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…

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…

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…

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…

Taste of Terroir: Stone Tower Winery

World-class wine. Unbelievable Virginia views. Exceptional hospitality.  An elegant and warm atmosphere.  These are just a few of the elements that make Stone Tower Winery one of Virginia’s most popular wine destinations. Located just south of Leesburg in the ever-expanding Middleburg AVA, Stone Tower resides on the rolling hillsides of Hogback Mountain, family land that…

Taste of Terroir: Epicurience Virginia

Last weekend we had the opportunity to attend Epicurience Virginia; a food and wine festival held annually in DC’s Wine Country.  Located for the first time at The Barn at One Loudoun, the event is a true showcase of Virginia Wine Country’s unique terroir as well as the talents of local chefs who are guiding the state’s reputation as a…

Taste of Terroir: Zephaniah Farm Vineyard

There is more than just wine that makes an experience in Virginia Wine Country great.  There are the tasting rooms of course, the views, the ambience and the stories; but there is another thing that makes a winery great– the people.  At Zephaniah Farm Vineyard in Leesburg, VA, you will find some amazing people–and the wine…

Taste of Terroir: Stinson Vineyards

Over the summer we brought you a snapshot of California, Oregon and Washington Wine Country through out West Coast Wednesday series.  Along the journey, we were able to sample the award winning and unique flavors of Sonoma Coast, Napa Valley, Walla Walla, the Willamette Valley and other exciting wine regions on the left side of the country….