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Prince Michel Vineyards

[Full Disclosure - the author worked for Prince Michel Vineyards from 1999-2002] Energy, enthusiasm and integrity abound at Prince Michel Vineyards.  As one of the largest wineries in the state, Prince Michel continues to innovate to provide patrons with unique … Continue reading

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June Editor’s Note

Wow – Thank you to all the Virginia Wine Club members who stopped in to say hello at Vintage Virginia earlier this month.  I hosted the sold out Top 5 tasting tent where we tasted 42 different wines (twice) each … Continue reading

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Dry Mill Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most planted wine grape in Virginia and the most popular wine sold nationwide.  Worldwide there are over 400,000 acres planted to Chardonnay; that’s 3.75 times the size of Barbados. As a grape it is relatively easy to … Continue reading

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Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery

Loudoun County is Virginia’s richest locality in terms of number of wineries.  One of the newer (2009) entries, Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery is nestled in Virginia Hunt Country, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and despite its relative youth considers … Continue reading

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Lovingston 2008 Josie’s Knoll Merlot Monticello Appellation

Despite the volume of Merlot jokes [How do you make a great Merlot?  Use as little as possible] This Bordeaux blender is experiencing a new renaissance. Did it ever really leave?  Four years after the movie Sideway came out Neilson … Continue reading

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Lovingston Winery

Located on the gently rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, Lovingston Winery sits about 35 miles south of Charlottesville.  The winery has garnered national attention and a strong regional following by marching to the beat of … Continue reading

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Veramar Vineyard

By. Neil Williamson Editor Virginia Wine Journal Located less than an hour away from DC, Veramar Vineyards one hundred acre estate sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Berryville.  The foothills provide an excellent backdrop to frame … Continue reading

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