Search Results for: barren ridge

Barren Ridge Vineyards; The Tasting Notes

Last month, I wrote an article on Barren Ridge Vineyards for the American Winery Guide. Since then I’ve received a couple of emails asking for me to include my full tasting notes from my trip to Barren Ridge. As requested, I’ve posted them below. My favorites are notated with an asterisk.  Thanks and enjoy! 2010 Vidal Blanc ($16): Grassy and citrus on the nose w/lime and bright acidity on the palate, crisp fresh finish 2010 Tinkling Spring ($19): very floral aromas with a plethora of light fruit flavors and citrus finishing light and crisp 2011 Viognier ($22): apple and a touch of apricot on the nose w/ citrus and apple dominating the palate, rich and fruity finishing fresh and clean 2009 Chardonnay ($18): “Citrus and tropical fruit aromas combined with lush, fruit forward flavors of crisp apple and tropical fruit bless the palate, a buttery mouthfeel adding notes of toasted …

Read More »

Barren Ridge Vineyards; A Quaint Shenandoah Valley Trail Stop

For those of you that haven’t heard, I’ve accepted a writing position with American Winery Guide ( covering the trails of Virginia, south of Culpepper. My first review was of Barren Ridge Vineyards in Shenandoah Valley. Below is an excerpt including a link to the full review. I will continue to post articles on the Virginia Pour House Site and alert my readers of new postings on American Winery Guide through the site as well. “The Place:  Located on a high ridge in the Shenandoah Valley, tucked between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, is Barren Ridge Vineyards. This Shenandoah gem, formerly an apple orchard, is maintained by an unusual semi-arid climate that steers rain clouds away from the ridge with the help of its proximity to the two mountains. Hot, dry days and a constant cool breeze at night help set the groundwork for near perfect grape growing conditions. …

Read More »

2014 Virginia Governor’s Cup Award Winners

February 27, 2014 Office of the Governor Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Contact: Annette Boyd Phone: (804) 402-1896 Email:   Adagio Joins 11 Other Fine Virginia Wines from 9 Wineries to Comprise Governor’s Cup      Secretary Haymore Awarded Wine Person of the Year by the VWA  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe tonight awarded the 2014 Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) Governor’s Cup to The Williamsburg Winery’s 2010 Adagio, a blended red wine. The Governor’s Cup was awarded February 27 at the VWA’s Governor’s Cup Gala at the John Marshall Hotel. Speaking at the Governor’s Cup awards ceremony, Governor McAuliffe said, “I am honored to award the Governor’s Cup to The Williamsburg Winery, one of Virginia’s oldest and most prolific wineries. It is no secret the Commonwealth’s wine industry has experienced tremendous growth both in quantity and quality in recent years. Such growth has an enormous impact on Virginia in terms of …

Read More »

The Winery at Bluestone Vineyard; From Personal to Business

The end of 2012 brought a few wild weekend trips in Virginia Wine Country. We expanded our ventures beyond just our usual area of visitation.  The plan was to hit the southern part of the state as well as the Shenandoah Valley.  We tried to visit as many of the wineries as we could each day.   As I will be covering our travels through the Shenandoah Valley in the coming weeks, I decided to follow the write-up on Barren Ridge with a look at Bluestone Vineyard, the final stop on the Shenandoah Valley trip. With daylight dwindling and most of the wineries closing, we went to Bluestone to take part in their standard tasting. For $5 you are able to taste 7 whites and 4 reds.  For $7, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2011 Estate Grown Blue Ice wines are included. I had recently tasted the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon …

Read More »

4th of July in VA Wine Country; Event Listings

CrossKeys Vineyards Time: 11:00AM – 7:00PM Come enjoy the Nation’s birthday at CrossKeys! Celebrate the Fourth in a relaxing manner while enjoying music and wine. More details to follow. Website:     Barren Ridge Vineyards Join us for our 5th annual Pork and Cork 4th of July celebration! Barren Ridge will feature a full pig roast, live music, and fireworks from 6pm – 10pm. Reservations required. Please visit our website for more details. Website:     King Family Vineyards First Wednesday Toast the summer weather and enjoy the view from our patio during extended hours on the first Wednesday of the month April through September. The Tasting Room will be open for bottle and glass sales until 8:00 p.m. and the patio closes at 8:30 p.m. Website:     DuCard Vineyards Celebrate July 4th at DuCard with local BBQ from Setter Mountain Foods and music by Mattie …

Read More »

Virginia Wineries

8 Chains North Winery 868 Estate Vineyard and Winery Above Ground Winery (formerly 29 Vines) Aspen Dale Winery at The Barn Arterra Wines Barrel Oak Winery Berry Hill Vineyard Boxwood Winery Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery Breaux Vineyards Cardamon Vineyards Catoctin Creek Winery Capitol Vineyards Casanel Vineyards Chateau OBrien at Northpoint Chester Gap Cellars Chrysalis Vineyards Cobbler Mountain Cellars Corcoran Vineyards Creeks Edge Winery Crushed Cellars Cana Vineyard Delaplane Cellars Desert Rose Ranch & Winery Doukenie Winery Dry Mill Vineyards Winery Fabbioli Cellars Fox Meadow Winery Gadino Cellars Gray Ghost Vineyards Granite Heights Orchard and Winery Hartwood Winery Hidden Brook Winery Hiddencroft Vineyards Hillsborough Vineyards Hume Vineyards Hunters Run Wine Barn Lake Anna Vineyards Leaves of Grass Vineyard & Winery Linden Vineyards Little Washington Winery Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery Loudoun Valley Vineyards Maggie Malick Wine Caves Marterella Winery Mattaponi Winery Mediterranean Cellars Miracle Valley Vineyard Molon Lave Vineyards Morais …

Read More »
Translate »