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.

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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.…

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Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn

Remember when I wrote about second chance wineries? Well, through no fault of their own, Aspen Dale was alphabetically first on that list. I first visited about two years ago with friends on a beautiful fall day. Unfortunately, that meant the crowds were out. More unfortunately, we arrived juuuuuuuust behind two huge bus groups. I knew that I wanted to visit on a less busy day where I could have some time to fully enjoy the space. Luckily, this past weekend was just that.

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Let’s Talk About Middleburg

Tucked away in Northwestern Virginia is an idyllic, very rich little village famous for its fox hunting. (That’s right… FOX HUNTING. It’s that boujee.) But, if fox hunting isn’t your thing, there’s also plenty of…

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New Zealand’s Wine Island

Waiheke Island might be small, but it has made a big name for itself. Merely a 45-minute ferry ride from Auckland, this island hosts over a dozen vineyards, with many being a walkable distance from one another. My husband Jimmy and I chose New Zealand’s epic wine island as our final day trip of our honeymoon. However, while I felt prepared going into it, I noticed that though there are many guides on what to do on Waiheke, there are not very many on how to do it. So… here we are!

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