Category Archives: WineFan

  • WineFan at Pearmund Cellars

    Posted on August 11, 2013 by in WineFan

    “Stick with what you are good at, and success will follow.” We’ve all heard that at some point in our life. Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia follows that path — although they aren’t just good, they’re great. Owner, Chris Pearmund decided to keep with the original vines of Chardonnay planted on the property as […]

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  • WineFan at Casanel Vineyards

    Posted on August 11, 2013 by in WineFan

    When you find a winery that exudes a style similar to another region, but with its own unique flair, it is a treasure to behold. Just outside Leesburg, Virginia lies Casanel Vineyards — there, they have clearly taken an old-world mentality while throwing in their own personal style. If you are a fan with this […]

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  • Tasting notes from the Above Ground Winery

    Posted on August 9, 2013 by in WineFan

      At the Above Ground Winery in Virginia on 3/4/2013, tasted five delicious wines: 3 Stars — liked the 2011 Above Ground Winery Exit Strategy Chardonnay Steely with smooth finish. 4 Stars — really liked the 2011 Above Ground Winery Sweet Rebecca Lynn White Wine Blend Semi Sweet and smooth 4 Stars — really liked […]

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  • WineFan at Chrysalis Vineyards

    Posted on August 7, 2013 by in WineFan

    Chances are, if you visit a number of wineries in the state of Virginia, you’ve had the chance to try Norton. Norton is very interesting because not only is it a grape with natural purple juice (other red wines get their color from the skin of the grape, not the juice) but it was also […]

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  • WineFan at Vintage Ridge Vineyard & Winery

    Posted on August 7, 2013 by in WineFan

    With over 200 wineries located throughout Virginia, it can be a challenge for wineries to differentiate themselves from the next winery three miles down the road. Of those who have found ways to distinguish themselves, none (so far in our travels) offer the tasting experience provided by Vintage Ridge Vineyard & Winery of Delaplane, Virigina. […]

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  • WineFan at Miracle Valley Vineyard

    Posted on August 6, 2013 by in WineFan

      We all long for a life that allows us to have fun while we work. It has been said, “Find a job you love to do, and you will never work a day in your life.” Just a few short miles off of Interstate 66, in Delaplane, Virginia, you will find a winery where […]

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  • WineFan at Boxwood Estate Winery

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by in WineFan

      When traveling through northern Fauquier County, you get a sense of Virginia’s history along with the spectacular sights of horse country. Many suburbanites long for a place that gives them the opportunity to enjoy the senses and sights of such beautiful landscapes along with a glass of wine. Boxwood Estate Winery, located in Middleburg, […]

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  • The Winery at Bull Run Wine Tasting

    Posted on July 24, 2013 by in WineFan

    At The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville, Virginia on 7/23/2013, tasted ten great wines: 4 Stars — really liked the 2012 Petit Manseng 4 Stars — really liked the 2012 Lilly’s Viognier 4 Stars — really liked the 2012 Chardonnay Smokey butter nose. Smooth. 3 Stars — liked the 2012 Delaney White Wine Blend […]

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  • Bluemont Vineyard Wine Tasting

    Posted on July 22, 2013 by in WineFan

    At the Bluemont Vineyard on 2/24/2013, tasted eight great wines: 5 Stars — loved the 2011 Bluemont Vineyard Viognier (Virginia) Smooth. Mildly sweet. Buttery finish. 4 Stars — really liked the 2011 Bluemont Vineyard Petite Manseng (Virginia) 5 Stars — loved the 2011 Bluemont Vineyard White Wine Blend (Virginia) 3 Stars — liked the 2010 […]

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  • 868 Estate Vineyards Wine Tasting

    Posted on July 22, 2013 by in WineFan

    At the 868 Estate Vineyards in Purcellville, Virgina on 6/4/2013, tasted six or seven great wines, and captured ratings for two of them: 3 Stars — liked the 868 Estate Vineyards Frederick Cellars Trail’s End White Wine Blend (Maryland) Light nose. Semi-sweet. Smooth finish. 3 Stars — liked the 868 Estate Vineyards Chardonnay (Virginia) Half […]

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