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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Wine Events

With frost in the air and fall foliage in varying degrees of red, yellow and orange, it’s time to consider visiting wineries in the countryside. Call your favorite winery and see what they have to offer. While perusing events for the weekend of October 31 and November 1, I came across a couple of events […]

Wildhurst Sauvignon Blanc

Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to visit family a couple of hours away. During the afternoon we opened a bottle of Wildhurst Vineyards 2008 Sauvignon Blanc and enjoyed it with appetizers. Everyone remarked how good this wine was with its layers of fruit. The aroma was bold and fruity with orange blossom and […]

Black Ankle Vineyards in Maryland

To celebrate the Drink Local Wine Region Wine Week, we  visited Black Ankle Vineyards yesterday. The drive to the winery was very pleasant. After leaving Interstate 70 most of the drive was along shady, country roads. We passed by many farms with goats, sheep, cattle and llamas. Upon reaching Black Ankle, we saw acres of vines, […]

Virginia and Maryland Wine Trails

Frequently, organized wine trails host special events along their trails. Both Maryland and Virginia offer wine trails with events and activities. Watch for fall and holiday events. The various terroirs in Maryland and Virginia offer wine enthusiasts the opportunity to taste many of the traditional grape varietals to discover the affect that soil and climate […]

Maryland and Virginia Wineries Use “Adaptive Reuse” Concept

With wineries increasing throughout the states of Maryland and Virginia, there is also an increase in the number of wineries using old buildings for “adaptive reuse.” Many wineries feature environmentally friendly tasting rooms and winery facilities. There is a group of these Maryland  and Virginia wineries that have successfully used “adaptive reuse.” This is the […]

Linden Vineyards, a Virginia Winery

Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia is the result of Jim Law’s intense interest in producing great wine in Virginia’s countryside. Jim is the owner, viticulturist and winemaker. The vineyards include three areas. Jim is well acquainted with every vine in every vineyard. He believes, “It’s one thing to grow grapes but another to grow grapes […]

Visit Local Maryland and Virginia Wineries – Use an Itinerary

Deciding what wineries to visit and planning an itinerary can be time consuming. Two-day itineraries that feature wineries, maps and lodging options are available on the Wine Trail Traveler website. In celebration of Drink Local Wine week, we are focusing our attention on Maryland and Virginia. These itineraries focus on several interstates. In Maryland the […]

Celebrate Regional Wine Week – Autumn Wine Festival

An easy and fun way to celebrate Regional Wine Week and discover Maryland wines is at the Autumn Wine Festival next weekend in Salisbury, Maryland. Now with more wineries established in Maryland, it’s important that residents and travelers recognize the contribution that Maryland wineries make to agriculture and the economy (restaurants, lodging) as well as […]

Drink Local Wine – Make Local Wine

Regional Wine Week is in full swing across the country. An interesting twist to drink local wine is to make local wine. On Saturday, fourteen people showed up at Vint Hill Craft Winery, in Vint Hill Virginia to help sort local Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. The grapes had arrived and were put in cold […]

How to Participate in Regional Wine Week: Visit a Local Winery

There are several ways to participate in Regional Wine Week. The most obvious is to drink local wine. Acquiring local wine may take some work though. You can visit your local winery, taste from their portfolio of wines and choose the one you like. A drive in the country is a great Sunday afternoon activity. […]

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