Wine in the Time of COVID

Here in Virginia, we’re officially in Phase One (Or heading into it, if you’re in a select few Northern Virginia counties).  We’re straddling the line between normalcy and caution, which can be difficult when sober,…

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Walsh Family Wine

At first glance, $20 for a wine tasting seems pretty steep. So before that scares you away, let me just tell you how Walsh Family Wine is absolutely worth it. In fact, from what they provide with their tasting, I would even tell you that it’s an excellent value. Our tasting room associate, Peter, is sadly off now working a New Zealand harvest, but from our experience, the staff are incredible about speaking to the (delicious) wines. Additionally, you get some delicious local cheeses to compliment your tasting.

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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.

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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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