courtesy of ‘InspirationDC’
If you like watching the sun set over a glass of merlot in Virginia’s wine country, watch out — those days may be numbered, and your favorite winery’s may be, too.
Fauquier County is still considering shutting down its wineries at 6 p.m., except in special cases, putting your ability to enjoy evening events and wineries’ ability to break even on the chopping block.
The first hearing was back in November, and the county will hold another, possibly final, public hearing on Thursday. Luckily, you can help.
Sunsets on the patio
If you like sipping wine at sunset at wineries in Virginia’s Fauquier County, you might soon be out of luck.
Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Warrenton, a public hearing will take place on proposed new zoning ordinances that would limit wineries’ ability to hold events, especially in the evening, and would put the kibosh on outdoor music.
There are 17 wineries in Fauquier, and they have a lot of events. One would think they might also bring a lot of business into the county, but perhaps this is about something other than common sense.