We headed off yesterday afternoon to sample the yummies of Virginia wine country!
We had a wonderful time cruising thru the country side. Although any trip from my sister’s house includes going through the country side! Did I mention that she lives in the middle of no-where?
We decided it would be a fabulous time in the fall with the leave’s changing colors!
We also heard about a place Hot Tub Heaven
Might have to check it out!
We started at Linden… But they weren’t open. Lucky for us there was a sign for Fox Meadow on our way, so we meandered over there! What a fabulous place! Great views, wonderful tasting room – and… some really kick butt wines!
We liked the following:
2006 FMV Chardonnay (steel drum)
Freezland Red – super duper yummy chilled (good with spicy foods)
2005 FMW Cabernet Franc (produced with other vinyard’s grapes)
Then we headed east to
We liked the
2006 Chardonnay Riesling – what a fabulous taste
2004 Merlot – great taste. Can’t wait to get that home
Off again to the north and to
Piedmont Vineyards and Winery –
We didn’t like the regular wines, but we did like the different ones:
Little River Peach – great with deserts and sweet stuff
Felicita – great desert wine. Not too orangy!
And finally to
Chrysalis Wines –
We didn’t fall in love with much here except for the:
Sarah’s Patio White – wonderful sweet wine for the summer! Or any time- maybe if the fire is roaring!
It was a fun afternoon and now we just have to find a way to ship it back to Colorado since most small Virginia wineries can’t ship to us. Sigh! I might have to become a distributer just so I can get my wine!