North Gate acquired by Walsh Family Wines

I knew it was coming.  I'd seen the advertisements, and heard it directly from Mark and Vicki.  I even saw the press release when they said they had found someone.  But receiving an email from the new owner of North Gate a few weeks ago made it all seem real.  Walsh Family Wines has officially … Continue reading North Gate acquired by Walsh Family Wines

Checking out some Maryland wineries…

Greetings friends!  It's been a while, but life has been a bit trying lately, so I hope you'll forgive me.  I don't know about you, but to me this has been one of the longest, coldest, and just plain saddest winters I can remember.  Just constant cold and gray.  Yuck.  Then when we finally do … Continue reading Checking out some Maryland wineries…

Wine Blending at North Gate

This past Sunday, North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville hosted their first ever wine blending workshop with winemaker/owner Mark Fedor.  Eight of us from the squad were lucky enough to get tickets to attend this incredibly unique event.  Thanks for the heads up Chris, you're the best!!!!  North Gate and it's owners and team have long been … Continue reading Wine Blending at North Gate

Comedy Night at Winery 32

Do you enjoy wine?  Do you enjoy stand-up comedy?  Did you know you can enjoy them together???  WHOA!  Yes, that's right kids.  Winery 32 in beautiful downtown Lucketts, Virginia, has been hosting stand-up comedy nights for a couple years now, and I'm not embarrassed to admit that I've been at each and every one.  And … Continue reading Comedy Night at Winery 32

Music & Crepes & Wine, oh my!

So this past Friday the squad decided to spend the evening at North Gate Vineyard for their first Friday event.  This one featured live music from Jason Masi and fresh crepes from La Petite Lou Lou Creperie + Bar a Vins, plus discounts on wine and of course a guaranteed great time! We started arriving … Continue reading Music & Crepes & Wine, oh my!

A lazy Saturday afternoon at Corcoran

We recently had a cousin visiting.  He arrived by way of San Diego, where he had recently gotten out of the Navy, and South Carolina, where he picked up his new puppy, Lulu.  So yeah, four whole days in the car including one with a 10 week old puppy and you're ready to get off … Continue reading A lazy Saturday afternoon at Corcoran

First Friday at Northgate

Hi everyone!  We're baaaaaaack!  Just home from a nice long relaxing vacation in Florida.  Just what the doctor ordered.  We visited a winery and a couple of breweries while there, more to come on that in a later blog.  But today we're back to featuring things to do in good old Loudoun County, VA! Sometimes … Continue reading First Friday at Northgate

Winery 32

Next in my series of 'Favorite Places' posts (kinda like Oprah's 'Favorite Things' without the free stuff) is an awesome place called Winery 32 in the beautiful metropolis of Lucketts, Virginia!  We've been hanging out at Winery 32 regularly since they opened in July of 2014.  We'd moved to Lucketts in February 2014, so visiting … Continue reading Winery 32