12 Wines from Visit Loudoun’s #FindYourVine Contest

This summer, the marketing gurus of Visit Loudoun launched a super fun and engaging instagram contest for Virginia Wine lovers!  Simple to enter, #FindYourVine encouraged instagrammers to photograph their experiences at 12 Loudoun County wineries and hashtag #FindYourVine.  Upon posting your photo with the accompanying hashtag, you were entered to win over $2,000 in winery cash towards the…

A Little Taste of Temecula

Late in April we had the opportunity to visit a few wineries in Temecula Valley, California.  Although our time was limited to only a couple of hours in the region, we were able to get a taste of Temecula’s wine culture, and boy was it delicious! This emerging wine region is located in Southern California’s Riverside County…

It’s Rosé Season!

Spring flowers, pollen, warm weather, rain showers, cool breezes– all of these elements signal the start of Spring!  One other element that tips off Spring’s impending approach?   Why the enormous displays of beautiful Rosé bottles filling the aisles of Wegman’s of course!  That’s right; it’s Rosé season!  In honor of the occasion and it’s impact on…

Chrysalis Vineyards at The Ag District

Taking advantage of the beautiful weather this past weekend, we ventured out to one of our favorite Northern Virginia wineries, Greenhill Winery and Vineyards.  On our way to Greenhill we decided to take a short detour, literally a left turn, to stop by a relatively new tasting room, Chrysalis Vineyards at The Ag District.  Although Chrysalis is…

Zephaniah Farm Vineyard: Why We Love Virginia Wine Country

A few weeks ago we visited a winery that we had previously overlooked on our Loudoun County adventures.  Zephaniah Farm Vineyard is located off of Route 15 in Leesburg and sandwiched between several of our favorite DC Wine Country destinations.  Given the location, it’s almost amazing we hadn’t stopped in before.  Sometimes it’s these spontaneous winery…

Cardamon Family Vineyards

Located on Harpers Ferry Road in Purcellville, Virginia is a food and wine lover’s paradise home to some fabulous old world style wines, Cardamon Family Vineyards. Their craft wine however, is not the only tasty item on the menu at this family owned and operated winery. Winemaker and trained chef, Chuck Cardamon, is also serving…

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…