Virginia Wine

    Exploring Virginia’s Viticulture History — Post-Jefferson, Pre-Furnace, Zonin, and Rausse — the Monticello Wine Company (1873 – 1916), (2013 – Present)

    ‘The cultivation of the grape has assumed considerable importance in Virginia within the last few years, the fresh fruit being sent in large quantities to the markets of the larger cities further north, and the production of wine having also grown up at a rapidly increasing rate.’ ~ J.W.

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    Virginia Wine Country: Washington Post Travel Feature

    Today’s Washington Post Travel section is all about Virginia Wine Country! What a treat to see, and about time in my opinion. If you still have the chance, grab it as the photos are beautiful and there’s lots of great info. If not, here’s a list of the articles with links to enjoy online.

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      Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival Sets Feet Stomping and Tails Wagging

      Virginia Wine Dogs Blog - - 3 readers - September 13-14, 2014 Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This week the action is at Chateau Morrisette with the Black Dog Wine & BBQ Festival. Can't make it out to Floyd, there's music and harvest festivals this weekend throughout Virginia wine country. Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.

      Road trip 2014 - CrossKeys and Barren Ridge

      Wine About Virginia - - 2 readers - We hit the road to head to the Roanoke area, to explore wineries that were new to us. But on the trip south on I-81 we first decided to stop for a couple repeats. These entries are going to be brief, as we have a very full agenda for the weekend, and want to get posts up before October! Our first stop of the day was CrossKeys Vineyards. We had visited here once before, Dec. 2011.

      Early Mountain Rosé

      Jenna & Wine | Jenna & Wine - - 2 readers - I recently was sent some wine from a Virginia winery after admitting that I never have tasted wine from the region. To be honest, when I hear ‘Virginia’, the very first thing that comes to mind is a speeding ticket that I received after being spotted by a camouflage police car hiding in the woods.

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      Harvesting Grapes at Gray Ghost Vineyards

      …Wine tasting is an activity to be enjoyed by adults. We neither support nor condone the consumption of alcohol by minors. Virginia Wine Time is a wine blog written by two wine enthusiasts who enjoy Virginia wine. Warren is the writer and Paul is the photographer and webmaster. All content and photographs are property of Virginia Wine Time and may not be used without prior permission.…

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      Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival Sets Feet Stomping and Tails Wagging

      …September 13-14, 2014 Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This week the action is at Chateau Morrisette with the Black Dog Wine & BBQ Festival. Can't make it out to Floyd, there's music and harvest festivals this weekend throughout Virginia wine country. Got a lead? Send it to Ecco…

      3 readers - By Virginia Wine Dogs Blog

      Early Mountain Rosé

      …I recently was sent some wine from a Virginia winery after admitting that I never have tasted wine from the region. To be honest, when I hear ‘Virginia’, the very first thing that comes to mind is a speeding ticket that I received after being spotted by a camouflage police car hiding in the woods. After that experience, I made a promise to never…

      2 readers - By Jenna & Wine | Jenna & Wine

      Road trip 2014 - CrossKeys and Barren Ridge

      … customers while we were there, all from NoVA. We even found a friend of a friend - small world! We shared a little 2012 Rose ($15) over sandwiches and again wished Barren Ridge was closer to home for us. When you visit CrossKeys Vineyards or Barren Ridge Vineyards, tell them you read about them at Wine About Virginia. CrossKeys Vineyards 6011 East Timber Ridge Road Mt. Crawford, VA 22841 Phone: 540-234-0505 Barren Ridge Vineyards 984 Barren Ridge Road Fishersville, VA 22939 Phone: 540-248-3300…

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      Quick Sip: Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir

      …) notes. It is relatively sleek in the mouth with textural finesse, marked acidity, and soft, integrated tannins that melt into a pleasantly bright, medium-length finish. The wine is drinking nicely now, though it will be interesting to see what it does with a little more time in the bottle. Approximately 220 cases of this wine were produced, so it may be difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort to seek out. Region: Amherst, Virginia. (Other info: ABV 12.9%, cork enclosure). 89 Points. Click here to find this wine.…

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      W&OD Bike Trail: Leesburg to Purcellville -> Where the Sidewalk Ends

      …). Like the previous two, live music is on the agenda, as well as more refreshing wine (is it time for Viognier yet?). From Hamilton Station Road, it's only 4 miles until the sidewalk ends at Purcellville. I can't seem to help myself with that one. On Saturday's a winery from DC's Wine Country is usually pouring in the train museum or have a seat…

      4 readers - By WineCompass

      A Taste of Science at Doukenie Winery

      …The first Saturday of every month Doukenie Winery (Hillsboro, VA) hosts a very informative and interesting event: A Taste of Science at Doukenie Winery. Led by geologist Leanne Wiberg, the program starts with a tour and wine tasting in the depths of the facility followed by a vineyard tour of the winery's experimental vineyard. After a year…

      7 readers - By Virginia Wine TV