Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, Hume, Va.

Distance from Baltimore: 101 miles, about two hours. Why it's worth the gas: A winery that takes pride in its product while maintaining a laid back atmosphere – and a working horse ranch. The owners take ride in their ties to the Old West, where they both grew up. The tasting room includes artifacts from am old ranch homestead. The vineyard here yields a variety of wines, fromwhite to rose to dessert wines. Don't miss: The funny money. Owners Linda and Bob Claymier have traveled around the world and have out on display money from countries they have visited. They challenge visitors to bring in currency from the parts of the world the owners have never seen. If you get it right, you get a 10 percent discount on wine purchases. Information: Open Thursday - Monday from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more information call (540) 635-3200 or visit
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