A Taste of Argentina at Bogati Winery in Round Hill, Virginia

Right off Virginia’s Route 7 in Loudoun County, Virginia sits the former High Hill Market Place. The building, built in 1948 as an apple-picking and cold-storage facility for Hill High Orchard, has been reimagined in recent years as Bogati Winery.

I visited recently on a warm September day to taste Bogati’s wines and enjoy lunch on the winery’s property. Continue reading “A Taste of Argentina at Bogati Winery in Round Hill, Virginia”


A Weekend Getaway to Colonial Beach, Virginia

Colonial Beach, Virginia is a place I hold dear to my heart. My family and I have traveled there at least once a summer for several years, and it’s become one of my favorite places to visit. In the time we’ve been making our way to the town, I’ve come to explore more and more of what Colonial Beach has to offer as a destination and also see the town emerge into its own as an ideal seaside getaway.

Here’s what my family and I did and saw on a recent visit.

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Spiced Up and Chilled Out at Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery

Tucked down a gravel road in King George’s County, Virginia is Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery. The winery was a delightful place to stop by recently as I continue to explore the Northern Neck region of the state, and make my way through the wineries that comprise the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail (a girl’s gotta have goals, right?). Continue reading “Spiced Up and Chilled Out at Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery”

Twin Oaks Tavern Winery: A Mountaintop Haven in Bluemont, Virginia

Set in an idyllic mountaintop setting in Virginia’s prominent Loudoun County wine region, Twin Oaks Tavern Winery delights with high quality wines, a riveting history, and the backdrop of the Shenandoah Valley in the distance.

I recently met with winery owner Donna Evers to tour the property and taste their wines – here’s how it went. Continue reading “Twin Oaks Tavern Winery: A Mountaintop Haven in Bluemont, Virginia”

Rowdy in River City: A Richmond Brewery Tour

In recent years, the explosion of craft breweries in Virginia has been hard to ignore – the current rate of openings is one per month. Richmond, Virginia’s capital city and a thriving, revitalized destination, has been no exception to this trend.

This past weekend I was able to join in on a tour run by Richmond Brewery Tours exploring a mix of established and up-and-coming breweries. Here’s how my brew-tastic experience went. Continue reading “Rowdy in River City: A Richmond Brewery Tour”