Today my wife and I made it to our first vineyard for a tasting. Out of all the wonderful Virginia vineyards, we decided to visit the largest grape producer out of the bunch, Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Va. The wines there were wonderful! I’m more of a red wine kinda guy, but I definitely got to see the better side of white wine today. Almost all of the white wines had magnificent fruity flavors, something I just didn’t get with the red wines. At the end of the day we ended up walking out with a bottle of Chère Marie, a great white wine with hints of pineapple.
On the way back home, we ended up driving around randomly, coming upon a couple of amazing “villages” in Hillsboro and Waterford. The best of the two, Waterford, is a quaint little village with tons of charm. Most of the streets weren’t even adequate enough for two lane driving, definitely giving us a blast from the past!
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- Mary Orlin: Virginia Is for Viognier Lovers (Not Earthquakes) (huffingtonpost.com)
- WBC11 Preview: The Other 46 Tasting (winecompass.blogspot.com)
- WBC11 Videos – From Loudoun to Ignite (winecompass.blogspot.com)