Best Winery to Avoid Bachelorette Parties

Linden Vineyards
3708 Harrels Corner Road, Linden, (540) 364-1997
Some people don’t want babies at wineries and others don’t like dogs. If you want to enjoy Viognier without being interrupted by a woman in a tiara and sash—who is not royalty—and a half dozen of her besties shrieking for rosé, head to Linden Vineyards in Fauquier County. Not only has owner-winemaker Jim Law been making some of the best wine in Virginia for more than 35 years, the winery doesn’t allow groups larger than four and has specific policies against, well, parties. No buses. No Wi-Fi. No outside food. No events. Unless you’re a member of their case club, you can’t even drink on the deck or winery grounds on weekends. Are the rules worth it? If you cringe when seeing a feather boa in a tasting room, the answer is yes. Red wine fans will enjoy the 2014 Petit Verdot on the regular tasting menu. It’s among the top expressions of the varietal in the Mid-Atlantic.