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Arterra Winery - Where Earth and Art Combine

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The Corkscrew Concierge 65 Article rating: 5.0

Located in Delaplane VA, Arterra, which means “Art of the Land” is both winery and gallery. Winery owner Sandy Gray-Murray is also an artist and runs Hawkmoth Arts. So, while you’re getting your wine on, you can also enjoy (and shop for) Sandy’s beautiful art which encompasses a variety of media from ceramics to paintings to etched glass.

Winery Review: Paradise Springs

Highly Awarded Winery Tucked Away in Clifton Virginia.

Sarah @GrapePairings 183 Article rating: 4.4

When I am in the mood for good wine but not in the mood to drive, Paradise Springs is my answer. Not only is it close to DC (it's actually the closest winery to DC), but the wines are extraordinary! In fact, five of their wines won gold medals at the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup!

What is Meritage?

The Mystique of "America's Bordeaux"

Cathie Schafer 211 Article rating: 4.0

This history of the use of the word Meritage in labeling wines really is fascinating. The brainchild of a group of American vintners, who wanted a way to identify and promote American wines that used the same grapes as those used in Bordeaux.  A contest was held to come up with a name to call this American blend. Of the more than 6,000 entries received, Meritage, a completely made up word to combine the words Merit and Heritage was chosen. It is pronounced like heritage, with an M.

Guide to Dog-Friendly Wineries Near Charlottesville

Beautiful Dog-Friendly Wineries in Central Virginia Wine Country

Peggy Mihelich 246 Article rating: 2.3

Greetings fellow wine and dog lovers! My co-founder, Jeremy and I recently took a road trip to Charlottesville, VA with our dachshunds Bentley and Greta. Naturally, we used Corkhounds.com  to discover some dog-friendly wineries in the area. We normally base our choices on dog-friendliness, proximity to other wineries, and Google ratings, all of which our site pulls together.

Guide to Central Virginia Wine Country

Wineries, Wines, and Things to Do

Bob Barkwood 198 Article rating: 2.0

Central Virginia is the central Piedmont area of the state. It is home to the Monticello AVA where Thomas Jefferson attempted to make wine at his home Monticello in the 1770s. Jefferson spent years trying to grown European varietals. The Monticello AVA is the oldest in Virginia, formed in 1984 and encompassing the area around Charlottesville.

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    Sarah @GrapePairings

    Winery Review: Paradise Springs

    When I am in the mood for good wine but not in the mood to drive, Paradise Springs is my answer. Not only is it close to DC (it's actually the closest winery to DC), but the wines are extraordinary! In fact, five of their wines won gold...

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