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5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Virginia Wine Month

Celebrate Virginia Wine!

Join us in celebrating Virginia Wine Month this October! It’s the perfect time for all wine lovers to experience the very best of Virginia winemaking during dozens of state-wide events, including festivals, special dinners, vineyard tours, tastings and much more.

Here are 6 ways to take advantage of October Virginia Wine Month!

1. Visit a Winery!

The best way to try Virginia wine is right at the source and with nearly 300 wineries across the state, it’s easy to find a winery to visit. Follow one of the many wine trails or visit a winery off the beaten path.

2. Hop on a wine trail

Virginia is decorated by more than 3,800 acres of sweeping vineyards views and more than 17 different wine trails. The best way to experience Virginia wine for yourself is to pick a trail and get started on an epic wine getaway. Better yet, hire a driver so you can taste responsibly!

For more info check it out here:

Beyond Virginia’s Main Wine Routes

3. Stamp your pass/passport

One of the most over-looked bargains is a Virginia Wine Pass.  With over 100 participating wineries, each providing free tastings or BOGO tastings, discounts on wine and so much more!  The pass is good for a year and it is good for you and a companion…what a deal.  For a chance to win a free 2018 Virginia Wine Pass, check out NOVA Confidential Sweepstakes Blog.

Also, New this fall, purchase a three-day or annual D.C.’s Wine Country Passport, which provides discounts and special offers at 20 wineries in Loudoun County. The passport connects visitors to a variety of wineries that offer tasting rooms in everything from rustic barns and intimate cellars to architecturally stunning facilities overlooking the countryside.

4. Wine & Dine

Wine and food go hand-in-hand. One of the best ways to experience Virginia wine this October is to sip it while enjoying an amazing Virginia meal. Check out one of the many wineries in Virginia with full-service restaurants for a delicious experience.

A few wineries with restaurants:

 

5. Try something newWine pairs well with so many things. Try something new and experience the best of Virginia wine paired with another Virginia product such as oysters, cider, cheese, chocolate and so much more. Pop-up Pairing events are taking place throughout October, so don’t miss a chance to expand your wine horizons.

 

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October is Virginia Wine Month

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month this October!

This month-long celebration is the perfect time for wine lovers to enjoy our world-class wines while exploring our Commonwealth’s stunning landscape, rich history, and fine dining. Don’t miss out on exciting events and special promotions taking place during October Virginia Wine Month!

Here is a small sample of all of the happenings this month.

Stay tuned for more happenings which will be published this weekend.

Granite Heights Winery

Friday, October 13, 2017
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Enjoy a glass of red or white wine (winemaker’s recommendation) to pair with a dish meant to complement the wine on Fridays starting at 4pm while supplies last. Price varies but under $20 per person.

http://www.gh.wine

Ingleside Vineyards

Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:00am – 4:00pm
Join Ingleside  for a celebration of their 38th harvest (its worth the trip)! Take a tour of the vineyards and winery, relax in the courtyard (or dance) while listening to live music and sipping wine. Featuring live bluegrass music by the Jim Mohr Trio. Hayrides and more for the kids! Delicious BBQ will be available for sale.

http://www.inglesidevineyards.com/

Miracle Valley Vineyard

Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00pm 5:00pm
Favorite winery open? Check. Chilled wine? Check. Hot Mulled Wine heating? Check. Lite Fare ready? Check. Martha Capone scheduled to entertain from 2:00pm until 5:00pm? Check.

All the elements are in place and your visit is guaranteed to be wonderful! Martha will be “rocking” the pavilion with her high-energy power blues & rock n roll. She started playing guitar at the age of 10 and hasn’t looked back. She is sure to have everyone on their feet and enjoying the afternoon! What fun!

http://www.miraclevalleyvineyard.com

Bogati Winery

Friday, October 13, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kate & Tyler perform live at Bogati Winery!

http://bogatibodega.com/

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Winery at Bull Run

Just outside of DC off Rt. 66 is the Winery at Bull Run.

This weekend they will have Haunted Wine Tours, as well as live music.

Go here for more information.

Fay

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21st Annual Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour

 

Learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors, enjoy live blues music, and meet George and Martha Washington on the Mansion’s piazza. Experience an evening tour of the Washingtons’ home and are invited to visit the basement where he stored his wine.

Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour takes place rain or shine.

October 6 – October 8, 2017

Source: 21st Annual Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour

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An Afternoon at the Winery – Pearmund

This past weekend I took a ride out to one of the wineries that I enjoy, Pearmund Cellars.  Just wanted to share the experience and give you a heads-up on what to expect.

Pearmund Cellars is located in Broad Run, not too far from I-66 and Rt. 15.

We did the wine tasting thing where you get to taste about 10 of their wines.

This is their taste sheet where you are provided with a description of the wine and you get to take notes (based on your taste…you’ll see some of my “notes”).

 

During the weekends they have “brick oven” pizza (not really a brick oven).  The pizzas looked good, but I did not partake as we had our own munchies.

Pearmund

They also have cornhole and a nicely manicured picnic area.

Pearmund

On the way out, we happened to spot this by the “barn”…

Pearmund

Hmmm, I guess they are there “for life”!

Overall, a good time was had by all.  Wines are very good.  We especially liked the Viognier, the Petit Manseng, and the 2015 Ameritage.

We like the Ameritage so much, we brought one home!

Fay

 

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RISE OF THE WINERY BACHELORETTE PARTY

Virginia Wine

As a frequent winery visitor, I can tell you that winery bachelorette parties (and weddings) are on the rise.

And, why not?

You get to drink wine and party with your closest friends, all in a beautiful setting.  Get yourself a limo and there are no worries.

This is just not exclusive to places like Napa Valley and the West Coast.  Here in Virginia, there are dozens of places with beautiful scenery for your bachelorette party.  Like Potomac Point in Stafford, has gorgeous landscape, you would think you are in the Mediterranean.  So is Morais Vinyards in Bealton (their wine tasting bar is one of the nicest, I have seen).

So how did wine tastings, formerly a niche pastime of the wealthy and Paul Giamatti, become the new default for bachelorette parties countrywide?

This quick read tells you why.

Fay

YOU CAN’T SIP WITH US: THE RISE OF THE WINERY BACHELORETTE PARTY

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Wino Workout

Extreme Wine Workout

The ideal workout 🍷💪

Posted by LADbible on Thursday, May 18, 2017

My Kind of workout!

 

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Having only one Glass of Wine Tonight?

One Glass of Wine

Compromise is key.

Posted by Country Living Magazine on Saturday, March 18, 2017
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Harvest Festival – Potomac Point Winery

Great event at Potomac Point in Stafford – went to this event last year, had a great time!

Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery is an old-world, Tuscan-styled vineyard and winery located just outside of Washington, DC in Stafford, VA. Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery specializes in wine tastings, tours, weddings, catering and events.

Source: Harvest Festival – potomacpointwinery.com

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