Heather Bien

writing and designing a colorful life

Make Mine Virginia Wine

My last couple weekends have been filled with Virginia Wine. Memorial Day weekend was spent in Charlottesville for Austin's Bachelorette weekend, and on Saturday we did a tour of several wineries: Pollack Vineyards, Afton Mountain Vineyard, Veritas Vineyard, and King Family Vineyards (my personal favorite.) It was a perfect day and the Blue Ridge Mountains are the best backdrop in the world.Last Saturday, I attended the Vintage Virginia Wine Festival. It was absolutely sweltering, but I have a new favorite Virginia vineyard, Saude Creek Vineyards out of Williamsburg. They have a sweet Colonial Red that was reminiscent of apples and cinnamon and served chilled. It tasted like a refreshing sip of Christmas (refreshing and Christmas... doesn't make sense, but I swear that's what it tastes like!)

I am not always a huge wine fan, so I'm sure it's a combination of the wine itself and the Virginian appeal, but these past couple weekends have definitely gotten me hooked on buying from local vineyards.

1 comment

  1. Courtney ThompsonJuly 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    That Colonial Red sounds so good! I might have to keep an eye out for it at the store!