We here at WineCruisers.com just finished up our first vineyard vignette on The Barns at Hamilton Station. We are very excited about the opportunity to do this project with The Barns. Please watch and enjoy!
In spite of our best efforts to prepare for wine tasting trips, sometimes we will have some real "Duh!" moments. Like when four of us thought we could walk into Berry Hill Vineyard without an appointment! Thank goodness the owner, David Hilty was about and graciously let us in. We first heard about Berry Hill after going to a gathering with our friends Kurt and Carol at Wine About Virginia. Andrew just couldn't get enough of their Cab Franc, and we decided to go to its origin in Flint Hill, Virginia to give it a try. This was, of course, after a delicious lunch at Flint Hill Public House. If you haven't been there, check it out!
Before I delve too deeply into our summer trips, I can't forget the places we ventured to when the weather was a bit more chilly. In line with my route 66 kick, we decided to give Capitol Vineyards a try. This was a new place that we went to once that was closed on a random day. After we met one of the owners we found out why—it is a new place with a very small staff.
Wow, say that title four times fast! After stopping by Glen Manor on July 4th weekend, we also decided to give Fox Meadow another try. You may remember them from our Redemption Corner, when we waited and waited and got no service. We seemed to have caught them at a better time, thought, since we were promptly greeted and treated to a tasting and food pairing that was their special for the holiday weekend.
Hello Everyone! This weekend is going to be a really exciting weekend for the Wine Cruisers! We are going to be filming at The Barns at Hamilton Station, and we want to see you come out. Have a glass of wine, enjoy the company, and be a part of a vignette about The Barns.
Our goal is to create highly produced videos that showcase the best about Virginia Wines. The Barns will be our inaugural project.
Filming is going to happen all day Saturday July 13th and until early afternoon on Sunday July 14th. Wine Cruisers is filming in association with When Frames Drop, an exciting new partnership.
Hope to see you there!
I've written earlier about how great the Skyline drive area is, with lots of beautiful sights and great wineries like the Wisteria Farm and Vineyard. It had been too long since we've been to a new place, so this past weekend, we decided to take it down 66. Our friends at Wine About Virginia have always talked about Glen Manor and how awesome their wines are, and it was one of the few places we haven't been to yet.
Fans of the Game of Thrones books and TV show know the motto of House Stark: "Winter is coming." For those who aren't indoctrinated, (if not, please leave this page and get HBO/read the books immediately because this upcoming post is far less important), the Starks are a family obsessed with winter because, well, they kind of have to be. Their life depends on them being vigilant during the dark chill of winter nights; when resources are scarce and threats abound. There's no electricity in Winterfell.