Media Coverage

Taylor Hotel on Winchester History and Food Tour
Photo credit: Jeff Taylor, Winchester Star

New Tour Company Shows off Winchester Food and History – A self-professed history buff, Misty Weaver saw that the city of Winchester was lacking a walking historical tour.

“My family will tell you that’s where I drag them every time we travel. And I realize not everyone loves history because of that, but everyone loves food!” said Weaver.

She started her own tour of downtown Winchester, packed full of historical anecdotes and stops at a number of locally owned restaurants. Weaver hopes to show tourists and locals alike what Winchester has to offer.

New Tour Company Offers a Taste of Winchester – From Pad Thai to apple pie, tiny tastes of local cuisine run the gamut in a new history and food tour conceived to promote downtown Winchester.

The tours provided by Taste Winchester History combine samples from downtown restaurants with a narrative conceived by tour founder, Misty Weaver.

Beginning at the south end of Loudoun Street Mall, walkers work their way from restaurant to restaurant. At each, there is a nibble or two to try, and between stops Weaver — or her husband, Anthony Morelli, who also leads groups — offers a narrative quirkier than the typical history tour, she said.

Yes, the Winchester Food Tour hit the airwaves On December 10th, 2018 with The River 95.3 WZRV FM, where Misty Weaver joined Janet Michael on The Valley Today podcast to talk food, beer, Winchester, history, and how all of that comes together for people to learn about the town in which they live or simply the town that they’re just visiting!

To listen to the podcast from The River 95.3 WZRV with Misty Weaver from Taste Winchester History Food Tour, click here:

Taste Winchester History on The Valley Today Podcast

Folks are starting to catch on regarding our ability to do Taste Winchester History Private Tours and learning that we work hard to make ourselves available almost any given day if we get enough notice to arrange our partners and give you the best tour possible.  Every day, not just Saturdays and Sundays (our regular, recurring tour dates).

In April of 2019 we were privileged to host the staff of Middleburg Life Magazine to give them our insights into what makes Winchester such an amazing place to live, eat, drink, and enjoy all of the events and history our great town has to offer!  And the results of our combined efforts — Taste Winchester History, Middleburg Life Magazine, our Tour Partners and much more came alive in the May 2019 Edition of Middleburg Life Magazine.  Click that link to read the incredible three-page spread on Winchester, our Winchester Food & Beer Tours, and then come on down and find out more about the town you’re living in or visiting (pages 42-44).  We’ll bet you’re missing a lot! 

It’s a really fantastic article for Winchester!

Bria Lloyd and the Local DVM team joined Misty and Anthony and their tour group on a Historic Food Tour on August 3rd, 2019, covering Taste Winchester History in a very nice video segment and write-up.  Click the following link to see and hear about how our food and brewery tours incorporate history and architecture — and a lot of fun and good times:  Winchester Food Tour Incorporates History and Architecture.