Embracing My State: Virginia is for Lovers

While we often think of travel as going to foreign and exotic places, moving back to my home state of VirginiaΒ – whose motto is “Virginia is for Lovers” – earlier this year has made me realize that there’s a lot in my own backyard I haven’t explored. Continue reading “Embracing My State: Virginia is for Lovers”

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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”

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 TrailΒ (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”