The 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup

The Competition. In 2018, over forty world-class judges sampled just over 440 of the best Virginia Wines from 100 Virginia Wineries across the state. The highest 12 ranking red & white wines were selected as part of the Governor’s Case and were highlighted along with all gold medalists at the Virginia Governor’s Cup Gala on…

Valentine’s Day Celebrations in Wine Country

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day in Virginia wine country! Nearly every winery offers something special this month– a chocolate and wine pairing, live music, blind tasting classes, wine dinners– grab your special someone, your best friends or your galentine’s and plan a fun and delicious day sipping and savoring! Check out just a few of…

Craft Wine Association Launches

CRAFT WINE ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES Newly Formed Oregon-based Non-Profit Certifies Craft Wineries Nationally SALEM, Ore. (February 9, 2018) — Today is the official launch of the Craft Wine Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting small-scale, independent wineries and the craft wine community. “There is a major need in the marketplace to close the gap between consumers…

A Few of our Favorite 2017 Wine-grams

It seems like nearly every week someone asks us: “What are your favorite Virginia wineries?” If you follow us on Instagram, it’s probably fairly easy to figure that out (spoiler alert, we tend to spend most weekends at our favorite local wineries). This year, in an attempt to answer that question and document our 2017…

A Few #VAWINES for Thanksgiving

Ah, November. Football, fire pits, flannels, boots, spiced cider, winery visits, holiday brews, pumpkins and of course, the best holiday of the year, Thanksgiving! As we prepare to host our families this Thanksgiving, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite Virginia wines that will be on our dinner table. The Reds. Stone Tower Winery…

Cider Week in VA Returns Nov. 10-19

Cideries across Virginia host events including tastings, workshops, and festivals November 10th-19th! Check out more details and events at: http://ciderweekva.com About Virginia Cider Week Cider Week Virginia 2017 will showcase locally fermented ciders from across the Commonwealth. From Nov. 10-19, a bevy of tastings, workshops and other events invite cider lovers to experience this historic craft…

Virginia Wine Month

It just doesn’t get better than fall in Virginia! Perhaps the most beautiful time to observe autumn in Virginia is the month of October.  Typically peak season to celebrate the harvest, hike in the Shenandoah, attend fall festivals across the state, and rock the first scarf, flannel, and puffy vest of the season, October also…

An Exciting Time for Virginia Cider

Attention craft beverage lovers, there’s a new game in town!  The game is crisp, fruity and fun, and it comes straight from the heartland of good ole’ Virginia, dating back to the days of Thomas Jefferson.  The game is cider and we’ve got to say, it’s pretty darn refreshing.   In 2012, Virginia became the…

Delaplane Cellars

Delaplane is one of our favorite small towns to visit in the Northern Virginia wine region.  The peaceful town offers great opportunities for hiking, country roads to get lost on and gorgeous mountain views to sit back and enjoy.  It also offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in Virginia viticulture with a handful of wineries…

Highlights from The Old Lucketts Store Spring Market

Every few weeks we take a drive up Route 15 through the rolling hills and pastures in Loudoun County.  While we inevitably end up at a winery toasting to the gorgeous view over a platter of cheese and charcuterie, we also have a habit of stopping at our favorite antique shop, The Old Lucketts Store…