20 February 2007

On the VA wine trail

Despite the fact that our friends weren't able to come in for the weekend due to illness, we bravely went on and hit some of the Loudon County wineries anyway. We got to Chrysalis, Swedenburg, Willowcroft, Piedmont, and Lost Creek. Lost Creek was graciously willing to stay open for us when we called and said we were on our way. Glad they did-it was well worth it to us!

We had a lovely drive through that rolling part of Virginia. The wines ranged dramatically but all were drinkable and many quite tasty! We supported the local winery economy by investing in a dozen bottles along the way. And we had an excellent lunch in Middleburg at The Red Fox Inn, complete with seating near one of the many working fireplaces.

For a strange experience, head to Chrysalis and let them tell you the story behind Sarah's Patio White and Red wines. Also, they seem to be one of the few wineries in the area working with Spanish grapes. I look forward to heading back to them when their AlbariƱo is available.


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