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

Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery

With spring firmly upon us, it’s time to set aside the reds and reach for the whites. I did just that recently by opening 2 bottles received from Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery. Located in Nicholasville, Kentucky, just outside of America’s first commercial winery, Chrisman Mill produced its first wine in 1999. A commitment toRead more

Bourbon, Derby, and Wine!

Truth be told, wine is not one of the first things that come to mind when someone mentions Kentucky. Renowned for Bourbon and horses, grapes and wine were an important part of the state’s history from the start. America’s commercial wine industry was born in Kentucky in 1798 when the Marquis de Lafayette’s winemaker, Jean-JacquesRead 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