First of all, the weather turned out to be perfect. Temperature in the low 70's; blue sky dotted with fluffy white clouds; a gentle breeze.
About 50 wineries had gathered around the Great Meadow fields along with wine-related vendors and a wide variety of food vendors. Throughout the day participants streamed in traveling by bus or snaking their cars through the fields to park. Due to the popularity of the event and the vast numbers of wines available to taste, wine tents became more crowded after 1 PM and a strategy was implemented to taste the wines that interested us. Being big red fans, we opted to skip most of the whites.
A couple of standout wines for us included Rogers Ford Petit Verdot. This was a new winery for us and we were impressed by the nose and flavor of this red grape which grows well here in Virginia. We were also attracted by the unusual bottle that was sourced from Milan.
Enjoy a few more photos as you plan your next trip to a Virginia Wine Festival.
|Unicorn Winery explaining the benefits of wine|
|AmRhein sported the best hats|
|Everyone was having a blast at Rockbridge|
|A unique wine tote from one of the many vendors offering wine related items|
|Mountfair proved to be popular|
|Democracy Winery had the best T-shirts|
|Enjoying the white wines from Barboursville|