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…

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…

Five Unique Virginia Wine Country Experiences

A few weeks ago we took out the 2016 Virginia Wine Map on our trip to the Central Virginia wine region.  Cruising around TJ’s hometown we looked through the map and pleasantly recalled our experiences along the Monticello Wine Trail. Reminiscing about our time in the region, we revisited the tastings from our very first trip to Charlottesville. We…

A Weekend Along the Monticello Wine Trail

A long winter and a few spring-like days inspired our most recent trip to the Central Virginia Wine Region. We were craving the views, the wine, the friendliness and the quiet countryside, and that is exactly what we got! We began our journey bright and early on Saturday morning and drove straight to our first destination,…

It’s Here! The Virginia Wine & Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Guide

It’s been months since your initial order…and your second order…and for some, even your third order (who can blame you, you have to support these young entrepreneurs!)– but at long last, the Girl Scout cookies have arrived!  These magical cookies have the power to transform even the most powerful of healthy eating advocates into chocolate, coconut and peanut…

Blue Valley Vineyards

Last weekend we had the opportunity for a short visit to beautiful Delaplane, VA to finally check out the newest vineyard in the area– Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery.  Blue Valley opened this past Spring (April) and has been steadily gaining notoriety in the region for it’s stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains, their well-crafted wines,…

Two Twisted Posts Winery

The town of Purcellville has no shortage of entertainment– it is home to a wide array of boutiques, restaurants, farmer’s markets, breweries and festivals.  With endless opportunities to discover this historic Virginia town it’s no wonder that the winery scene is booming.  The flourishing wine industry draws locals, tourists, DC and MD residents, dogs, and even…

Adventure Farm Winery

Over the last few weeks, despite our chaotic summer schedules, we managed to make our way to a few off the beaten path wineries in the region.  The first of these was a stop on our return trip from Charlottesville.  Taking some back roads for a more scenic drive home, we stumbled upon Adventure Farm Winery right…

Crushed Cellars

A few weeks ago we stopped into Crushed Cellars in the Waterford Cluster.  This small, family-owned and operated winery is located literally on Route 9 in Purcellville, VA.  We were en route to another destination and decided to stop in based on the good things we’ve been hearing within the wine blogging community.  We were glad we…

Creeks Edge Winery

On Friday evening we had the pleasure of visiting Creeks Edge Winery in Lovettsville for the first time.  We were not disappointed.  The family owned and operated winery is located along the edge of the Catoctin Creek in Loudoun County and opened its doors about one year ago for business.  This place knows what they are doing!…