River & Trail Outfitters offers outdoor enthusiasts with a taste for BBQ and great music the ultimate fun multi-adventure day of kayaking or canoeing on the Potomac River followed by live music at Loudoun County Virginia’s top-rated Tarara Winery.
River & Trail Outfitters has teamed up with Tarara Winery, named “Best Winery in Loudoun County” for eight consecutive years, to create the ultimate fun multi-adventure day for outdoor enthusiasts with a thirst for paddling and performing.
The stress-busting triathlon of sensory goodness kicks off with a guided 4.5-to-7 mile mellow kayaking or canoeing tour down the gently flowing Potomac River, known for its wealth of wildlife and water birds, such as Blue Herons, Wild Ducks, and an occasional Bald Eagle spotting. Upon arriving at the winery near Leesburg, Virginia, which parallels the Potomac, Paddle, Wine & Concert invigorated paddlers chill out during a festive concert, while enjoying their choice of tasty picnic fare. Tarara’s featured wines are available for purchase by the glass or the bottle. The day wraps up on the winery’s meticulously manicured 475- acre farm savoring live music under the starry night.
“We wanted to create a fun, relaxing trip that let’s people unplug while enjoying the serene natural beauty and the delicious wines being crafted from the surrounding land” says Natasha Baihly, who runs River & Trail Outfitters with her father Lee Baihly and other family members. No prior paddling experience needed, guide/interpreter, gear, choice of kayak or canoe and life jacket provided.
Paddle to the Winery & Summer Concert
$98 per person *add 5% amusement tax + $2 user fee/person
includes guided kayak/canoe tour on the Potomac, concert, & $15 food voucher
*Wine is available by the bottle for purchase
Food choices are from local favorite Monk’s barbeque and include:
Pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, and bacon on a stick. The entrees include one side of Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, or Slaw. The entree pricing for the pulled pork, and pulled chicken are $9.99, and the brisket is $11.99. The bacon on a stick are $4.99 each. A green salad option is also available. Drinks options are sodas & water.
*Wine by the bottle available for purchase.
Groups of 20 can ask about special dates for paddle and wine tours at other vineyards.
Less than 2 days notice?
spaces fill fast. Groups of 20 or more call to book your private Paddle & Wine Trip
Schedule will be comparable to 2015 dates.
Click on dates below to make a reservation
*This tour may be available on other dates for groups of 20 or more
13648 Tarara Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176
From Baltimore/Washington DC: Take 270N or 70W to Frederick. At Frederick, merge with 70W if you were on 270. Go ½ mile and take Exit 340 W. Go a few miles and exit onto US 15 S. Cross the Potomac River Bridge into Virginia. Climb up a big hill. At the top of the hill is a Getty Gas Station, just beyond, turn Left onto St. Clair Lane, go 1.8 miles. Turn Left onto VA-622 “Lost Corner Road”, Go .9 miles. Turn Left onto Tarara Lane. Head towards the Wine-tasting parking lot at the end of the road and park in the grass where the River & Trail parking signs are (always stay right). From Virginia: Drive to Leesburg and take 15 North through and beyond Lucketts, Virginia. Turn right onto St. Clair Lane just before the Getty Gas Station. Go 1.8 miles. Turn Left onto VA-622 “Lost Corner Road”, Go .9 miles. Turn Left onto Tarara Lane. River and Trail guests will park in the main parking lot close to the Main Building; follow the signs to the tasting room and watch for River and Trail parking signs.
From Leesburg, VA From the intersection of Route 7 and Route 15, follow Route 15 North approximately 10 miles to the Village of Lucketts. Take a right onto Route 662. Follow Route 662 for 3 miles to Tarara Winery entrance on the left. All River and Trail guests will park in the main parking lot close to the Main Building; follow the signs to the tasting room and watch for River and Trail parking signs.
Alternate Route from Leesburg, VA From the intersection of Route 7 and Route 15, follow 15 North approximately 4 miles to Limeston School Rd./Route 661. Turn right on 661 and follow to the end (3 miles). Turn right onto Spinks Ferry Road/Route 657. Follow Route 657 2 miles to Lost Corner Rd/Route 662. Turn left onto Route 662. Follow Route 662 1 mile to Tarara Winery entrance on the right. River and Trail guests will park in the main parking lot close to the Main Building; follow the signs to the tasting room and watch for River and Trail parking signs.
From Point of Rocks, MD Take Route 15 South for approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto Route 658. At the stop sign turn left onto Route 662. Follow Route 662 for 1 mile to Tarara Winery entrance on the left. River and Trail guests will park in the main parking lot close to the Main Building; follow the signs to the tasting room and watch for River and Trail parking signs.
“I wanted to thank you all for another great trip. This was our second year using River & Trail and once again it was a pleasant experience. Our staff could not say enough about what a good time they had and how smooth the trip went. I tell everyone about our trip and about River & Trail, and you should all be very proud of your organization. It is something we will be doing again!”
Sheila Woodling, Wilmer Optical