A Swing through the Charlottesville Wine Country


Visiting the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia on our Anniversary

Kelly and I recently celebrated our Anniversary this October by staying at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV.  On the way home, we had some spare time and decided to take advantage of it by taking a small detour through the Charlottesville, VA area.  We often frequent the vineyards and wineries up in NOVA, so this was a nice change of pace.  On the docket for today’s adventure… Continue reading

The 10 Best Northern Virginia Wineries of 2018 You Must Visit

Virginia Wine is exploding!  Additionally, many are taking it to the next level.  Don’t know where to visit?  Fear not, here are our Best Northern Virginia Wineries for 2018.  Our list takes into account more than the wine.  It’s about the facility, people, setting, events, value, and uniqueness.  Simply put, it’s about the experience.  Sit back, relax, open a nice bottle, and enjoy.

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RdV Vineyards – A Few Visits and Reviews

I originally wrote this article last year.  Shortly later, Kelly decided to open her own Career Coaching & Personal Branding business, and we had to put A Complex Crush on hold for a short time.  That said, it’s now time to start posting again.  I added some updated information at the bottom.

December 2017…

Little did we know that embedding ourselves more and more into the Virginia Wine community would trigger so many new and fun relationships.  This is the foundation for this week’s story about a recent adventure.

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Stone Tower Fall Harvest Feast

The 5TH annual Stone Tower Winery Fall Harvest Feast occurred this past weekend.  I was the lucky lady with two handsome escorts…my husband and his father.  With the cooler autumn weather really settling in last week, it really helped to build the anticipation and harvest feel of the day.  We pulled up to the winery just before dusk and caught a breathtaking view of the last bit of sun setting behind the Tower View Tasting Room as we hopped out of the Uber.  (Gotta be responsible with 5 paired courses!)

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Aldie Harvest Food & Wine Festival

This weekend we took a break from painting and other household chores to check out Aldie Heritage Association’s Harvest Food and Wine Festival in downtown Aldie.  Now, “downtown” is used lightly because there isn’t even a traffic light in Aldie, but it is a very cute little town with old houses and stores, historic buildings, and place or two to grab a bite.  Never having attended the festival before, I had no idea what to expect.  

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