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

Overwhelmed

What do you get when you put forty plus wines together on a one page tasting sheet? Overwhelmed! My third stop along the Monticello Wine Trail was Horton Vineyards, located in Orange County, Virginia. Visitors are greeted by a castle-like winery and rows of manicured vines. Owner and winemaker Dennis Horton, dubbed the “Lone RhoneRead more

Back On The Trail

Normally, I would never recommend visiting more than 3 wineries in a day, but when you live 3 states away, sometimes you make an exception. Case in point, my recent visit to Charlottesville and the Monticello Wine Trail. All in all, I visited 6 wineries out of the 22 on the trail, and enjoyed everyRead 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

Linden’s Hardscrabble Chardonnay

One of my favorite wineries in Virginia, Linden Vineyards, produces a Chardonnay that easily rivals its higher priced competition from Napa Valley. The Hardscrabble Chardonnay, produced by Jim Law (owner and winemaker), is consistently outstanding in every vintage. Linden Vineyards is in the upper echelon of Virginia wineries and is a “must visit” when exploringRead 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

Missouri and Virginia Wine Regions on CNN

When it rains, it pours. Especially in the case of national coverage for the other 46 states of late. In a new article published online in the travel section of CNN, 4 Wine Country Contenders, Virginia and Missouri wine regions are recommended. The Hermann Wine Trail includes six wineries on a 20-mile stretch along theRead more