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.
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.
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.
It is only fitting that the first post on this Virginia Wine Blog be about the winery where my wine-ucation began. Oh sure, I have enjoyed wine for a long time, but we’re talking about the bartender recommended during happy hour or what the group was drinking at dinner or maybe even the bottle that was on sale at the supermarket.
I had tasted some good wines and some BAD wines, but couldn’t remember tasting any wines that I loved enough to remember by name. I mean who can keep track of whether you liked the 2012 Cab Sav or 2013? I never could…though I suppose you might argue now that I just hadn’t enough interest to try.
My experience at Stone Tower changed that for me and wine became more of a passion than a beverage.