Visit Middleburg is the destination website for Middleburg, Virginia, known as the Nation’s Horse and Hunt Capital. Located 45 miles west of Washington, D.C., Middleburg is home to award-winning wineries and vineyards, outstanding horse country, scenic country roads, historic and cultural assets, a nationally recognized museum and top-notch culinary experiences.
Wining and Dining
- The Middleburg Virginia American Viticultural Area (AVA), founded in 2012, includes a 198-square mile region bounded by the Potomac River to the north and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.
- Our region is home to 30 wineries, located in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.
- About a dozen unique restaurants can be found in the Middleburg area, including several gourmet restaurants featuring the highest-quality, locally sourced ingredients and farm-to-table dining experiences.
- More than 400 equestrian events take place in Middleburg and surrounding areas, including polo, steeplechases and horse shows
- Middleburg is one of the most popular training areas for Olympic equestrian athletes, thanks to our rolling countryside and close proximity to major 3-day events.
- Middleburg is the home of the National Sporting Library & Museum, which holds more than 26,000 books and works of art focused on equestrian, angling and field sports.
- Middleburg was a weekend getaway for President John F. Kennedy and family, who enjoyed riding in the area and built a home here.
- Middleburg was established in 1787 by American Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel and Virginia statesman Leven Powell.
- Two skirmishes took place in Middleburg during the Gettysburg Campaign of the Civil War in 1863.
- The Middleburg Historic District, which includes the 19th-century center of town, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as are several other historic farms and buildings in town, including the Red Fox Inn, which bills itself as the oldest continually operated inn in the United States.