Winery

The Williamsburg Winery; A Tour and Tasting of Fine Wine

Thomas Jefferson had a vision that one day, Virginia would grow grapes and produce wines to compete with the great wines of Europe. Today, mere minutes from his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, the Williamsburg Winery brings Mr Jefferson's dream to fruition.The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred is a thriving vineyard and member of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail in the heart of Coastal Virginia's historic…
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Essentials for Visiting North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley Wine Region

Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, North Carolina Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina you'll find the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. The area west of Winston-Salem, once famous for it's Gold Leaf Tobacco is quickly gaining notoriety for a new yet old crop. The Grape. The first federally-recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the state is producing award-winning wines and attracting visitors to taste…
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October is Virginia Wine Month on the Monticello Wine Trail

Thomas Jefferson had a vision for viniferous activity in his beloved Virginia.  Though perhaps his grape-growing dreams didn't come to fruition in his life time, today the wine industry is thriving all around his historic home.  So much so, that Virginia is now a destination for wine tourism. The Monticello Wine Trail In the Blue Ridge Mountains, fall temps and brilliant foliage usher in Virginia Wine Month along…
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Myrtle Beach bound? Duplin Winery – The Winery of the South – is now open

Cool, Sweet & Easy Wines for Three Generations - That's the motto at Duplin Winery of Rose Hill, North Carolina.  The family-owned winery and vineyards has expanded operations and is now open for business on U.S. Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I visited their new facility and met with Jonathan Fussell of Duplin.  Fussell took me on a tour of the winery where I…
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Pull Over and Let Me Out names its top 5 of 2014

Can it be? Is 2014 really coming to an end? Sounds so clichéd, yet I find myself saying something to that effect this time each year. Regrettably, I've learned my father was right when he warned there would come a time for me when the years would begin flying by faster and faster. Yes, time flies and here I am preparing another retrospective of the year gone-by. However,…
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Sunday Snapshot!

It's always exciting to be invited to share my work on another travel blog.  Today I'm honored to have a photograph featured as the "Sunday Snapshot" on A Cruising Couple. Below is the link to some lovely grapes I photographed while visiting Virginia Wine Country. Enjoy and as always, Happy Travels! Anna Marie Click here: Sunday Snapshot
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