This Haunted Winery Tour Is Sure to Put You in the Fall Spirit

The Winery at Bull Run in Northern Virginia offers haunted tours and wine tastings from mid-September to mid-November.

Foggy outdoor winery area with silhouette of a tree
Photo: The Winery at Bull Run

Fall will be in full force in just a few short weeks, and we are so ready for pumpkin carving, pulling those cozy sweaters out of storage and watching Hocus Pocus at least a dozen times. We recently stumbled upon the latest addition to our fall bucket list and think you'll want to join in on the festive fun, too—a haunted winery tour in the gorgeous Virginia countryside.

The Winery at Bull Run, located in Northern Virginia, is the closest winery to Washington, D.C., and lies adjacent to a historic Civil War battle site. According to the winery's website, "it should come as no surprise that tales of shadowy apparitions, orbs and unexplained cannon fire abound," due to the close proximity to the Manassas Battlefield.

You can experience both the haunts and award-winning vino at the winery with their lantern-led walking tours and wine tastings on Thursday and Friday nights from September 18-November 16. The tour will be accompanied with Civil War ghost stories and potentially a haunted encounter of your own! (We might need a few glasses of wine to make it through this tour!)

The Haunted Wine Tour offers seven different tastings along the hour-long experience, as well as run-ins with several notorious characters. Don't worry, no one will jump out and scare you—the spirits tend to keep to themselves.

Full disclosure: Individual tickets for the haunted wine tour are sold out, so you'll need to join Bull Run's wine club to score a pair of your own (or wait until next year when regular tickets go on sale again). Tickets are $45 per person; be sure to buy them ASAP, because they are selling out fast!

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