Waiting for a flight out of Dulles International Airport the other day, I was pleased to see my gate was in Terminal C. That meant I could pass the time at Vino Volo, the best thing to happen to airport food since …. well, ever.
Vino Volo, which has outlets at 10 airports around the country, is a stylish wine bar concept with (at Dulles at least) a modest but fresh and interesting menu and a modest but interesting wine selection. You can buy a glass or a flight of tastes, and even a bottle to take on the plane (you’re through security already!).
While waiting for my flight, I enjoyed a flight of three wines from Miller Wine Works in Napa Valley. Three big red wines, which in their small tastes were delicious and paired well with braised pork tacos. All the tensions of preparing for a trip and getting to the airport and through to the gate evaporated with each sip.
Another laudable point about Vino Volo – each of its stores carries some local wine. So the Vino Volo in San Antonio has some Texas wine on its list, and the Dulles outpost has some from Virginia. For curious and thirsty traveler.
Vino Volo at Washington Dulles International Airport is located near gate C3.