Chester Gap Cellars

Don’t be fooled by the unassuming entrance to Chester Gap Cellars. In fact, if you don’t pay close attention, you may miss some of the best views and wines the state has to offer. Located just off route 522 (literally), Chester Gap sits at over 1000 feet elevation at the northern tip of Rappahannock County, Virginia.Read more

Hume Vineyards

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I’m often forced to make difficult decisions when it comes to planning my Virginia itinerary. With 200 plus wineries throughout the state, and that number growing each month, it’s a painful selection process. That said I always include the “classics” and make an effort to visit a new and upcoming winery. Since their opening inRead more

Glen Manor Vineyards

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Terroir is the French term in wine used to describe the role geography, soil and climate of a certain place plays on a grape variety. To put simply, you either have it or you don’t. Glen Manor Vineyards, located in Front Royal, Virginia, certainly has it. Owner and winemaker Jeff White has turned his 4th generationRead more

The Making of Three Sisters Vineyards GEORGIA JUG

What do you get when you combine red wine, a jug and a heck of a good time in the North Georgia Mountains? GEORGIA JUG, an off dry blend of estate grown Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot, from Three Sisters Vineyards in Lumpkin County, Georgia. Earth friendly and green, Three Sisters offers visitors the opportunity toRead more

Yonah Mountain Vineyards

Located at the southeastern base of Yonah Mountain in White County, sits Georgia’s newest vineyards and winery, Yonah Mountain Vineyards. Owners Bob and Jane Miller purchased 197 acres in 2005 and began converting the farmland into vineyards with plantings of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting room is located in Sautee Nacoochee, a historic, artisticRead more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

At an elevation of 951 feet, Bluemont Vineyard offers visitors a spectacular, panoramic view that stretches from Loudoun County, Virginia to Washington DC. I finally had the opportunity to take in the views firsthand while visiting during the DrinkLocalWine.com conference in April. After making my way up the long and winding driveway, I was excitedRead more

Blenheim, Wine, and Dave

Anyone who knows me well knows I love music and wine. So what could be better than spending a fall afternoon at one of your favorite musicians winery and enjoying great wine! Both came to fruition at Blenheim Vineyards. For those who don’t know, Blenheim Vineyards was established in 2000 by owner Dave Matthews andRead more