Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wine Country

I live in Northern Virginia - not my favorite place in the world, for sure.  It's too crowded, the traffic is awful, the summers are waaaaay to hot for this Mid-Western transplant.  But this past weekend, I went to Wine Country, Virginia.  I am only a 30 minute drive to a vineyard in Prince William County in Virginia.  But, we drove about 45 minutes to Warren and Faquier Counties.  I don't drink very much anymore - but I go for the company and the gorgeous scenery.

First up - Linden Vineyards.  This consensus is that this is the favorite of our group because of the wine, the scenery, and the baguette with cheese and summer sausage (we like to eat, too!)

Next up, Hume Vineyard.  Not nearly as scenic as Linden, but we were greeted with this view.  This is a tiny winery - so quiet and peaceful.

The owners of Hume live in this home, located right next to the winery. I would love to live here!
Our last stop was Naked Mountain.  Not my favorite - it was very crowded and not nearly as scenic as the others.  I was not even inspired to take a picture.
I leave you with my FAVORITE picture of the day.  This is Ella - she was vineyard hopping with her Mom and she is the friendliest pup!  Made me miss my Sam and Abby all the more....
Hoping you have a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. "It's too crowded, the traffic is awful, the summers are waaaaay to hot"... I could not agree with these words more! We sound like twins! I am from upstate New York and have been missing it. I lived in the Finger Lakes region for a while; what a beautiful place! Unfortunately my husbands expertise keeps us in the D.C. area. We ventured out to the mountains this past Sunday. At least Virginia has some beautiful mountain areas and vineyards (both remind me of upstate New York)!

    Beautiful photos-looks like you had a lovely day!

  2. What lovely photos Patti - looks like a great place to visit. I went too Sonoma and Napa many years ago but can't remember a lot!!! Cheese,wine baquettes, sausage...that sounds just heavenly and how cute is little Ella.

  3. Beautiful photos! We are a couple of hours from the California Wine Country and visit often. There is something very genteel about the wine areas. It makes you want to slow up and smell the roses.

  4. Beautiful photos. I'm glad this kind of scenery is not too far away for you!

  5. Lovely photos. I'm not a wine drinker but would still love to visit some wineries. There are a couple here in Kansas but nothing like those on the east and west coast areas.

  6. Beautiful country! and of course ... would rather be tasting wine! Ella is too cute!

  7. amazing..i really love to visit a wine country..i wanna experience on they would do it..what a big farm you have, great captions

  8. Gorgeous countryside! Ella is too cute! I was on a recent trip to Florida and every time I saw little dogs I would miss mine too.