2009 Regional Wine Week

Today marks day 1 of Regional Wine Week, an annual event started by Dave McIntyre and Jeff Siegel over at DrinkLocalWine.com in 2008. Wine writers and bloggers across the US will be sharing their stories about “wine from around here” -– wherever “here” might be. During the week, DrinkLocalWines.com will act as a portal toRead more

Keswick Vineyards

The next stop on the Monticello Wine Trail included a visit to Keswick Vineyards. Located at the historic 400-acre Edgewood Estate in Keswick, Virginia, the winery was recently awarded the 2009 Virginia Governor’s Cup for their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (see my earlier post on the Governor’s Cup). Keswick offers two tastings, a regular ($5) andRead more

On The Monticello Wine Trail

In celebration of Virginia Wine Month, I decided to begin October with a recap of my recent visit to Charlottesville, Virginia along the Monticello Wine Trail. Located in the Monticello Viticultural Area (AVA), more than 20 wineries claim residence along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our first stop included a visit toRead more