This weekend we paid another visit to one of our newest favorite spots, Twin Oaks Tavern Winery. We had joined their club earlier this year (surprise!), so we had a few bottles to pick up and figured it would be a nice outing for the squad on this long weekend. Full disclosure, it's 'technically' in Clarke … Continue reading Twin Oaks Tavern Winery
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
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…
On Friday, October 13 the Loudoun Wineries Association hosted the third annual Loudoun Wine Awards Banquet at Lansdowne Resort. A friend of mine had attended the awards last year and suggested we join them this year. I happened to mention this to a couple other members of the squad and before you know it we … Continue reading Loudoun Wine Awards!
Wow, it's been over two weeks since I've graced my adoring fans with a blog post. So sorry about that but you know how life gets sometimes right? I'm sure you've already forgiven me! This has been a crazy summer, jam packed with tons of fun (and a little work). Two weeks in Florida for … Continue reading The Squad goes to the Outer Banks!
So our summer vacation this year was three nights in Vero Beach, Florida followed by a week at Disney World. Disney is right up there with wine on our list of favorite things, so we end up there way more often than we should. But that's ok, never grow up right?!? We left home on … Continue reading LoCo Wine Squad goes to Florida
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
We've been participating in the Loudoun Farm Tours for several years now and this year's Spring tour was no exception! For those of you who have no idea what the farm tour is here's a quick overview; each Spring and Fall Loudoun County hosts a farm tour and invites local agri-businesses such as farms, wineries, … Continue reading 2017 Loudoun Spring Farm Tour – Part 1
Ahhhhhhh North Gate. It was my first winery love, and to this day it holds a special place in my heart. Our first visit to North Gate Vineyard was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. No wait, that's a different story. It was definitely a long while back but I still vividly … Continue reading North Gate Vineyard
This past weekend, the youngest member of our squad graduated from James Madison University! I am so excited and proud of him and couldn't wait to attend the graduation. I was talking to our friends at Terra Nebulo about our weekend trip to Harrisonburg and they told me that Cave Ridge Vineyard, the winery owned … Continue reading Heading West for a special weekend…