Move over, Napa. Virginia's got a whole new bag.
Wine hot spots are cropping up all over the country, one of the best being Virginia's Piedmont region, East of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There, wineries, quaint country inns with wraparound porches, and comfort-food serving restaurants abound. A great place to try? The Clifton Inn. Located in the heart of Charlottesville, on the outskirts of Thomas Jefferson's former home, it's everything you'd expect from this surprisingly cosmopolitan town: Southern hospitality combined with contemporary elegance. Consider it for a perfect stop along a honeymoon road trip, a weekend getaway from D.C., or a fitting mini-moon before you head abroad.
Is anyone going domestic on their honeymoon? Where?
P.S. The Clifton Inn offers "Honeymooners" cooking class, where Executive Chef Dean Maupin teaches newlywed guests how to make his signature "Marriage Chicken." According to him, it's the secret to a lasting, loving union.