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
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
Bluemont Vineyard sits on the side of a mountain in Bluemont overlooking what might be one of the amazing views I have seen from a winery in Virginia…one that reaches miles and miles and probably all the way into Maryland. While I have no doubt the view is lovely year-round, the autumn surely rivals the rest with the changing color of leaves complemented with flowers still in full bloom.
You may have heard about a thing called Sip and Paint, they seem to be popping up everywhere the last few years. I had heard they were lots of fun but just hadn’t made it to one yet…until now.
Saturday the weather was beautiful and we were lucky to have all day with nowhere to be…perfect for some wine adventures! We decided to stick fairly close to home in the Upperville and Middleburg area.
Kris and I set out last weekend to gather a few photos in preparation to launch the blog. Our plan was to visit a few wineries in Delaplane that we hadn’t visited, get some photos, and have some time to sit and relax so I could do some final edits and site configuration.
What is it they say about best-laid plans?
Do you love to dance? I do…I mean I REALLY love to dance, but it seems like as you get older unless you are involved in some kind of club or class, you seldom get the chance to break it down except in the privacy of your bathroom. Not that I do that of course 😉
A few weeks ago, we went with some friends to Tarara Winery in Lucketsville for a concert event.