Northern Virginia Wine

Virginia is where wine was first introduced to the United States, and the Northern Virginia region is rich in numerous wineries.  Salamander Resort & Spa is the new luxury destination resort set in the midst of Wine Country.  With more than 50 area wineries, the region is ideal for a long weekend or more extended stay. 

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Traminette

    This white wine-producing hybrid, a cross of Gewurztraminer and Joannes Seyve 23-416, produces excellent quality wine...

  • Petit Manseng

    This white wine-producing grape is being grown on small acreages in Virginia, notably by Chrysallis Vineyards. The vi...

  • Norton

    Norton was first created in the experimental garden of the eccentric Dr. Daniel Norton in 1820s Richmond, VA. His int...

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  • Today my wife Sandra and I attended the RdV 2011 Release Party at their winery ... was a beautiful day here in northern Virginia - low seventies and no humidity.  Fall colors were all around us on the drive out west to Delaplane.  Tomorrow we are heading south to do a vertical tasting of the Octagon vintages at the Barboursville Winery near Ch... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • EM - Oh yes, it is very tasty to me.  I just pulled our lamb chops off the ... grill on this rainy day in Northern Virginia (the rain stopped a bit ago so I didn't get wet).  Hmmmmmm........... : Read More

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  • This is an interesting story with a happy ending.  We ordered three ... ... ... That means we're in Northern Virginia, near Washington DC.  Let us know - I would be happy to have you share our information with the rightful owner, and have them come over to pick up their wine.Please advise;Sandra'We already received a reply from the Masut Vine... Read More

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  • It's been hot and humid out here in Northern Virginia lately.  It's supposed to cool down by Thursday (when I'll ride my Harley in another of our Retired Rides series;  I'm feeling the Ridge Zinfandel now since I'm on the 2nd glass and the curry has arrived.  Your RRV Zinfandel looks nice too.  I wish t... Read More

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  • Welcome to Virginia and also to Snooth!  I've only been in this forum ... forum ... you been up to northern Virginia and tried some of the wineries yet?  There are so many across the state but our favorite by far is RdV in Delaplane, VA.  Last weekend we attended a lobster / clam bake and we met one of the few new master sommeliers - Jarad Sl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • EM - I still have a few of the Ridge wines left, sitting in my rack where I ... we were on the back roads in Northern Virginia.  We ended up in Remington VA for lunch and since it was the high 90's and lots of humidity out here, I had a beer (Killian's Irish Red) with my hot dog.  Then I went over to Tom's store to assemble another bookshelf b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • We are here in Sonoma , from Northern Virginia. Familiar with most of these vineyards. Sounds like a local imitation of the Paris tasting from the 70's. Could be interesting!  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Virginia Wine in Santa Rosa

  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely ... Virginia. If you are in Northern Virginia and find yourself traveling up from the Fredericksburg region, I recommend you stop by the winery for a tasting: Read More

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  • Boxwood Estate Boxwood 2011


    Nice dark garnet color. Spicy nose with plenty of depth to cherry and raspberry notes. Very light body. Subtle clove notes mid-palate. Strong tannins develop toward finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Fabbioli Cellars Cabernet Franc Reserve 2011


    Big fruity nose with heavy cherry and strawberry notes. Opulent and short-lived. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

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