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Day 9 –Follow the Brew (and Hard Cider) Trail

There are about fifty wineries, craft breweries and cideries in the Central Virginia region near Charlottesville. Find links to all at VirginiaWines.org. If craft beer is your passion, combine the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a day of tasting the best beer Virginia has to offer. After a breakfast viewing the Blue Ridge from our vantage eleven miles east, travel north to Rt. 33, then west to Skyline Drive. Take Skyline Drive from the entrance at Rt. 33 (Swift Run Gap) south to the next exit at Rt. 64. Enjoy the view, stop for a hike. When you exit take Rt. 250 east to Rt. 151 where you will find the Blue Mountain Brewery. Enjoy the brew and a snack or even lunch. Now the decision: to continue further south on Rt. 151 to two southern breweries, Wild Wolf and Devils Backbone. Or, travel southeast on Plank Road to Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards (spectacular views and a wonderful tasting menu) and Albemarle Cider Works, where hard cider takes on a new meaning. If the beauty of the mountains leaves you hungry … stop half way back to the Inn for dinner at Rock Salt on Rt. 29 or at another restaurant in the Shops at Stonefield. You’ll get back to the Inn just in time for a relaxing dip in the hot tub before the best night’s sleep yet!

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