In honor of my husband’s birthday, and because we were way overdue on picking up our wine shipment, we ventured out to Philip Carter in Markham, VA. This winery was established in 2008, however their long history of vitners dates back to the 1600s and when colonists came to North America. Their property is about an hour from DC, and is down the street from Stribling Orchard.
The property is quite expansive, and hosts many events to include acts as a stunning wedding venue. On the property, are several picturesque ponds, brick fire pits, picnic tables, horse shoes, and corn hole. Bonus that PC is dog friendly, too. Inside the tasting room, they have art for sale, a fire place, and coloring books available to borrow to help entertain LOs.
On the weekends, there is live music and sometimes events such as their Oyster Night that took place yesterday ($50/pp for all you can eat fried, raw, or steamed oysters and a glass of their wine).
The winery also offers walking tours of the estate. If you would rather sit and enjoy your wine, there are many options to choose from; not to mention picnic baskets available for purchase. These baskets include several delicious items such as crackers and cheese – not to mention a blanket that you can use to spread out on.
All in all, we have been to Philip Carter several times, and have enjoyed it so much that we decided to join their wine club. For more information regarding their property, events, and memberships, visit them here.