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Fauquier Board Of Supervisors’ Pass anti-winery Ordinance; Jim Law changes name to Benedict Arnold

For those of you who have not heard, the Fauquier Board Of Supervisors passed the anti-winery Ordinance. Vote: AGAINST (1), Sherbeyn; FOR (4), Granger, Stribling, Trumbo, Schwartz. Interested in sounding off to those FOR? Here are their emails, have at it. kim.johnson@fauquiercounty.gov Peter.Schwartz@fauquiercounty.gov Holder.Trumbo@fauquiercounty.gov chester.stribling@fauquiercounty.gov lee.sherbeyn@fauquiercounty.gov chris.granger@fauquiercounty.gov I first want to thank the Swirl, Sip, and Snark duo for the excellent coverage of the meeting last night. There is a link at the bottom of this post which summarizes the fireworks from the meeting, through the eyes of GrapeEnvyGuy on Swirl, Sip, and Snark Blog. The shocker of the evening had to be Jim Law, of Linden, coming out in support of the ordinance. PAUSE. Let’s be honest, Jim, you started your winery on your family trust, you had wiggle room to fail and got away without relying on events because of your infinite amounts of funding. MOST OF THESE …

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Fauquier County’s Proposed Winery Ordinance; A CALL TO ACTION

For those of you who have not heard or read about the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors’ proposed Winery Ordinace, allow me to enlighten you. This is the agenda from the Board of Supervisors: Sponsor: Meeting Date: Peter B. Schwartz, Marshall District Supervisor July 12, 2012 Staff Lead: Department: Kimberley A. Johnson, Zoning Administrator Community Development Topic: The Fauquier County Farm Winery Ordinance: Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments to Sections 3-318, 5-1810, 6-102, 6-400 and 15-300 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance Topic Description: The proposed text amendment modifies the County’s existing Zoning Ordinance regulations related to Farm Wineries. The existing regulations and long-standing interpretations allow Farm Wineries to grow grapes, manufacture wine, sell and store wine and incidental wine items, and also allow the tasting and consumption of wine on-site. The existing regulations require Farm Wineries to secure special permit or special exception approval for events. The proposed regulations continue …

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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 …

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Out of Town: A Day Exploring Temecula’s Wine Country

Last year, I finally took advantage of the opportunity to visit Temecula’s Wine Country. With iPods loaded with crazy throwback tunes, playlists roaring and near perfect weather, my friends and I hit the open road on our way through the hills to Temecula. What was I expecting upon arriving? To be honest, I had no idea. I had been to Stone Brewing Company the previous year so the scenery I was looking for was similar to that. Desert hillsides lined with sparse greenery, palm trees and a lot of rocky soil. As we approached the "Welcome to Temecula" sign, we drove past gorgeous housing communities and neighborhoods, which had me scratching my head. Okay... so, where is wine country? [...]

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Morais Vineyards & Winery; Paradise with Portuguese Charm in Bealeton

After my first visit a few months back to Morais Vineyards, I was impressed by the beauty of the grounds, the impeccable hospitality, the friendliness of the staff, and the promise in the wine. After taking a tour through the facility, from the grand ballroom, to the cellar containing the crush beds and the wine cellar, to the patio, and tasting room, I couldn’t be more impressed. The main building resembles that of a mansion in Sicily, with circle driveway in front, gorgeous water fountain, and the vineyards at the edge of the tasting room. As you come up the driveway, greeting you is the Morais decorated 1950’s Ford Truck with wine barrels stacked in the back. On the right is a small chapel surrounded on all sides by Vineyard. This vineyard is gorgeous! As I set foot in the tasting room, my two favorite tasting room people, Noreen and …

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