A View From Above, Fox Meadow Winery
Perched atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in Linden, Virginia, Fox Meadow Winery is pairing great views alongside great wine. Located at an elevation of 1700 feet, Fox Meadow provides visitors with panoramic views of breathtaking mountain ranges, landscapes, and vines, all while enjoying a glass of wine on the spacious deck.
We visited on the fourth, and arrived 30 minutes prior to opening. Our early arrival allowed us plenty of time to enjoy the picturesque surroundings and snap a few pics of the winery and vineyard. After enjoying the grounds, we made our way to the tasting room where we were greeted by Dan Mortland, owner of Fox Meadow. Fox Meadows offers two tastings, the standard and premium. We opted for the premium tasting which included 8 wines paired alongside small fare.
The first pour included the ’08 Pinot Grigio. An easy drinking, crisp, clean wine that paired well with the sun-dried tomato cheese. Up next was the ’07 Oak Chardonnay. The name says it all, lots of oak, cream, and butter. Aged 9 months in American oak with a splash of Riesling. The last white include a side-by-side tasting of the ’07 and ’08 Pinot Gris. Displaying beautiful melon and pear on the palate, the semi-dry wines were paired next to a White Stilton cheese with mango, which was incredible! The Estate Series Cabernet Franc stole the show for the reds. A silky, smooth red wine, with lots of plum, and blueberry flavors. We finished the tasting with the ’06 Syrah that was paired with a tortilla chip and blue cheese. Delicious!
After our tasting, we decided to enjoy a glass of the ’06 Cab Franc outside on the deck with some Cabot horseradish cheese and Carr’s crackers, while soaking in the views. Fox Meadow Winery provided the perfect backdrop for our wine tasting adventure on the Fauquier Wine Trail. Cheers!
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