Thursday, March 28, 2013

General's Ridge Vineyard and Winery

Because Dan and I cannot visit just one vineyard in a day, after we left Ingleside Vineyards, we headed a little further south to General’s Ridge Vineyard and Winery. This cozy winery is hidden down a picturesque back road.

General’s Ridge got its start about ten years ago when the owners, Major General Richard Philips and his wife Linda, purchased almost 100 acres in Westmoreland County. Through lots of hard work, they planted grape vines and renovated the old farm buildings, turning the property into a breathtaking escape.

One unique feature of General’s Ridge is that in addition to trying their wine, guests are invited to extend their visit by staying in a guest room at the 1800s Manor House or the spacious two-bedroom cottage. With the addition of two event rooms, the Vines Room and the Carriage House, General’s ridge is a great location for a combination wedding and honeymoon!

I loved the decor of the tasting room lounge

While 75% of General’s Ridge grapes are sold to other wineries, the vineyard still produces eight of its own wines, including whites, reds, a rose, and a dessert wine. Among Dan and I’s favorites were the GRV red, GRV white, and the Petit Verdot.

We had a wonderful visit to General’s Ridge, and on our next visit, I hope to plan a two-day trip so we can stay in one of the inviting guest rooms. :)

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