Weekend Recap: Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek and Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

Two weekends ago, my boyfriend purchased a new mid-size SUV. Before, he had a pick-up truck which limited certain attractions because his truck wouldn’t fit into many of the garages comfortably so we would take my car.  Since the new purchase, my boyfriend yearned to take a few day trips and give my car a break. Last weekend, we drove up to Baltimore, MD to visit the National Aquarium and had dinner at Phillips Seafood. We had so much fun on our day trip, we wanted to embark on another day trip this weekend and decided on Leesburg, VA!

The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek

I decided on Winery at Lost Creek because it’s close to an outlet mall and they offer food. Yes, food. Many wineries only offer cheese and charcuterie which is fine, but we wanted to have lunch after our wine tasting without driving many places. The Winery at Lost Creek took about an hour to get to and the drive/ride really wasn’t that bad!

Upon arriving, you’re welcomed by the bare vines and open fields of tables. During the spring and summer, I can only imagine these areas are besieged by many picnickers and their dogs.

things to do in DC. Lost creek winery

things to do in DC. Lost creek winery

things to do in DC. Lost creek wineryWhen we walked in, we were given the option to sit at the bar or a table. We opted for the table since we would also order lunch. The ambiance was calming with dim lights, sofas, chairs and a fire place. The wine tasting comprised of four white wines and three red wines. I didn’t care for any of the red wines. I don’t like red wine, it tastes bitter. I thoroughly enjoyed the white wines, but in particular, The Thibaut-Janisson Sparkling. It was light and had a sweet note to it.

things to do in DC. Lost creek wineryNeither of us thought to have breakfast before leaving my place so we wanted something to eat right away.We ordered a cheese and charcuterie board and everything was of high quality and fresh. For lunch, I ordered the, Wine Country Grilled Cheese. The sandwich has smoked ham, petit basque cheese, apples, mascarpone cream drizzled on top of the sourdough bread and a small serving of pasta salad. So, YES, I ordered a grilled cheese and it was delicious!

things to do in DC. Lost creek winerythings to do in DC. Lost creek winery

We spent about an hour at the winery and decided to head to the outlet mall. I’m sure we’ll return to spend a lot more time relaxing on the lawn.

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

I’ve only shopped at the Leesburg Corner Outlets once before this trip so I really didn’t know what to expect. Honestly, the outlet mall wasn’t much different than the other outlet malls I’ve visited. There was a Gap, Old Navy, J.Crew, Nike and so on. Outlet stores that I have not seen at other outlet malls in the DC area are Vineyard Vines, Tory Burch and Burberry.

Being plus size, I was very underwhelmed that there wasn’t or perhaps we didn’t see any plus size outlet stores. I did find a gingham button up and graphic top from Old Navy.

Overall, we enjoyed our day trip and are looking forward to our next #sundayfunday! What did you do this past weekend?

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  1. January 24, 2018 / 9:49 am

    This past weekend we did absolutely nothing! We went to disney weekend before last, so this weekend we simply relaxed and recovered lol

    • Le
      January 25, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      There’s nothing wrong with that! I’m going to Disney for the first time soon, I cant wait!

  2. January 24, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Seems like you had a pretty fun weekend, mine was boring to say the least. It rained all day then went for shopping rather late and just came back to the house and did absolutely nothing. How boring can I be? I need to change that.

    • Le
      January 25, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      There’s nothing wrong with quiet weekends, but I understand… I need to make more friends myself 😂

  3. January 24, 2018 / 11:38 am

    This past weekend, we drove about an hour and a half from our home to a lovely state park, along the Georgia state line. We hiked several of the trails, and enjoyed a picnic lunch on a downed tree.

  4. January 24, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I don’t think I even got dressed last weekend. I love ordering a charcuterie board, but I hate sharing it.

    • Le
      January 25, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      It’s so good, I almost had to make my bf order his own lol

  5. January 24, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I love going to wineries but you are so right that they should have something substantial to eat. Wine and shopping is a nice paring too!

  6. Erika Ramona
    January 24, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Hello daytrippers! Looks great that you enjoyed this past weekend. I did not get to do anything special because I had to go to work. I knowww.. it sucks working on weekends. 🙂

  7. January 25, 2018 / 8:01 am

    I love tapas and wine. Of course, a good selection of cheese too! Your post makes me so hungry!

  8. January 25, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    We like visiting winery and try their testing and food. Each year we go to Asheville, NC or Gatlinburg, TN for it. We always have a blast.

    • Le
      January 25, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      Asheville is on my list ! Are there any wine tastings outside of the Biltmore ?

  9. January 25, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    Wow.. this looks like a great place to be at. I loved it through your post and pictures. Wine tasting outings have always been fun for us. Hoping the weekend ahead is eventful for us.

  10. Ally
    January 25, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    I love DC! My mom lives in Arlington Square. I need to check these out when I come back!

    • Le
      January 25, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Definitely !

  11. damondnollan
    January 25, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    The food looked amazing! What did I do? Nothing remotely awesome as you.

  12. January 25, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    It seems like you had a great weekend. Your pictures were very cool! I’d love to come to D.C again!

    • Le
      January 27, 2018 / 7:05 pm

      Cool! Do you have family/friends in the DC area?

  13. January 26, 2018 / 2:09 am

    Usually in our weekend trips we take our kid to park! She loves playing around the swings and the toys there!

  14. January 27, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Such a great and informative post. I didn’t know about so many of these things before. ty 🙂

  15. January 27, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I like visiting vineyard with restaurant and try their homegrown produces. Great photos!

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