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FATHER’S DAY FESTIVITIES IN VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY

By |May 28th, 2017|Blog, Winery Event|Comments Off on FATHER’S DAY FESTIVITIES IN VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY

A VIRGINIA WINE KIND of MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day is a universal holiday celebrating women across the country. Virginia wineries offer an array of options for celebrating mom on her big day. Fabulous wines, fun activities, and delicious fare help to create […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Blog, Winery, Winery Event|Comments Off on A VIRGINIA WINE KIND of MOTHER’S DAY

Taste of Monticello Wine Festival Concludes

The 6th Annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville, concluded this past weekend.

After the blustery winds that swept through the pavilion during the previous year’s festival, winemakers and festival goers alike welcomed […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Taste of Monticello Wine Festival Concludes

Powerful Focus Delivers The Best In A Wine Fest

The Taste of Monticello Wine Festival returns on April 13th through the 15th for its 5th year. Presently consisting of a group of more than 30 member wineries – all located within 25 miles of Charlottesville – […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Powerful Focus Delivers The Best In A Wine Fest

The Barns at the Hamilton Station Vineyards Wins the 2017 Governor’s Cup

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon places first in the 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards.

In prepared remarks, Gov. McAuliffe said, “I’m excited to see The Barns at Hamilton Station Cabernet Sauvignon win this year’s Governor’s […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Barns at the Hamilton Station Vineyards Wins the 2017 Governor’s Cup

It Makes Sense to Support What You Love – Wine & Seafood

Sensible Seafood might not be something that most of us think about shopping for when we make our trip to our local seafood monger or the seafood counter at the market. That’s something that the […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on It Makes Sense to Support What You Love – Wine & Seafood

The Williamsburg Winery : A Wine & Brine Experience

It had been too long since I last visited The Williamsburg Winery, but this past weekend turned out to be the a prime opportunity – nothing on the calendar – to enjoy a day of wine and seafood on the property. The 300-acre property known as Wessex Hundred encompasses The Williamsburg Winery, the Wedmore Place – a 28-room boutique hotel and two restaurants – Cafe Provencal and Gabriel Archer Tavern.

My husband and I started off our visit with a reserve tasting in the tasting room. The day that we visited the tasting consisted of these 7 wines that were poured by Joe:

2015 Wessex Hundred Viognier ($24)
2015 Acte 12 Chardonnay ($22)
2015 Petit Manseng ($28)
2014 Wessex Hundred Merlot ($24)
2014 Wessex Hundred Petit Verdot ($32)
2014 Trianon ($40)
2014 Gabriel Archer Reserve “New Release” ($42)

As always, I enjoyed the tasting and some of the wines were certainly noteworthy – but, since the wines weren’t really the focus of my visit this time, I will reserve my tasting notes for a future post. Let’s just say we did not return home empty handed.

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By |September 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Williamsburg Winery : A Wine & Brine Experience

28th Annual October Virginia Wine Month: A Celebration of Virginia’s Wines and Wineries

Currently ranking fifth in the nation with more than 285 wineries and 16 ciders, Virginia is an outstanding destination for wine and cider lovers.
October Virginia Wine Month: Discover Your Local Crush arrives in only a few short weeks and is the best time of the year to visit Virginia wine country. Unique to Virginia, the month is dedicated to the jubilant celebration of wine with fare, festivities and exclusive events simultaneously combined with harvest season.
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By |September 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 28th Annual October Virginia Wine Month: A Celebration of Virginia’s Wines and Wineries

5 Key Points To Know About the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Fest

The 4th Annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival wrapped up a few weeks ago with another impressive crowd, despite the crisp air and the blustery winds. That finale headlined almost an entire week of amazing featured wine experiences centered around the wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail. From the Monticello Wine Cup Awards on Thursday to the festival itself on Saturday, the historic area of Charlottesville, VA radiated with local pride, and thousands of wine-loving visitors, and locals alike.

The wine was universally popular (look for our review of the festival wines on our blog in May), but the real treat for festival-goers was the ability to get up close and personal with the winemakers and winery representatives.

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By |July 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Key Points To Know About the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Fest

Ha! Who Whines When You Can “WineFest” in the Winter?

It may have been only the third annual Coastal Virginia Wine Fest, but a lot has been said about this popular wine festival held in Virginia Beach.

The Coastal Virginia Wine Fest starts with an excellent location — state of the art building, plenty of convenient parking and several nice hotels just a stone’s throw away. The Virginia Beach Convention Center is the perfect place to play host to an indoor wine festival. It has lots of space, nice restrooms, and plenty of areas to sit and relax — and with the festival being held during the chillier months, it’s a warmer option, nothing too out of the ordinary except that it’s indoors.

The brainchild behind the fest is Vista Graphics President and Publisher, Randy Thompson – perhaps, using a speck of borrowed ideas; the greatest form of flattery. The fest nourishes a devoted segment of tourist and locals, provides the perfect reason for a mid-winter break at the beach — and helps to expose more people to Virginia wine and the Coastal Virginia Magazine. […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Ha! Who Whines When You Can “WineFest” in the Winter?
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