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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  • Norton

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Petit Manseng

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

  • Traminette

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

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Northern Virginia on Snooth

  • 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

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  • Fabbioli Cellars Cabernet Franc 2012


    Brick red color. Fantastic, strong varietal character, especially on the nose. Nicely earthy with strong pepper and tobacco notes and a hint of smoke. Lighter body and soft, dusty tannins. Bright cherry and sweet tobacco dominates the palate. Read More

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  • Catoctin Creek Winery Merlot Rose 2013


    The Kool Aid-esque hot pink color is off putting. Not much to the nose - can detect a very faint hint of strawberry, but more in the way of nail polish remover. Rich syrupy mouthfeel, but not sweet. Finishes hot. Yuck! Read More

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  • Catoctin Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    Very aromatic with notes of lemon and fresh cut grass. Very dry finish, but not quite enough acidity. Read More

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  • Delaplane Cellars Petit Manseng 2013


    Light golden color. Bright citrus and tropical fruit on nose. Focused! Laser like acidity and a simple palate. Read More

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  • Fabbioli Cellars Something White NV


    Sweet, floral, and very fruity nose with prominent pear and lemon. Soft, round mouthfeel with a lightly prickling acidity developing mid-palate. Zesty, extra dry finish. Nice minerality too. Surprising. Read More

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  • Catoctin Creek Winery Syrah 2012


    Intriguing peppery nose. Opulent mouthfeel with bright cherry notes. Spice returns on the finish with a very light grip. Read More

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  • North Gate Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012


    Rather light in color - a clear garnet red. Rich red fruit on nose with a hint of cocoa. Nice peppery finish. Feels lean - lots of fruit and acid, less tannin. Very mellow red. Read More

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