According to, if you’re looking for the place making the most interesting and dynamic wine right now, you can stay right here in Virginia. We totally agree! Read the full article

If you are the lucky one to organize a bachelorette party, here’s an idea everyone will love: a day of wine tasting at Virginia’s beautiful wineries. Think lush rolling hills, fine wines, gorgeous views, great food and plenty of time to talk, laugh and having fun with great friends. Your party will be driven in style to

SATURDAY MARCH 29, 2014 James River Cellars Come out and get dirty! We are ripping out our Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to make way for new vines. Join in to find out the who, what and why? You are welcome to keep the vines that you pull out. No cost to participate other than

How to taste wine

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 by

Taste wine like a pro with this simple routine: Look-Swirl-Sniff-Sip. 1. LOOK Before you take your first sip, hold your glass in the light to first evaluate how clear the wine is. A wine that looks clear and brilliant and shows some sparkle, is a good sign.  A murky wine might be a wine that simply has some sediment due to be shaken up before

Wear your green and join DuCard Vineyards for a touch of the Irish with the lyrical Celtic rock and ballad/bluegrass music of Smoking Trout. Bring your Irish stew and your lad or lassie  for an afternoon of “driving snakes out of the vineyard.” Wine tastings and light fare available for purchase. No cover. Saturday, March 15 2014, 1-5 PM,

“3” is a collaborative winemaking effort between Charlottesville winemakers Matthieu Finot (King Family Vineyards), Jake Busching (Grace Estate Winery), and Emily Pelton (Veritas Winery). Using three different grape varieties from three different vineyards, these winemakers craft one unique wine that smoothly blends three distinctive terroirs. This year, “Team 3” is releasing a brilliant red blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Sticking

To accompany the menu served at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of French President Francoise Hollande, the White House selected Blanc de Chardonnay ($30) a sparkling wine made by Charlottesville’s winemaker Claude Thibault . The TJ, as its fans call it, is making its third White House appearance (and its second at a state dinner), and can lay claim to helping

Join Chef Emeril Le Horton and his fellow Gumbo lovers at Horton’s Mardi Gras Celebration. Traditional Mardi Gras fun and prizes. We will also be tasting in the cellar a few wines from the 2013 harvest. Saturday Feb 8, 11am – 5pm. $15 includes glass, fun beads, food & cellar tasting. More Info: 540-832-7440. You’ll

  VERITAS A Veritas Christmas Carol Saturday, December 21st, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by the winery during our extended hours and join us for caroling in the tasting room. Get into the Christmas spirit and join along as you sip on wine by the glass or bottle and enjoy special tapas plates

In preparation for the holidays, set out to find the best sparkling wines in the United States. They state, “Although most American wineries are not allowed by law to dub their bubbly as Champagne, most of our bottles are just as good as those made in the French region called Champagne.” In their findings,