🍇 Wineries & Vineyard Topics

  • Wine and Winding Roads: Day 3

    The accommodations were suitable enough for a decent night’s sleep, but sleep was hard to come by between the hours of 2AM and 3AM. I’m not a hard sleeper, but thunderstorms don’t wake me often. There are, of course, always exceptions to the rule. I was jolted awake by a rather violent storm with constant lightning and loud thunder that rolled and sounded as if a 2×4 was cracked just above my head, which persisted for an abnormally long time for a storm of that severity. Continue reading

  • Wine and Winding Roads: Day 2

    I’ve always been a relatively early riser and I feel as though I’ve wasted time if I’ve slept past 8:00 AM, so it’s no surprise I was up by 06:00 AM. I checked out of the hotel and was on the road less than an hour later. Destination: Fort Valley, in the northernmost portion of the Massanutten mountain range. Continue reading

  • Wine and Winding Roads: Day 1

    I left the house with a loaded trunk and full back seats by 7:00AM. I wasn’t even going to make it out of Virginia the first day, but it would be busy nonetheless. I planned on hiking, fishing, and stopping by three vineyards and wineries. Continue reading

  • Wine and Winding Roads

    For as long as I can remember, whether for business or pleasure, I’ve always loved to travel. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods, The Call of the Wild, Into the Wild, and Undaunted Courage are just a few of my favorite books that allow me to escape into the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature. Continue reading

  • Wines to Drink All Fall Season  

    As the temperature drops, many think it’s time to retire the white wines and rosés they’ve been enjoying all summer long in favor of more full-bodied red wines. But fall is the perfect time to enjoy a range of wines, from white to pink to red – as long as you know which grape varieties to choose. The best fall wines are more complex than the light and fruity wines of the summer, but they aren’t as rich as the wines you’ll drink by the fireplace in February.  Continue reading

  • Summer Wines that Won’t Waste your Time

    The hot weather is here and it’s staying around for a bit longer. For these longer days of the year, you will want to find the perfect accompanying wine for your warm evenings. Wine, spritzers, and sangrias are all wonderful ways to unwind after a long day. Types of wines will vary from white to rosé and even some lighter reds to touching some of the deeper reds. No matter what you choose, we have some great suggestions for you!  Continue reading