Virginia 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…

    2 readers - By Wine About Virginia

    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.…

    2 readers - By My Vine Spot

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

    … to exceed the speed level). 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…

    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

    Viognier finds a new style at Corcoran Vineyards

    …In 2011, the Virginia Wine Board designated Viognier as the Commonwealth's Signature Grape in order to better market Virginia's growing wine industry. On one hand the policy made perfect sense, since the grape excelled in the Virginia climate and personally, Virginia Viognier is one of my favorite wines. On the other hand, the decision…

    10 readers - By Virginia Wine TV

    What is the Best Virginia Wine?

    …We are often asked the difficult question: "What is the best Virginia wine?".  And in fact, Tom Wark asked me a variation of that question at the 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference -"If I had one wine to bring home from Virginia, what would it be?. And obviously there is no simple or correct answer. Palettes differ among consumers; vintages differ…

    4 readers - By Virginia Wine TV