Yesterday Megan and I ventured out into the Northern Virginia wine country to visit some wineries both new and old to us. First stop was to our friends Brian, Sharon and Rick over at Barrel Oak Winery, where we tasted through their entire lineup, including everything that was in barrel downstairs.
Next was a new one to us, Vintage Ridge Winery, who does an interesting twist on wine tasting, with more of a restaurant style format, with seated wine pairings, it was very interesting and the food was delicious.
Last on the day was a new one that we heard of through the grapevine at Barrel Oak, and opened just yesterday called Aspen Dale. We met with Shay, wine maker and owner of the winery, and she was more than delighted to talk about her new project as well as share with us some of her new wines brewing in the barrel room.
Check back during this week to get more detailed stories about these, and all the wineries that we are visited on this long weekend.