Hot Wine Tasting at Monticello

As we stepped off the buses and onto the grounds of Monticello, it was so hot they were grilling crab cakes on the garden walls.

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Tasting Virginia 4 – Barrel Oak Winery

Barrel Oak Winery is not hard to find. Driving west on Hwy 55, just past Marshall, Virginia, look to your right and when you see the dogs, you’re there. Barrel Oak Winery loves dogs so much, the acronym of their name is B.O.W., as in bow-wow.

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Tasting Virginia 3 – Chrysalis Vineyards

On the drive between La Grange and Chrysalis, after gazing over the 6,000th meadow of bluegrass and horses, I finally said to Tara, “If there are so many wineries here, where are the vineyards?”

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Tasting Virginia 2 – The Winery at La Grange

On our way to the Winery at La Grange, we headed west on General Lee Highway, took a wrong turn in the middle of Manassas Battlefield Park and found ourselves charging halfway through Bull Run. By the time we’d redirected ourselves toward the village of Haymarket, I felt like I’d lived through the beginning of the Civil War.

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