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Marterella Winery; Welcome back, Welcome Back

I recall being at Mediterranean Cellars some time ago, early on in my exploring days (before this blog), and asking about the vineyard that was across the street. The older woman looked at me and said “Yeah, that used to be a Virginia winery, not anymore.”  It hadn’t dawned on me at the time but this was the winery that had been battling the HOA in their neighborhood to keep their doors open. After a long fight in court, thousands spent in legal fees, and the passing of co-owner Jerry Marterella, Marterella Winery has stood strong and reopened to the public this past Memorial Day. You can imagine my excitement – to finally be able to unlock the mystery of the vineyard across the street. Let me say that the property and landscaping at Marterella are BREATHTAKING. The automatic front gate opens up to a long winding driveway that is …

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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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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: www.crosskeysvineyards.com     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: www.barrenridgevineyards.com     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: www.kingfamilyvineyards.com     DuCard Vineyards Celebrate July 4th at DuCard with local BBQ from Setter Mountain Foods and music by Mattie …

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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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