Thanks to an exciting new crop of small businesses, farms, and artisans popping up in Virginia Wine Country, the vineyards are no longer the only reason to visit this bucolic wine-lovers destination.
But what if we told you Virginia is wine country, and good wine country at that? You’d probably say, “No! Biddies. Bonnets. BUTTER.” That’s what we said too (in not so many words) when we learned we were going to Charlottesville, Virginia, for the Monticello Wine Trail. Virginia is all Southern charm to a couple of New Yorkers like us, but we were about to learn otherwise in four days, five wineries, and glass upon glass upon… Well, you know how this goes.
Two teams of high-powered wine guys were challenged to select Virginia wines to pair with three food selections at a breakout session of the always engaging and somewhat annual Virginia Wine Summit earlier this month at glamorous Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg.
The Virginia Wine Board hosted the fourth annual Virginia Wine Summit, which took place at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.
The 12 winners of the 2015 Governor’s Cup competition show diverse character and some impressive quality