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The Winery at La Grange

As many people may already know, it’s been a relatively warm Winter in Northern Virginia. Just before Christmas, a few good friends from Boston came down for a visit and requested that we visit some of the local wineries that I had raved about. One that I just could not let go by unnoticed, was The Winery at La Grange. The first time I visited this winery, I wasn’t sure if this was just a unique house and the rest of the development would be following, or the tasting room. What was originally built-in the 1790s as a manor home, was recently restored in 2006, and turned into the new Tasting room and Winery at La Grange. The solid brick structure sits on beautifully landscaped property at the foothills of the mountains. Upon taking the trot up the walkway to the historic home (now tasting room) I noticed a few …

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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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Fabbioli Cellars: Italian tradition with a Virginia twist

Growing up in a very largely Italian demographic (Rhode Island) and being exposed to a lot of homemade Italian wines was a blessing in disguise for me. Coming across a winery with REAL ability to replicate real Italian style wine that I grew up with was a true rarity and a warm feeling from within. Late last year I had a bunch of vacation time at my job to burn before I lost it, so I decided to start taking random days (pretty consistent Friday departures) off and utilized them to explore Virginia’s Wine Country further. During this venture I was extremely grateful to make my first stop on this excursion Fabbioli Cellars. This wine I had come across on countless occasions at Total Wine in Fairfax and constantly wondered if it was worth the risk of tossing over my 10 dollar limit on trying a new wine I had …

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Missouri Wine: In Norton They Trust; Stone Hill & Adam Puchta Wineries

A few weeks back, my boss gave me the heads up that I would be attending the Midwest Regional meeting in Osage Beach, Missouri. Though the thought of driving three plus hours from the airport in St. Louis wasn’t all that appealing, the chance to try some of Missouri’s offerings (specifically the Norton’s) was more than enticing. After landing, I got my rental and headed down to the Lake of the Ozarks. I did a bit of research which didn’t yield any worthwhile wineries in the area of Osage Beach. After a successful conference, I drove east on US 54 to the scenic MO 94 East towards Hermann, Missouri. First stop on this excursion, Stone Hill Winery. Stone Hill is located in a small, suburban setting in the rustic city of Hermann, just a couple of blocks from the Missouri River edge. This quant city, originally a German Society settlement, …

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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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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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