Anniversary Celebration- Visiting The Wineries Of The Monticello Wine trail
This year, to celebrate our 23rdwedding anniversary, my husband, kids, and I decided to head out to visit some wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail here in Virginia. If you have not visited a winery (or now cideries!) in Virginia, we highly recommend them! Not only are the wines and ciders, great tasting (and so many varieties!) they are also located in the most beautiful of surroundings! You can’t beat the views! (And we have lived on both coasts!)
First up on our trip was Stone Mountain Vineyards. My husband and I hadn’t been there in a couple of years, and the first time we went, we fell in love with the view. We knew we wanted to start this road trip there to have lunch, so that is what we did. The road to get up to the winery, had just been plowed down when we arrived. We have been having so much rain here in VA, that the packed dirt road to get up to the winery had washed out a bit in spots, so they had to fix it. Thank goodness it was well groomed by the time we arrived! The road to get up to the winery is a bit narrow, and you must go slow, but it’s well worth it for what awaits at the top!
Next up was Moss Vineyards. We had never visited this winery before, and we are so glad we finally did! Barry the owner is a great guy, and his paintings are beautiful too! The wine was crisp and refreshing! So perfect for summer. The property was built and designed by him, and it is amazing! The view is utterly fantastic! We will be returning to this winery for sure. If you are looking for a place to get married, by all means, visit this place for a possible choice of venues!
Finally we headed to Glass House Winery & bed and Breakfast. By the time we got here, Ciarra and I decided to call it quits with the wine drinking (we know our limits! LOL) But my husband decided to have a glass of wine, while we soaked in the very unique atmosphere! I did have a sip of his wine, and it was delish! We will definitely be headed to this winery when we return (after Moss) so Ciarra and I can partake in a wine tasting. They also handcraft truffles an chocolates! I have to say this winery and property is very unique. It is a tropical green house sitting in the mountains of Virginia! We were surrounded by banana trees (and yes, there were bananas on them!) and sorts of tropical plants. It was so cool and comfortable in the greenhouse, and they were setting up for live music, which they have all the time. You can head to their website to learn more.
We can’t wait to return to the Monticello Wine Trail. There are SO MANY places to visit! It would take several days to visit them all, and I haven’t even included the cideries! (We have a post coming in the future from a few!)
We hope you enjoyed this post, and are inspired to visit the wine trail for yourself!!
Until next time,