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!
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
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!
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
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…