Friday, November 9, 2012

Narmada Winery

Having explored many of the Loudoun and Fauquier County wineries, Dan and I have decided to start expanding our explorations toward Rappahannock County. Our decision came at a great time, because others in the VA Wine Mafia group were planning a trip that coincided perfectly with our open weekend.

During our wine excursion into Rappahannock County, we stopped at Narmada Winery in Amissville. Narmada was very easy to find, with its flag waving right on the edge of route 211. Stretches of Virginia rolling hills and a fantastic view of the nearby mountains made the grounds of the winery truly breath-taking.

As we made our way into the tasting room, our wine tour guide, Kurt (who’s also part of the wine mafia group), introduced us to MaryAnn, the general manager. She was very gracious and told us about the three different tasting options that they had available. Yes, you did not read that wrong, they have THREE different wine tastings!

MaryAnn explained that they offer 16 different wines at Narmada! In order to make sure visitors are overwhelmed by such a large tasting, they have broken the wines into three different flights: Fruity-Fresh-Fun, Proprietors’ Reserves and Classics, and Decadent and Delicious. Dan decided to try the Proprietors’ Reserves and Classics flight, and I decided to try the Decadent and Delicious flight.

The flights were both unique and delicious, and our pourer did a wonderful job in describing each wine. Dan’s favorites were the Chardonnay Reserve and the 2009 Yash-Vir. From the Decadent and Delicious flight, I really enjoyed the 2010 Mom, the 2010 Dream, and the 2010 Primita.

Looking at the grounds

Now, in addition to great wine and beautiful landscapes, Narmada offers something that I have not found at any other winery – authentic Indian cuisine. Mmmm… My mouth is watering just thinking about it again. While sipping on our glasses of wine, we got to enjoy samosas, buttered chicken, and pita with hummus. It was divine!

Dan and I knew we had to add this winery to the VA Wine geocaching trail, so as we were checking out, we explained what geocaching was to MaryAnn. She thought it was a great idea and gave us permission to hide the cache that day. :) So, without further to do, here is the latest geocache in the VA wine geocaching trail: VA Wine Trail – Pairing India and Virginia!

Have fun finding the geocache and tasting the wine!

View from the Tasting Room

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