One More Virginia Wine

I know, another Virginia wine. I promise to the other 45 states, the reviews are forthcoming. I wanted to take the opportunity to review a red I enjoyed during my recent visit to Northern Virginia. The wine, a 2007 Cabernet Franc, is produced by Fabbioli Cellars in Leesburg, Virginia. Another great Loudoun County winery, FabbioliRead more

Barrel Oak Winery

Tonight we continue our travels along the Virginia wine trail with a visit to Barrel Oak Winery (BOW), where we celebrated the Fourth of July. Just over a year old, Barrel Oak is a family and pet friendly winery, located in Delaplane, Virginia on the Fauquier Wine Trail. Surrounded by picturesque views of rolling countrysideRead more

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 theRead more

Breaux Vineyards

Whenever I visit Northern Virginia, there are three wineries that are must visits. One of those, Breaux Vineyards, is located in Purcellville, VA on the Loudoun Wine Trail. Easily one of the most picturesque wineries in Virginia with sweeping views of the valley between the Blue Ridge and Short Hill Mountains. The 404 acre estateRead more

Bottleshock!

In continuation of the blind tasting events held two weekends ago (see my earlier post), the finale included one of my favorite red grape varieties, Cabernet Franc. An up and coming variety, especially on the East Coast, Cabernet Franc continues to receive praise from wine writers and awards at competitions. In similar fashion to theRead more

A Quick Sip

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Persimmon Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc. Persimmon Creek is located in Clayton, Georgia, situated along the vineyard’s namesake Persimmon Creek. A small boutique winery, 22 acres are planted to Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Fortunately, I arrived just in time to have aRead more

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

My sister and husband visited recently from Atlanta and brought along some favorite Georgia wines from my previous visits. Their local Whole Foods carries a nice selection of local wineries year round, saving them a trip to North Georgia. The three bottles that made the trip were a Tiger Mountain Tannat, Tiger Mountain Cabernet FrancRead more