Category Archives: Monticello Region

Jefferson Vineyards Viognier

Baked Honey and Chipotle Salmon tonight calls for a dry but fruity style white wine. Voila! A wonderful Viognier from Jefferson Vineyards from the Monticello region of Virginia. A landslide of flavors from citrus, tangerine, tropical fruits, and ripe apricot leading to a long, pleasing finish. Refreshing and elegant and pairs well with chicken, seafood, and fresh salads. Thomas Jefferson said “Wine

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Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Reserve

There are so many fantastic wineries in the Monticello wine region just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia! But one that is hard to pass up is Barboursville Vineyards and for many good reasons. As you drive on to the property, the vineyards and mountains are so visually stellar that you just have to stop and take photo! The wines and tastings

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Keswick Vineyards Monticello Merlot 2014

**Teaser Note** – This Merlot is out of stock at the winery so this review will only tempt you in many delicious ways and you will eventually have to find a close substitute wine to make your flavor fantasies come true. Finding amazing Virginia wines that fool your taste buds into thinking you are drinking rich California reds are happening

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Thanksgiving Day Wines – Easy as (Pumpkin) Pie!

As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is a saying “Ain’t

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The Harmony of Wine and Music

One of the most satisfying things in life is pairing great foods with great wines. Doesn’t it satisfy your ego when you have found the right wine for a meal you created or chose an amazing wine at a nice restaurant? It really is fantastic! But how about if we go one step further? Many of the words you would

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Ankida Ridge Vineyards Chardonnay 2013 (Virginia)

There is something exciting about an adventurous car ride through Virginia’s back roads and then conquering a challenging drive up the side of a mountain that makes reaching this winery even more worthwhile. Then you sample the wines here and realize they are just as heavenly as the views from the tasting room. That nectar seems to taste so much

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Pippin Hill Farm Chardonnay Reserve 2014

A Chardonnay as amazing as the view from the winery itself can sometimes be hard to find but not in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.  Pippin Hill Farm is just southwest of Charlottesville and has magnificent mountain views from the winery restaurant, patio, and garden area. The perfect place to bring the family, meet with friends, or even have a wedding!

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