Friday, June 7, 2013

Hillsborough Vineyards

The 22nd cache on the VA Wine Trail of Geocaches is now live at Hillsborough Vineyards!

Dan and I had the chance to stop at the vineyard for a tasting last weekend. Our friendly server, Tara, told us about the vineyard and wines.

Hillsborough has a rich history, as well beautiful grounds and tasty wine. The stone house and tasting barns were built in the 1820s, and the property was once owned by a childhood friend of George Washington.

Today, Hillsborough Vineyards has 13 acres of vines and offers around 12 different wines. Tastings include six wines (Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Onyx, Opal, and Serefina), and Dan and I were lucky enough to get a tasting of the 2010 Petit Verdot as well.

After picking up bottles of Ruby and Serefina to take home with us, Dan and I found a nice location for our geocache. You can find the geocache coordinates here. If you stop by for a tasting, be sure to mention that you heard about it on At The Lamppost.

We hope you enjoy the hunt, the view, and the experience of the VA Wine Trail!

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