Happy Memorial Day
Miscellaneous

Winery Wanderings- Virginia

Wine Friends Reunion
Charlottesville, VA

Memorial Day weekend, 2023

First, a sunset in route
(first sunset picture of the year)

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Florence, SC

 

Horton Vineyards

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Barboursville Vineyards and Ruins
(also where we had an outstanding Dinner)

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Main Building: tasting room and restaurant

 

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Ruins of a mansion designed by Thomas Jefferson for Governor James Barbour.


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Tasting by Ann with Kim perusing the menu

 

 

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A lot of glasses for the group!

 

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Gnomes after a tasting

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Blenheim Vineyards
(owned by musician Dave Matthews since 1999)

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Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards

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A bride party, all with wine-themed tee shirts 

Wisdom Oak Winery

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A tasting in the wine cellar at a boutique family-owned winery

Septenary Winery at Seven Oaks Farm
(once owned by Dave Matthews Band's manager)

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The tasting room, which was the manager's office, looks out over his former pool


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There were once seven oaks on the south lawn of the manor house, each named for a President from Virginia. Hurricane Hazel destroyed all but one of them in 1954. The lone survivor is named for Thomas Jefferson.


Chiswell Farm and Winery

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Hazy Mountain Winery

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A relatively new winery: so-so wines but gorgeous mountain views. Note to self: revisit in a few years when the vines have matured.

 

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Gnome pictures, with people getting in the way


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An unscheduled last stop:
Trump Winery
(Eric, not Donald)

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And, to finish, a few B&W scenics

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The Wine Friends Reunion group:
Ann ("KellyAnn"), Chris, Kim, Scott C, Susan, Scott P, and Ruth 
It doesn't get any better!

Visit the gallery: https://www.imagesbybill.us/Places/Charlottesville-Wineries/

May 26-29, 2023

 

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