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Category: Virginia Wineries

White Oak Canyon

A slightly spur-of-the-moment decision to spend Saturday of Memorial Day weekend out in the Shenandoah did not disappoint.  There was a large change of rain, so we went out there anyway, hoping for the best.  While it was more than a little humid, the rain held off…

DuCard Winery

Some days are better than others, and some days are downright fantastic.  Last Saturday, I ventured out to the Shenandoah with four of my favorite people for a hike and wine.  I never thought of myself as a “nature person,” mainly because I hate bugs and loathe being…

Cobbler Mountain

Once upon a time, I was a wine club member at Cobbler Mountain.  It was a great little perk, which included free wine tastings, access to the club room, all at the small price of a dozen bottles of wine.  Those days are over.  When I went to Cobbler Mountain…

Chryalis Winery

This weekend’s insanely awesome weather kept me outside pretty much all day, and I ventured to the Virginia mountains with some friends (more on that coming soon!).  This made me realize, however, how much of a slacker I’ve been with posting about local vineyards, which, this…

Winery Wednesday: Tarara

This is (obviously) a blog archive from a few years ago. Enjoy!!   This past weekend was Tax Free Weekend here in Virginia.. So, of course, I had to completely screw up my overly-strict budget and take advantage of clothes shopping without having to give Uncle Sam a cut…

Winery of the Week: Sunset Hills

Impulsive winery trips are sometimes the best. Have I mentioned how much I looove Virginia wineries? I think I might have…. 😉 Although it sounds like a retirement facility, Sunset Hills Vineyard in Loudon County, VA has been named Virginia’s favorite winery for 2011… And HOW was…

Winery Wednesday: North Gate Winery

 North Gate Winery not only has the most inexpensive yet a-mazing wine tasting I’ve ever had, they also have an optional TRUFFLE pairing. Yum! Wine+Chocolate=Yes please. I recommend the Cabernet Franc as well as the Viogner–both exquisitely done. North Gate also makes an…

Winery Wednesday: Vintage Ridge

Vintage Ridge Vineyard in Delaplane, Virginia is, from what I can recall, a hidden gem and perhaps one of the greatest tastings I’ve ever done here in Virginia. As you can see from the only photo of myself below, I was definitely having a good ol’ time…

Winery Wednesday

Winery of the Week is Piedmont Vineyards and Winery. The oldest vineyard in Virginia, it is owned and operated by a German family, who is sweeter than sweet. Their Hunt Country Chardonnay tops my list–has a nice buttery, creamy undertone. Amazing. It is not, however, a “spend…

Stone Tower

You guys. I know Virginia is beautiful, but I had NO idea that anything this side of the Atlantic could be THIS beautiful.  I’m obsessed.  Stone Tower Winery is owned by the same people who own Belfort Furniture, so to that the interior design is gorgeous would be…