Sunday, January 19, 2014

where we are: virginia wine country

there is nothing like an afternoon wine tasting in a gorgeous spot close to my home to remind me how much i love where i live. i am continuously wowed by the beauty that surrounds us, and the fine offerings of the land. visiting a vineyard is almost always a great treat for the senses. the drive to the destination, the views, the architecture, the entertainment, the tastes, and the delicious details of a great or humble estate, depending.

mountfair vineyards is definitely on the humble side. the small, rustic space is full of hand built details, the wine bar awash with light, and the tasting room lined with artfully stacked wooden barrels. we enjoyed acoustic music by james harris moore while drinking a glass of twang and eating crackers and brie. we followed our glass with a tasting of their other offerings, appreciating in particular the amore and the intertwined. all of their wines are blends of their own and/or locally sourced grapes. they also offer potters craft cider, which i learned is brewed in our neighboring village of free union.

a bustling wine bar

mountfair vineyards has a lovely logo and pleasing labels on their wines

i added vixon to the suggestions. we were on fox mountain after all! 

wooden barrels from my childhood home-state

beautiful views from every window

kid friendly!

so much beauty

our local fox mountain. we drove over it to reach the vineyard. 

it was cold out there!

late afternoon light is the best

thanks for the lovely afternoon mountfair vineyards!

and then we drove home

did i mention that i love where we live?

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