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    Granite Heights Winery

    After a visit to Magnolia Vineyard, we followed our GPS directions to Granite Heights Winery. The trip was much shorter using the back roads than it would have been to backtrack through Warrenton. The vineyards looked healthy and it is evident that more planting has been accomplished since our last visit. The owners are building a new house on the property.

    8 readers - By Wine About Virginia

    October Is Virginia Wine Month!

    October is Virginia Wine Month! Wineries and restaurants that serve Virginia wine will be having activities all month to help celebrate Virginia Wine Month. To help you plan your month, here are a few resources to look into. There are lots of activities for you to participate! Nancy and Rick from Virginia Wine In My Pocket has put together “31 Days of Virginia Wine” to help you ...

    6 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Daily Wine News: Exploring Virginia

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Sep 24 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-24-2014 RdV Vineyards. “Like many of the best Virginia wines, it hits a midpoint between American opulence and European structure and restraint.” In Food & Wine, Ray Isle explores Virginia wine with José Andrés. “We need criticism.

      Two Twisted Posts winery has a building now

      Wine About Virginia - - 6 readers - Follow by Email Popular Posts Magnolia Vineyards and Winery Magnolia Vineyards is located in Amissville, Va, not far from Gray Ghost and Narmada . Owned by Glen and Tina Marchione, it is one of t... Judgement of Paris A friend of mine at work loaned me her copy of George Taber's book, Judgement of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 ... New Virginia wineries coming in 2014.

      Message in a Bottle

      Cuvee Communiqué - - 7 readers - I believe that winemakers are artists. And much like any other form of art, there are offerings that you will like, and those that you will not. Just like artists, there are winemakers who seem to move large groups of people, and who are particularly good at their craft year after year. Wine as art, for me, is particularly expressive; often representing a place, a passion, and a history.

      "resistance is futile" - visiting Breaux Vineyards again

      Wine About Virginia - - 6 readers - Strange as it seems now, but our recent visit to Breaux Vineyards this month was our first since April 2013 when we participated in a blind Viognier tasting. Our last tasting of Breaux wines at the winery was in December 2012. I am not sure why we had not visited sooner. We have been out on Harpers Ferry Road since then and we really like Breaux wines and the staff.

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      American Wine Story: Movie Review By Richard Leahy

      … American Wine Story, the latest documentary on wine, was officially released on Monday, October 13th. The film’s plot is described thus: “After an upstart winemaker’s untimely death, his sister steps in to try to save his fledgling winery for his eight-year old sold. The movie blends this with other tales of risk and re-invention in the wine…

      4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      "resistance is futile" - visiting Breaux Vineyards again

      …; but the 2012 Marquis de Layfayette was a very good Cabernet Franc. On the cellar club side, we tried the 2010 Malbec, probably our favorite red of the day, and an interesting blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera called 6 Degrees. Our final wine tasted was the always popular 2012 Chère Marie ($19), a semi-sweet Vidal Blanc. While we were tasting all…

      6 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Red Wines Shine At Whole Foods

      …October is Virginia Wine Month, and on this past Wednesday the Whole Foods Tysons in Falls Church capitalized on the celebration by featuring red wines from Pearmund Cellars. These included the 2012 Cabernet Franc and the 2012 Petit Verdot. Marketing director Neche Harris invited us to participate in the event, and we eagerly accepted. We’ve been…

      4 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Two Twisted Posts winery has a building now

      … ... New Virginia wineries coming in 2014. Looks like several new Virginia wineries will be opening this year. Here are brief profiles and links. Winery 32 is l ocated at 15066 Li... I-66 Winery Road Trip with friends We had a date to visit some wineries with some friends of ours, Paige and Peter. The last time we were together we visited some…

      6 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Barboursville Vineyards

      … winery. Barboursville Vineyards is always a must visit when traveling to Charlottesville. We try to stop there each time we visit. This time we went early on Saturday to do a tasting to find out what new wines were on the menu and what our new favorites would be. Barboursville has been working hard to make the tasting experience better and not like…

      5 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Return visit to Maggie Malick Wine Caves

      … why so many Virginia wine insiders think Petit Manseng is the next big Virginia white wine, visit Maggie Malick Wine Caves to find a good example why. Our other favorite stand out was the 2013 Chardonnay ($20). Only half the wine went through malolactic fermentation; so while it has the creamy, buttery taste, it still is crisp and fruity. The wine…

      3 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Re-visting Wineries

      … are progressing and taste the new wines on the menu. We enjoyed our time at Cardamon Family Vineyards and Maggie Malick Wine Caves. Plan to visit them soon and taste the new wines. And when you do, tell them Virginia Wine Time sent you! …

      4 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      September 2014 Virginia Wine Chat

      …Oct 06 2014 The Tasting Selection After some time off for the Summer, it’s great to see Virginia Wine Chat has returned. On the last Saturday of September we sat down and did our usual virtual tasting with Frank Morgan (Drink What YOU Like) and some Virginia winemakers as we tried wines, shared our thoughts, and got to see what was, at least in my…

      3 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

      VAwinechat Monticello AVA

      … Wine Club. The Monticello AVA, established in 1984 is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in the central Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the heart of which is Charlottesville, and covers 1,250 square miles over four counties. It is named for Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, located near the center…

      2 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      October Is Virginia Wine Month!

      …October is Virginia Wine Month! Wineries and restaurants that serve Virginia wine will be having activities all month to help celebrate Virginia Wine Month. To help you plan your month, here are a few resources to look into. There are lots of activities for you to participate! Nancy and Rick from Virginia Wine In My Pocket has put together “31…

      6 readers - By Virginia Wine Time

      Some highlights from the 2nd Wine and Culinary Forum in Barcelona (1)

      … flasks have now become so popular he’s had to produce a plastic version for people to take away with them. Other ‘old’ innovations that have succeeded are port tongs and sabres. Paya also introduced the ‘bigger is better’ concept, bottling 18 litre melchiors of Virginia wine from the cask. This is the best sellling wine at the America Eats…

      1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Bark, Wag & Wine (perhaps Norton?) and Yappy 10th Anniversary PWSPCA

      …September 26-28, 2014 Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. Saturday, join Ecco and Pomeroy at Bark, Wag and Wine at Chrysalis; Sunday, head to The Winery at La Grange, where the Prince William SPCA is celebrating 10 pawsome years. Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com Saturday, 9/27 (11am - 3pm…

      4 readers - By Virginia Wine Dogs Blog

      Quick stop at Dry Mill on a Sunday

      … of ... Search This Blog Loading... About Us Wine About Virginia Fairfax County, Virginia, United States This Virginia wine blog of ours will mainly cover our visits to Virginia wineries, Virginia wine festivals, Virginia vineyards, and observations about Virginia wine. As we live in Fairfax County, this Virginia wine blog will generally cover Northern Virginia…

      3 readers - By Wine About Virginia

      Message in a Bottle

      … of black cherry and cedar that linger on the finish. The tannins are not at all overpowering, but are structured enough to age another 3-5 years. The message in this bottle? A powerful testament to the quality of Virginia wine, and the expressive terroir of the Monticello AVA. You can chat with the three creators of “3” at tomorrow’s Virginia Wine Chat. Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged Virginia Wine. Bookmark the permalink.…

      7 readers - By Cuvee Communiqué

      Daily Wine News: Dark Moments

      … growers and houses are happy with this year’s crop, as a warm, dry September helps boost the grape quality.” In Wine-Searcher, Caroline Henry shares this wonderful news. In Grape Collective, Jameson Fink chats with Frank Morgan of Drink What You Like. (Frank is my go-to source on all things Virginia wine, so if you’re not familiar with his blog, check…

      5 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog