Explore The Best Locations When You Rent A BMW X5

If you’re looking for a great way to spend a vacation with your significant other, consider a tour of the Virginia wineries. Rent a BMX X5 and take off in search of great wines. Virginia is rapidly becoming a major player on the world’s wine stage. There are nine different wine regions in the state and each boasts some pretty spectacular wines. The climate and landscape of Virginia provide numerous choices for vineyards. A variety of grapes grow throughout the Commonwealth and the idea soil conditions produce wines from everywhere in the state.

You can start your trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This wine region runs between Roanoke and the North Carolina border. There are many things to do in this area, from boating and fishing on Smith Mountain Lake to enjoying the Old Fiddler’s Convention held in Galax, VA.

This are is also home to many wonderful wineries that specialize in Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier in the whites and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chambourcin in the reds, like Paris.

Central Virginia is home to some of the most popular wineries in the state. With a growing season that lasts more than 200 days, this area produces some world famous wines. There are many wineries located around Charlottesville and others closer to Richmond.

Wineries in Central Virginia produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling, along with Pinot Gris, Syrah, and Traminette.

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is also known as a major wine-producing region. There are many things to see and do in this area and visiting the many vineyards is one of the most popular. The Valley is known for fertile, although a bit rocky soil and for a fairly warm and dry growing season.

Vineyards here produce almost every variety of grape including Chambourcin, Mandolin, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Vidal Blanc. A number of Valley wineries also produce fruit wines which are delicious.

While Northern Virginia is known for its defense industry and traffic, it is also a major wine-producing region. There are several great wineries offering a wide selection of award-winning wines. The wineries in Northern Virginia produce great wines of almost every type including Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Zinfandel, and Traminette.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia may not be the first place you think of when you think Virginia wines. It is a beautiful peninsula consisting of small towns, farms, and waterside villages, but is has also become a major player in the Virginia wine industry. There are only three wineries, but they produce some outstanding Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and Petit Verdot wines.

Traveling further south along I95 and then I64, you will find Hampton Roads. This is an area known for Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, but is is also home to some wonderful wineries. Here, vineyards are producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Seyval Blanc and Merlot wines.

For a fun vacation with your partner, rent a BMW X5 and start exploring the many wine regions of Virginia. You’ll taste some great wines, meet some wonderful people, and have stories to tell when you return home.