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
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!
We're taking a break from wineries today to give my liver a bit of a reprieve, and heading back to the bustling metropolis of Lucketts, Virginia to feature another one of my favorite places; Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm! I mean, you really should eat before heading out for a long day of winery … Continue reading Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm
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
Let's see where did we leave off? Oh yeah, we'd visited Edgegrove Farm in Purcellville and had an encounter with a goat that was very suspicious of our motives and a poor sheep dog who just couldn't get no respect. If you haven't read the first installment of this thrilling adventure you can find the … Continue reading 2017 Spring Farm Tour – part Deux!
Or as I like to call it 'Graduation at JMU in the rain....dear god is it over yet when can we go home I think I can literally feel myself catching pneumonia?' Remember our trip down to graduation? If not, see 'Headed West for a Special Weekend' for part 1 of this saga. The weather … Continue reading Graduation, Veramar, Bogati (and Bojangles)…a perfect day!
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
We stumbled upon Terra Nebulo (like literally stumbled, it was the last stop in what was admittedly a pretty long day….) quite by accident. We were driving home from somewhere, can’t quite remember where or honestly even who was in the car, when we came upon a handwritten sign stuck in the grass that piqued … Continue reading Terra Nebulo Vineyards