The Ag District

A Working Farm in Northern Virginia

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A Restoration of the Land…

On the southern edge of Loudoun County, just minutes from the bedroom communities of Northern Virginia, lies the The Ag District: an agricultural conservation zone. This working farm is a registered Agricultural and Forrestal District, which means the land is protected from intense development and is acknowledged within the law to preserve Virginia’s rural heritage. Nestled in the Bull Run Mountains, The Ag District has rich lands and stunning vistas and will remain that way for generations to come.

What is now The Ag District started from humble beginnings. In 1998, Jennifer McCloud bought her first tract of land to grow Norton grapes (The Real American Grape!®) in an effort to help restore this historically significant Virginia native. What started as a passion for growing grapes and making wine soon expanded to a deep love of the land and the richness it provides.

Today, within the 412 acres of The Ag District live three thriving food businesses: Chrysalis Vineyards, Locksley Farmstead Cheese Company, and Little River Bakehouse. At the heart of it all is the Ag District Center, a beautiful gathering spot that houses a tasting room, creamery, kitchen and the brick ovens that serve up delicious meals to our guests.

Come visit us, take in the views, and enjoy the fruits of our labor!