Whitebarrel Winery

After 64 wineries and an iPhone full of pictures, I have a bit of a backlog of wineries to review. After deep thought and introspection, aka a glass of mulled wine yesterday at brunch, I’ve come up with a new non-scientific method to figure out how to order these reviews out. For at least the next few posts, my plan is to focus on Virginia wineries that are criminally underrated. There are more than 312 wineries in the state, but sometimes it seems like the industry is only looking at the heavy hitters. Hopefully, over these next few posts, you’ll get ideas of some new, smaller operations that are well worth your time.

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Cheers to the Weekend #5

It really seems like this week has flown by yet moved too slowly all at once. I can’t believe that just under a week ago was Halloween but that yesterday, Starbucks holiday cups were launched.…

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WTF is Oak?

Ahhh… the oak barrel. While not a requirement of wine making, it’s definitely an image that’s become synonymous with it. Back in the day, (and by “in the day,” I mean the 1600’s) wine was…

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12 Ridges Vineyard

12 Ridges is one of Virginia’s newest vineyards–so new, in fact, that their vines aren’t quite ready for harvest yet. However, in the meantime, they’ve recruited Charlottesville legend Erin Scala to curate them a tasting room menu that truly reflects their end goal–to become Virginia’s premiere cool-climate winery.

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Cheers to the Weekend #4

Just like that, another Halloween is behind us. Now, as we approach the end of fall, I have just one request–Can we please get Thanksgiving behind us before we go full Christmas mode? I recently…

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