Hi! Well. Yesterday was a first.
I made my way deeeep into the heart of Virginia.. like real Virginia. Not the northern Virginia that you can access by subway, aka the only part I’m really familiar with. A few friends and I took a drive (read: got stuck in a lot of traffic) and did a few tastings at some local wineries around the Warrenton, VA area.
I love wine tasting, but have really only done so in northern California, with the exception of once in Virginia when I’d first moved to the area. It was so fun to do a few local tastings, though! Especially considering it was a ridiculously warm Saturday here, aaand I have no stinkin’ idea what’s going on in Virginia after the subway line ends.
Let me just say now that I have a horrible sense of Virginia geography. I’d never been that far outside the district before, and oh.my.goodness. There were cows! And rolling farmland! And a whole lotta vineyards.
My friend Beth works at another local winery in Virginia doing one of my dream jobs, and happened to have a ton of coupons for free tastings. First stop was Unicorn Winery, which, to be honest, sort of creeped me out initially just from its name. Unicorns? You tell me that doesn’t make you think of a Disney movie gone bad.
Tastings at Grey Ghost were $3. Um, deal? Plus they had a bit of southern history and charm thrown in there, so I was a big fan, minus the sweater vests that were extremely popular with the pourers. It sort of felt like we’d gone back in time.. to the 80s.
And I was hungover by 9pm. Who am I?
How is your weekend going? Ever done local winery tastings in your area?