11.14.2011

Virginia Wine Country

Marisa decided this year she wanted to play it low key for her birthday and boy am I glad she did.  She opted for a day out in Virginia Wine Country.  So with her boyfriend, Scott, as our DD we hopped from winery to winery enjoying delicious wine and cheese.  We all had so much fun that i'm sure we'll end up doing it again someone soon.

[Hat-Bakers, Sweater and denim shirt- H&M, Sunglasses-Marc Jacobs, Jeans-Forever 21, Boots-Bakers]

First stop, Capitol Vineyards. Our tasting took place in a small one room cabin that was a post office in the 1800s and converted into a general store from 1890-1950. 

The wood bar was the original counter from the general store.



Enjoying wine on the front porch.

Next stop, Aspen Dale Winery. By far our favorite. Our tasting took place in a beautiful old converted barn with exposed wood beam ceilings.

Almost every wine we tasted was paired with two different bits of food to demonstrate how different food brings out different flavors in the wine.  Who knew certain red wines went well with chocolate?!

After our tasting we enjoyed a bottle of red outside in a little wood gazebo while we watched mini horses enjoy grazing.

Our mini horse friend....who we determined was wider than Eddie but probably shorter.

The birthday girl.



After our photoshoot by this little stone hut we went inside to enjoy the rest of our bottle and a basket of wine and cheese by a roaring fire while we listened to a solo guitarist play some mellow music.

Enjoying MORE wine and cheese on the Barrel Oak Vineyard patio at sunset.







Deep in conversation.


The fire pit we sat by after the sun went down when it got chilly. 

Gorgeous sunset in VA.

2 comments:

  1. This seriously looks like so much fun!!! Love your outfit!

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  2. Thanks Hilary! It was a blast! Where do you live? Are you near anywhere that you can go wine tasting?

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