare menu or you may bring your own picnic. We welcome groups with advance reservations and can accommodate limos and buses (no party buses allowed.) 8 Chains North is pleased to welcome your well-behaved children and dogs.

Reviewed By jehenson81

This was my third winery of the day and I have to say they had good wine. I appeared to be the first visit of the day and Emily (I think that was her name) took good care of me. None of the wines were too overpowering save one that was super woodsy which I had to dumb. The tasting was on the cheaper end of the spectrum and this was an added bonus.

2. Doukenie Winery

14727 Mountain Rd, Hillsboro, VA 20132-3638 +1 540-668-6464
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Doukenie Winery

Reviewed By Larry H - Denver

We traveled through the area in May 2017. We felt the wines here to be our favorites. We asked if they would ship to Colorado. They said yes. We asked if they would ship wines we had purchased at other local vineyards. They said yes....MoreThank you for the kind words! We're sorry about the shipping issues. We hope you come back the next time you're in the area!

3. The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

16804 Hamilton Station Rd, Hamilton, VA 20158-3204 +1 540-338-5309
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

Reviewed By SROVirginia - Virginia

Interesting Chardonnay that falls in-between the crisp French style and the buttery California style, so should please a variety of palates. Nice rose' as well, made from Cabernet franc. Tasting of six wines for $8. Personable pourer but probably not a wine scholar. (The general lack of knowledge on the part of pourers at VA wineries usually makes me knock a point or two off the overall rating.) Large tasting room, but the outdoor views do not match those at (for example) Breaux. Live music occasionally.

4. Catoctin Creek Distillery

120 W Main St, Purcellville, VA 20132-3023 +1 540-751-8404
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek® Distilling Company was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. We are located in Purcellville, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley. Loudoun County, often called D.C.'s Wine Country, is home to more than twenty vineyards and wineries, and it now has a distillery.At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. Organic means higher quality: grain and fruit, sourced locally when possible, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. Sure, it is more difficult to produce organically, but the results speak for themselves.

Reviewed By Anect-Rafi M

The tour is very informative but informal, it feels like a friend of yours is showing you around. And thats a good thing. The staff is very friendly, service oriented and know their stuff.

The whiskey is amazing. They have samplers available. Stop in for a drink. You wont be dissapointed.

5. 868 Estate Vineyards

14001 Harpers Ferry Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132-1729 +1 540-668-7008
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

868 Estate Vineyards

A welcoming vineyard with award-winning wine in the heart of DC's Wine Country. We have plenty of food options on site, including gourmet fare in our full service restaurant, Grandale Vintner's Table, sandwiches in our Tasting Room and casual food at our Grill. (The Grill is open weekends May - Oct.) 868 Is dog-friendly (outside) and child-friendly.

Reviewed By EarleneBrad

Greeted by Shirley who presided over our tasting. We had a lot of info about the wines. There were 6 to taste. Although they were good, we are not true French Oak fans and all but the Chardonnay were done in Oak. We opted not...MoreSo glad you had the chance to come see us! We look forward to seeing you again soon - Nancy

6. Sunset Hills Vineyard

38295 Fremont Overlook Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132-2980 +1 540-882-4560
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Sunset Hills Vineyard

Reviewed By EarleneBrad

Pulled up to this busy, but beautiful tasting room. We were immediately taken care of by Bridgett and Jaime. Lots of information shared about each wine. There were 6 to taste. Tastings are $10. We ended up purchasing a Petit Mensang dessert wine.
Great place to visit!

7. Breaux Vineyards

36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132-1748 +1 540-668-6299
Excellent
41%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 198 reviews

Breaux Vineyards

Come enjoy the internationally acclaimed wines of Breaux Vineyards. Our 400+ acre estate has 104 acres planted in 17 different grape varieties. Nestled between the hills, our vineyard plantings extend up the Short Hill Mountain. Long vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains can be enjoyed from our tasting room, Patio Madeleine and our landscaped terraces. We are located only an hour from metropolitan DC, Dulles and BWI airports and a short distance from historic Harpers Ferry, WV. Come see Virginia’s Favorite Winery!

Reviewed By LoafJugThouTree - Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Yes, Virginia, you can look like California, with gorgeous vistas, beautiful vineyards,
a world-class tasting room, and good wines. The pourers are all winos and everyone I've been with has been extremely knowledgable. Bring some food. Buy some wine. Have a picnic! The place knows how to make people happy. It's a must-see in Virginia's wine country.

8. North Gate Vineyard

16031 Hillsboro Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132-2843 +1 540-668-6248
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

North Gate Vineyard

Reviewed By Norma M - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Gals' week: Dave gave us a nice experience while tasting their wine by offering a chocolate pairing (reg tasting $8, Chocolate pairing $13) We really enjoyed the Chambourcin which Dave claimed to be 'the red wine for white wine drinkers' with its low tannins. We tasted a rkatsieli which is the oldest vinefera grape in the world. It was interesting with the key lime chocolate pairing.

9. Hillsborough Vineyards

36716 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, VA 20132-2743 +1 540-668-6216
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Hillsborough Vineyards

Hillsborough Vineyards is a small boutique winery nestled in the scenic hillside outside of Washington, D.C.

Reviewed By bassaidai88 - Hagerstown, Maryland

Tastings are $10 and the knowledgeable hostess walks you through their offerings in a converted stone barn with exposed hand hewn beams. It is a really cool interior with a side dining room displaying the owners artwork which is also incorporated onto the wine labels. Find a bottle you like and grab some glasses to enjoy with absolutely beautiful views of the valley. You can bring your own food but one is not allowed to eat on their patio...however there are plenty of other tables and chairs spread across the property. We like the relaxed atmosphere here.

10. Old 690 Brewing Company

15670 Ashbury Church Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132-2817 +1 540-668-7023
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Old 690 Brewing Company

Reviewed By SROVirginia - Virginia

Great selection of beers with ample seating in the sun, as always, but the new (to me) addition of Old 690 Lite was an unpleasant surprise. Very like Budweiser. Bought a full pint before tasting it; big mistake. Taste it first. If you like Bud, you'll probably like it. When I couldn't drink it my husband tried to help, but said it tasted "chemically." I didn't taste chemicals, just something like Bud. Beware. (The Pale Ale is much better.)

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