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Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyard: It’ll make you blush

Last year, after many trips in the Delaplane area, I finally decided to take a trip down the winding Leeds Manor Road (wish I knew there was an easier way to get there an exit further off Route 66), and explore what the signs all referred to as Naked Mountain Winery.  Turning onto Leeds Manor from Winchester Rd displays some pretty amazing scenery, which I couldn’t help but take a picture of some of the farm land as displayed in the title graphic.  On this particular day, the weather was absolutely perfect to be sitting out on the front lawn of the winery in an Adirondack chair, sipping wine, and eating some cheese and crackers as many were taking part in doing.  When you enter into the tasting room it’s very cozy, and very pet friendly. The owners’ golden retriever was frolicking around, the staff extra perky, and the fire-place …

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Middleburg AVA Approved; AVA all Boxed in

A huge congratulations to Rachel Martin, EVP of Boxwood Winery in Middleburg for her tireless effort in getting the Middleburg AVA approved. Below is the press release from Boxwood regarding the approval of the AVA.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALL MEDIA OUTLETS Contact: Rachel Martin Telephone:  540-687-8778 x1 Email: MIDDLEBURG VIRGINIA AVA APPROVED   Middleburg Virginia AVA is the newest American Viticulture Area (AVA) designated by the  U.S. Treasury Department today in the Federal Registry.   An AVA is a grape-growing region that is defined by its geographic features which affect the type and style of the wine it produces.  Wineries in the area can identify themselves as being in the AVA if their wines are made from a minimum of 85% of grapes grown in the area. Wines can be designated as “Estate Bottled” if the grapes are grown on the winery’s estate. There are currently 198 AVAs in …

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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. 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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2009 Narmada Gulabi Rosé – #WW Leap Day Edition

Every Wednesday on twitter, many of us wine lovers, unite to celebrate Wine Wednesday. So I’ve decided that every Wednesday, I’m going to feature what cork I’m popping on this weekly trip through flavor country. This weeks selection is…   2009 Narmada Gulabi (Rosé) $18.00 I generally don’t like to piggie back another day with the same variety wine, unless I don’t finish the bottle from the previous night. Well this evening I decided, with some Roasted Chicken left over from last night and clearly no remaining Naked Mountain Make Me Blush, that I would whip up some Corn Pudding and pair it nicely with a nice bottle of Rosé. This Indian gem is made up of Merlot with a splash of Concord grape and steel fermented. The nose on this wine is a light and soothing wafting of Concord grape. The palate is VERY fruit forward with a subtle …

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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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