Thursday, November 3, 2011

Harvest in a Bottle!

Fall is a glorious season to visit a Virginia winery.  The mild temperatures and breathtaking scenery lure throngs of visitors to our state's wineries.  Beyond the buzz of conversations and clink of glasses in tasting rooms, out there in the vineyards, it is also harvest season, a crucial, exhilarating whirlwind that can foretell the future for Virginia winemakers.  With 220 wineries scattered throughout the state, there are multiple harvests going on every day from August through November.

Virginia ranks 5th in the United States in number of wineries, with over 3000 total acres planted in wine grapes.  The most white grape acreage in Virginia is chardonnay, and the most red grape acreage in Virginia is merlot.  The New Kent Winery's Chardonnay Reserve has been named the Governor's Cup champion for white wines for its 2009 vintage.  The New Kent Winery is just a short drive from Maury Place at Monument.   One of our favorite reds is Barboursville Vineyard's Merlot.  Maury Place at Monument is just a short drive from several Virginia wineries.  Let us plan a tasting tour for you!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument