Every October the Fall Farm tour allows wineries and other rural business owners to open their doors to the public.
On Oct. 19-20 more than 40 businesses participated, ranging from livestock farms to wineries to a general store.
Chris and Bill Hatch
In 1950, the Hatch family moved to what is now Zephaniah Farms.
Now Bill Hatch makes wine in what used to be the family's two-car garage. His brother Chris raises Angus beef.
So what do they think of the combination of Angus beef and wine?
"We know they go well together," Chris Hatch said with a chuckle.
The plot of land Zephaniah Farms sits on has been owned by two families since it was land granted from Thomas Lord Fairfax more than 250 years ago.
The winery is only open on weekends, because almost everybody that works there also has a full time job.
"What we lack in capital, we are able to make up in family effort," said Bill Hatch.
Philomont General Store
The Philomont General Store has a wall of canned food that might remind some of a Warhol painting, others of Andy Griffith's Mayberry.
The building itself is fit for a sepia-toned Instagram filter.
Mark and Madeline Skinner have owned the 100-year-old store since 2003.
"We bought it to preserve the whole idea of the country store," said Madeline Skinner.
She and her husband wanted to preserve the building as well.
Inside there is still a working post office, wine and beer section, a deli, assorted gifts, groceries and a small area for automotive and fishing goods.
Lynne and Dave Updegrove started Davlin Farms as a way to raise the profile of heritage livestock. The name Davlin comes from the mixture of Dave and Lynne's first names.
The animals are listed as "threatened" by The Livestock Conservancy. Over time the animals were bred out of widespread use because they take twice as long to reach physical maturity, making them less profitable for industrial purposes.
The two breeds she has are Cotswold sheep and Buckeye chickens.
It is also important for Lynne Updegrove to help out fellow Loudoun residents.
"Most of us haven't been farmers our whole lives," said Updegrove, who supports a local 4-H organization that allows kids who don't own livestock to participate in raising one on her farm.
Harriet Wegmeyer and her husband Tyler founded Wegmeyer Farms in 2002 as a small pumpkin patch.
Jack-o-lanterns and seasonal decorations are the business staple, according to Wegmeyer, but she believes what sets her apart is the variety of heirloom pumpkins she sells.
"What sets us apart is variety and quality," said Harriet Wegmeyer.
In the spring she says strawberries make up the remaining 35 to 40 percent of her business.
Her wholesale business produces the lion's share of her revenue, but the Fall Farm Tour is a way for the couple to allow families to stop by and learn about farming, she says.
All Photos by Ben Hancock