Cheers to the Weekend #17

We’ve made it! For me, this weekend is a time to use my nearly-expired Groupons. All are wine related because of course they are. Also on the agenda is FINALLY FINISHING MY KITCHEN. I’ve protested…

View Post

Septenary, The Winery at Seven Oaks Farm

Septenary isn’t quite like the other vineyards in the Crozet area. Producing only about 3,000 cases of wine each year, it’s a smaller operation that really manages to emphasize family business. As we pulled into the vineyard, we were greeted by owner Todd Zimmerman, who was also kind enough to give us a mini tour of their brand-new barrel room. It was certainly one of the kindest winery welcomes that we received during our long weekend in Virginia’s wine country.

View Post

Flying Fox Vineyard & Winery

The Afton area cluster of wineries might just be my favorite in the state of Virginia. There are so many choices for truly great wine and I have yet to find a winery in the area that’s a bummer. I’ll have a full travel guide to the area soon, (along with my New Zealand guides–they’re coming, I promise!) but in the meantime wanted to highlight a few of my favorite spots. First up is Flying Fox, where you can get a Bordeaux blended vermouth and feel super hip all at once.

View Post

3 Underrated Virginia Wineries You Should Visit ASAP

Virginia has over 250 wineries. After visiting over 80 of them, it’s been incredible to see the variety of offerings. Somehow, the wineries below tend to be left out of conversation about “must-do” Virginia vineyards.…

View Post

Cheers to 2020!

I believe I promised this post yesterday, but I’m in the middle of flying back from New Zealand and got my dates mixed up. I’ll be grateful to be back on a normal schedule soon……

View Post