Happenings in the wine industry, primarily Virginia wine, but sometimes others.

Let’s Try This Again…

It has become abundantly clear over the last few months, that I’m sucking at keeping up with this blog. It’s easy to say, and certainly true, that I have been too busy with the construction of the winery and keeping … Continue reading

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All things Portuguese.

I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned this before, but I was born on the Portuguese island of Terceira. My parents moved back to Portugal a few years back, and Tracie and I go visit about every other year. I try … Continue reading

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New discovery.

Last weekend on our way to da Luca Cafe and Wine Bar, Tracie and I noticed what looked to be a new vineyard. So during the week I looked it up and turns out that it was – Pippin Hill … Continue reading

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Montpelier Wine Festival

Yesterday we went to the Montpelier wine festival at James Madison’s Montpelier. We love this festival, it’s smaller than the Vintage Virginia and on Sunday it is way less crowded. We met up with some friends and after what looked … Continue reading

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A little fun.

Yesterday, before stopping off at the property we started the day at the Nelson Farmers’ Market. Unfortunately, we never made it our here last year after stopping at it several times the year before. This is a great market with … Continue reading

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A little bit of everything.

This weekend had a little bit of everything – from acrobats to food and wine to digging holes. Friday was my birthday and we got tickets to go see Cirque du Soleil’s Totem. We’ve seen Kooza and Ovo and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Venturing out.

Tracie and I decided that we wanted to try some new wineries today, or at least new to us. We headed to Purcellville in Loudon County and started out at Sunset Hills Vineyard. We had a great time here. Dan … Continue reading

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