10 July 2006

Make Mine Virginia Wine (Winery recommendations)

Good wine. Good friends. Good weather. Good view. What could be better?

The state of Virginia, boasting that it was the "first in wine", having produced wine in 1608, is now home to more than 100 wineries. Happily, I was at Linden and Fox Meadow wineries yesterday and can recommend both heartily. Where Linden is an old favorite, Fox Meadow may become a new favorite. For such a new winery, it has excellent options, very genial hosts, and even better views of the Blue Ridge mountains than Linden!


Dezel said...

I have not visited Fox Meadow, but giving it strong consideration this weekend. What were you guys sipping on there ? Any recommendations ?

Dezel of Virginia Wine Spot

lacochran said...

We tried all four selections: a Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cab Franc and were impressed enough to buy a four pack with one each. I believe they said they grow the grapes now for the whites but cut deals with local suppliers in order to be able to provide reds at this point.

Also to note, they are taking volunteers for harvesting. Sounds like it could be a very interesting experience!

Dezel said...

Hey, thanks for the information Lacochran. We might visit this winery Saturday if Mother Nature acts right. The Harvesting experience sounds interesting.


Dezel of Virginia Wine Spot