This past spring, I attended the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup Celebration and witnessed the conclusion of this year’s record-breaking competition! As a VIP ticket holder, I received free tastings at each of the case-winning wineries and best-in-show cider winner. Judges awarded 65 wineries, cideries, and meaderies across Virginia with 127 gold medals — the 12 … More Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Case Trail
This week I am back with another amazing female winemaker in Virginia, Corry Craighill. Corry is the winemaker at Septenary Winery. Read below for the full Q&A. 1. What made you want to pick a career in such a male dominated industry? It took me several vintages to realize that this job was going to … More Virginia Women in Wine Wednesday
I would have to say the best thing that has come out of Covid are Wine Tents. I have had the pleasure of visiting two wineries with Wild Tribe Co. Tents — Potomac Point Winery and Joleen Family Winery. Wild Tribe Co. is a glamping and events company that elevates outdoor experiences. They have teamed … More Boho Wine Tents & More
The first weekend in November has been our annual girls weekend the past five years. It is always a fun weekend to hang out with my girls and sip some fabulous wine off Nelson 151. We always rent a cabin in Wintergreen. The houses are amazing and usually a great value when you are splitting … More Girls Weekend ~ Nelson 151
Hey guys! Hope you are all hanging in there! I have been back to work now for over a month, I can’t believe it is already September! Now that I am back to the grind, I need fun weekend plans to get me through these challenging weeks. A few weeks ago, Zach and I headed … More A Day in Charlottesville
Here in Virginia, we are currently in Phase 1 of re-opening. That means most of our wineries have re-opened for outdoor consumption. However, tasting rooms are still closed and there are still a lot of things to navigate when visiting wineries. With all that being said, I am here to tell you the wineries are … More Back to the Wineries we go!
Hey ya’ll! How have you been?! I am strugglin over here, a teacher needs a snow day and there has been NONE. To brighten up my mood, we made a last minute decision to drive to Charlottesville for an afternoon. King Family Vineyards had recently dropped their new wine, Verde. It had been on their … More A Winter day in Wine Country
Hey ya’ll! Hope you are having a fabulous week. If you have been following along on my Instagram you probably noticed I planned a girls weekend recently! This was the fourth annual girls trip and I can’t wait for next years trip already! We always visit wineries, breweries, and distilleries off Nelson 151. If you … More Girls Weekend
Hi all! Back at you with a post about one of our favorites, Gabriele Rausse. Gabriele Rausse is a hidden gem that is tucked in the woods off Carters Mountain Road. They are only open Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. They offer three different tastings. The classic tasting is $12 for 9 wines. They have a … More Gabriele Rausse
Hey ya’ll! I am back today with another winery rec on the Monticello Wine Trail! I recently was invited to White Hall Vineyards by their Cellar Master, Phil. We had been to White Hall years ago and I am so glad we went back to revisit! White Hall has been doin the thing since 1994. … More White Hall Vineyards
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