This past weekend we did what most central Virginians do when the weather is beautiful. Go wine tasting of course!
Wine tasting is a part of the culture here in Cville. We live close to the “Monticello Wine Trail“, which is a trail of 29 vineyards and lodges perfect for tastings, picnics, and lounging.
I’ve written before about going to polo matches at King Family Vineyard, as well as tastings at Keswick/Castle Hill, Pollack, Flying Fox, Veritas, and Pippin Hill. There are still many more to visit and I can’t wait for more spring and summer days to go explore new places!
Although there are so many more vineyards to visit, sometimes we like to revisit our favorites. Such was the case this past weekend when we went back to King Family for a relaxing mid-afternoon tasting.
King family is out past Crozet and close to the Shenandoah National Park. On the way back to Charlottesville is a fabulous little market, the Greenwood Gourmet Grocery, that sells freshly prepared foods and sandwiches as well as home goods. My friend Claire (another Claire) swears by their chicken salad and I knew I needed to swing by and grab some for her since we were out there.
Whenever I start to feel trapped in this small college town I remember how much there is to do in the surrounding area and how many places I have yet to explore!
I’ve realized that many of my posts highlight local businesses or activities unique to Charlottesville, so I created a new page at the top, Life in Cville, which lists some of my favorite posts that highlight the beauty and culture of Charlottesville and the surrounding area (You can also find links to posts for restaurant reviews and social outings in the “Ville” on the “Social Life” and “Hungry Life” pages).
What are some unique aspects about where you live?
What’s your favorite thing to do on a beautiful Saturday afternoon (not including running, biking, racing, etc)?