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Don’t Travel July 4th! Stay Close to Home and Visit a Winery!

Save time, gas and frustration and for the 4th of July visit your neighborhood winery!

“A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms”

For years we have monitored our website traffic. One article, month after month, year after year, has consistently had the most views. That article is Tasting Room Etiquette. In the spring of 2013, we decided that since that is the most viewed article over a seven year period of time, we should expand the content […]

Tasting Room Etiquette

I noticed a discussion on LinkedIn in the winemaker’s group about people that have perfume or after shave on when attending a winery for a tasting. Most of the comments pointed to not wearing perfume or aftershave because it can interfere with the wine tasting experience. Perfume is only one example of tasting room etiquette. […]

Barrel Oak Winery in Virginia

Back in 2008 Barrel Oak Winery was the “new kid on the block.” Relatively new to winery industry the owners, Brian and Sharon Roeder, quickly immersed themselves into the world of learning about wine, making wine all the while planting and maintaining vineyards and building a large state of the art facility that accommodates the […]

Gearing Up for Winery Visits

Late August to late October is the high tourist months for many North American wineries and vineyards that have tasting rooms. It is at this time of the year that wine enthusiasts can observe the most activity in the vineyards and wineries. Although grapes have already been harvested in some wine regions, others still hang […]

Orfila Vineyards and Winery’s “Lotus” Wine

This past weekend we enjoyed a wine from Orfila Vineyards and Winery located in Southern California, a few miles from San Diego. We opened the Orfila “Lotus” wine; it was a blend of Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. This wine offered an aroma and taste of peach, honeysuckle and tropical fruit on the aroma and taste. […]

Don’t Let the Weather Prevent You from Visiting a Winery this Weekend!

Take some time this weekend to visit a winery tasting room. There are many available winery events this weekend. The list below includes this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. At the end of the list, I’ve included some of the ongoing events at wineries. Check out the links for each winery event. Cheers! Kathy Friday, March […]

Black Star Farms, a Winery Destination, Helps the Local Community

I’m always interested in the ways wineries benefit their communities. Just having a winery tasting room in a community would typically benefit restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts and gas stations. I’m sure other businesses get some extra business from those staying for the night, very likely purchasing items from other shops in the area. After […]

2011 Midwest Grape & Wine Conference

Vineyard & Winery Management is holding the Midwest Grape & Wine Conference from February 4 – 7, 2011.  The theme of the conference is “Uniting the Heartland Wine Industry.” Registration is open and the super saver discount expires at the end of December. The Midwest conference is considered one of the largest of its type […]

“Outside the Box” Winery Activities, Part 1

There are wineries that can put as much creativity and work into their event schedules as they do in making quality wines. One such place is Pearmund Cellars located just outside Washington, DC in Broad Run, Virginia. On September 26, Pearmund Cellars will be holding its 1st Annual Pearmund Picnic Basket Competition. This first time […]

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