For those who are just getting to know me, I am a huge fan of visiting, supporting, and (of course) drinking at Virginia vineyards and wineries. I have only been wine hopping for two years and by no means consider myself an expert. However, I have learned my favorite varieties and how to appreciate the art and creativity of winemaking.
Our friends held their ceremony and reception at a vineyard just outside of Charlottesville called King Family Vineyard. The reception house was spacious and welcoming with rustic white barn doors and a big stone fireplace. Yeah!
The night was filled with fun music, delicious food and drinks, and the best of company. I think everyone in attendance would agree that the biggest hit was the tomato bisque soup that came in shot glasses topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. James and Dani – you guys get major points for having those at your wedding. Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of the tomato bisque shooters, but someone did get a shot of Dan and I dancing. LOL
The day after the wedding, the newlyweds decided to invite everyone from the wedding to join them on a wine tour of the countryside. We visited three vineyards that day: White Hall (their Touriga wine, which is made from a Sardinian grape, was delicious), Afton Mountain (Dan and I’s favorite), and Veritas (which had the best front porch ever!). Needless to say, the day was a smashing success. We had a blast relaxing and enjoying the wonderful company of old and new friends. We also stocked up on enough wine to last us a couple months. :)