Upon discovering the village of Middleburg and the stunning surrounding landscape, visitors often draw comparisons to the beautiful English countryside. Home to more than 160 historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Middleburg is known for its natural beauty, history and charm.
Low stone walls wind through picturesque horse farms and pristine fields that stretch for miles on end. Cattle graze in rolling pastures against a backdrop of the nearby Blue Ridge and Bull Run mountains. Vineyards abound, with the perfect climate for grapes yielding impressive wines… and making it one of the top ten wine destinations in the world.
Middleburg was established in 1787, with land purchased from George Washington’s cousin. Over the years, Middleburg has maintained its small town charm while becoming a premier destination for fox hunting and steeple chasing, and attracting world leaders, avid equestrians, and wine lovers. The town’s historic inns have hosted everyone from Civil War soldiers to President John F. Kennedy and actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Places to Stay
There are many options for lodging in the town of Middleburg -- including the newly opened luxury Salamander Resort and Spa...the Red Fox Inn, a historic inn dating back to the 1700's… and the Middleburg Country Inn, a charming bed and breakfast, as well as film package offerings at select hotels here. For complete listings, directions, and reservations: www.visitloudoun.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Accommodations
There are choices for every palate -- from local, organic Virginia Piedmont cuisine to French gourmet to down home American fare. Grab a salad or sandwich at the local market or coffee shop -- or linger by the fireplace in a romantic setting. www.visitloudoun.org/Experience-Loudoun/Dining
It was Thomas Jefferson who first introduced grapes to his home state of Virginia. Today, this region is one of the Top Ten Wine Destinations in the World. There are over 22 wineries located within 30 minutes of the town of Middleburg. www.visitloudoun.org/Experience-Loudoun/Wine-Country/Wineries-Tasting-Rooms
The festival’s official partner, the Boxwood Winery, was recently named as one of the “Nine Must-See Wineries of the World” (Celebrated Living Magazine) http://boxwoodwinery.com/