Hermit Woods Winery Named One of Two in New England to Make Food and Wine Magazine’s “Best 500 Wineries” List for 2017
Meredith, NH–“What happens when you combine local ingredients – like berries, flowers and honey – with traditional winemaking techniques like fermentation until dry, then give them extended barrel aging? If you are the three partners in this venture, you have a hit on...
Muse Vineyards, which burst on the Virginia wine scene by winning the Governor’s Cup last year with their 2009 “Clio” meritage before it opened to the public, has now opened its winery tasting room to the public. They are now open Friday-Sunday, noon to 6 pm (Except Christmas Day).
As the winter starts to close in around us… although temps on November 30th will be around 70F… we may turn our thoughts towards warm refuges around the Gulf or “California Dreamin”. This column is about the latter, since I enjoyed a fine afternoon in the Temecula American Viticultural Area in early November that I’d like to share with you.
It goes without saying that Thanksgiving is the ultimate American, loca-vore feast, so why would you shop for locally farmed produce and turkeys, while buying a wine from overseas?
Virginia’s newest winery (which isn’t yet open to the public) added more top awards by winning Best White Hybrid (traminette) and Best Rose (chambourcin) awards at the annual American Wine Society competition at its annual conference which took place November 3-4 in Costa Mesa, CA.
In the midst of October Virginia Wine Month, we should toast the success of one of the few iconic wineries that has helped make a reputation for Virginia as a world-class wine region. Barboursville Vineyards in Orange County, in the town of that name, was established 40 years ago this week by Gianni Zonin of Zonin wines, Italy’s largest family-owned wine company.