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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Loudoun Valley Vineyards

Loudoun Valley is pretty conveniently located on the way out Rt 9 from Leesburg. It is tucked back up over a hill which hides it from the main road, and you follow the gravel drive maybe a quarter of a mile until you reach the tasting room/building. The property is a respectable 20 acre plot

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Crushed Cellars

This little family run winery is directly off Rt 9. They have about a half acre of grapes in the front yard as a buffer to the Road and a short gravel drive up to the tasting room with its small porch. We had to negotiate our entrance with another car coming out at the

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Otium Cellars

Otium Cellars has the promise of an excellent venue. The large gate and pretty drive up the hill past the horses and up to the very new A-Frame style tasting room are all impressive. The tasting room sports large glass windows to allow views back down the hill and across the pastures to some farm

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Doukénie Winery

Tucked away on a massive 500 acre plot in the mountains of Northern Virginia, this beautiful property embodies much of what Virginia wine has to offer. You approach the facilities up a long gravel driveway and park in the ample lot in front of the red barn which serves as both a tasting room upstairs,

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