If you know anything about Loudoun County wineries, you know that Quattro Goomba's Winery (2860 James Monroe Highway, Aldie) is the place to be for great live music.
We should be talking about Goomba's inexpensive tasting fee of only $6 for eight wines, or the delicious frozen Frappe Vino slushie we had because it was so perfect for our recent warm weather -- but first let's discuss the fresh new musical acts they invite over every weekend for us to enjoy.
Live music echoes through the winery and beyond every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March through November during normal business hours.
We found musicians including Mike Bowers at the winery; Bowers said he "has a residency" performing at Goomba's.
But back to that Frappe Vino slushie, designed to cool this week's sticky Summer feeling. It comes with a take home packet to make yourself and is a favorite at the winery. If you're looking for a quick bite, head to the Quattro Pizza Shop in the main tasting room, which dishes up individual squares of pizza at $2.50 each. They also take orders to go if you're in a hurry.
The winery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and noon to 9 p.m. Fridays. It's located about an hour from downtown D.C.
P.S., Bring your dog. They love dogs.