Ingleside Vineyards

Traveling to the Chesapeake tidewater area you may find yourself tiring of the drive, or ready for a break from the many historic sites such as the birthplaces of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, or James Monroe. If you do, you can hop off the trail and visit a very historic and lovely property called

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Granite Heights

This nice farm outside of Warrenton has either 160 or over 200 acres depending who you believe. I think only 10 of which are under vine. Approaching the renovated farmhouse leads you down a rough gravel drive past some vines up on the hill and a nice large pond which looked like a picturesque spot

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Ten Gallon Hat Winery

Also Right off Rt 1 ‘The Baltimore Pike’ in Chadds Ford is a very new winery. Well, let me call it a tasting room, because there is no winery really, just a small room. This little place was started in December 2013 and offers its’ selections from a very small little outbuilding right next to

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Chaddsford Winery

Right off Rt 1 ‘The Baltimore Pike’ in Chadds Ford is a fairly well established winery. It was established back in the early 80′s and is one of Pennsylvania’s oldest and most well known. Unfortunately for me, they do not grow grapes on site, but instead source them from several other vineyards. I had a

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Sanctuary Vineyards

Welcome to the Outer Banks. It might not be something you think about, but North Carolina is also an up and coming wine producer. All those old tobacco farmers need something to grow that is healthier than cancer sticks – and they are switching in a pretty big way to grapes. A slight surprise to

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612 Vineyard

612 Vineyard is another brand new venue (as of this writing in March 2014). The property is fairly easy to find before you head up a long gravel road through the corn fields to the house and tasting room. The stone is fresh and new at the moment – but it did hit the bottom

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Winding Road Cellars

Winding Road Cellars is brand new (as of this writing in Feb 2014). Located on beautiful Leeds Manor Road, it is a fun drive to get here, and you are near several other good wineries in the heart of Faquier county, so you can make a day of it. The facility itself is brand new

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Willowcroft Farm Vineyard

Admittedly, the weather played a part in our difficulties, but whatever you do, do not follow the GPS directions to get to this seemingly close, but somehow remote, little winery. We followed an icy, bumpy, unpaved road for several miles up steep and curvy terrain before arriving at the farm. It might not have been

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Wine Legs or Tears

I found this well done explanation of the legs you see when you swirl your wine glass. So far, I am not able to correlate any taste difference with the amount of legs i see on my glass… maybe with more practice.

Williamsburg Winery

Way back in 1599 a man called Henry Porter wrote a play called ‘The pleasant history of the two angry women of Abington’. In this play he writes: Nay, I hope, as I have temperance to forbear drink, so have I patience to endure drink: Ile do as company dooth; for when a man doth

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