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

DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 Conference: Twitter Tweet-Up

A few weeks prior to the DrinkLocalWine.com conference, a few of us tossed around the idea of a Twitter Tweet-Up in Virginia. Jennifer Breaux Blosser, Director of Sales and Hospitality at Breaux Vineyards, jumped on board and rolled out the red carpet for our small group this past Saturday. Anyone who follows my blog, knowsRead more

DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 Conference: Reflections

The second annual DrinkLocalWine.com conference has come and gone, but the friendships formed are here to stay. Held in picturesque Loudoun County, Virginia, the 2-day conference included a reception/winemaker dinner on Saturday night (invitation only) followed by Sunday’s activities which included a series of panel discussions and the popular Twitter Taste-off featuring some of theRead more

Breaux Vineyards 2002 Merlot Reserve

Before I recap my trip to Virginia and Maryland this past week, I wanted to catch up on a few wine reviews from my previous trip to Virginia. Tonight’s review features the 2002 Reserve Merlot from Breaux Vineyards. A perennial favorite and one of the top producers in the state, Breaux Vineyards is located inRead more

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

Doukénie Winery

Just a short drive from Breaux Vineyards is a perennial favorite of mine, Doukénie Winery. I’ve previously written about Doukénie in the past (see my earlier post and review) and always pencil them in when visiting Northern Virginia, especially when on the Loudoun Wine Trail. Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Sebastien Marquette, produces some of 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