Greenhill Winery & Vineyards - Middleburg, VA
Vol X, Issue No. 8
July 28, 2015




Dear Wine Lover Friends,

In the midst of the Dog Days of Summer, you'll find Virginia wineries the "coolest" places to visit where you can sip wine in air-conditioned tasting rooms or shaded picnic areas.  Summer festivals and special activities across Virginia are still in full swing, and you will find them listed in our events section.


Our August Winery of the Month is the extraordinary Greenhill Winery & Vineyards in Middleburg.  The picturesque setting is stunning.  The staff is knowledgeable and welcoming.  And, of course, the wines are award winners.  If you haven't yet visited, Greenhill should top your "wineries to visit bucket list" for August.


We'd love to hear about your August wine travels.  Cheers! 



Frank C. Britt


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Ms. Kibirsky is the lucky winner of the Tides Inn Sweepstakes. Our thanks to the hundreds of wine lovers who entered.


The Getaway Package includes a complimentary two night, mid-week stay in a Deluxe Tides Inn waterfront room, daily breakfast for two and one dinner for two.  The Tides Inn is a luxury resort in Irvington, surrounded on its own lush peninsula with the Potomac River to the north, the Rappahannock River to the south and historic Chesapeake Bay to the east.  The Inn is an inviting retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation.


Among the many amenities are a full-service spa, 18-hole championship Golden Eagle golf course, a 60-strip marina and four restaurants serving signature Chesapeake Bay cuisine.  Watersports include fly fishing, paddleboards, kayaks and canoes.


Mark your calendar now for the Taste by the Bay festival at the Tides Inn on November 21. Tickets go on sale August 28 



Tides Inn

480 King Carter Drive

Irvington, VA  22480

(804) 438-5000






Winery of the Month: Greenhill Winery & Vineyard



Viticulture Classes Begin

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Greenhill Winery & Vineyards
Middleburg, Virginia



An Extraordinary Experience in Every Way. 

Rustic elegance. History. Heritage and serenity. Fine French-influenced wines made from 100% Virginia grapes and a legacy deeply rooted in Virginia soil. And, most certainly, one of the most beautiful winery properties in Virginia. Greenhill Winery & Vineyards is extraordinary!

Almost a decade before acquiring the property, David Greenhill had been impressed by the picturesque landscape of Northern Virginia wine country. Wineries, complete with friendly winemakers and staff, beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lush vineyards, and a sense of simple, earthy lifestyle, made him want to return again and again.


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Pear & Honey Galette
A Recipe from Greenhill Winery & Vineyards |  Pair with Greenhill Riesling


EventsAugust 1: Blackberry Harvest & Music Festival

Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery (Nellysford)

Pick your own blackberries along with a glass of wine. Admission includes wine glass, tastings and food samples. Live music and Rick's BBQ and Catering on site.


August 1: "Beyond Jefferson's Vines" Book Signing

North Gate Vineyard (Purcellville)

Author Richard Leahy will be signing his book on Virginia wine. Learn about wine history, accounts of visits to leading wineries and tasting notes. Tasting Room 2 to 4 pm.

August 1-2: Live Music

Greenhill Winery & Vineyards (Middleburg)
Visit the August Winery of the Month and enjoy live music every Saturday and Sunday through August 30. 

August 2: Dine with the Vines

Beliveau Estate Winery (Blacksburg)

A magical evening of French inspired wine and food pairing amongst the grapes. Chef Rachel Doyle of Hazelbea Catering joins Beliveau Chef Dell.  Reservations required.

August 2: "Peachy" Open House

Peaks of Otter Winery (Bedford)

Every Friday-Sunday in August through 2020! Sample peaches, nectarines and apples. Picnic in the pavilion, walk through the orchard and vineyard, enjoy area attractions.


August 2: Polo Matches

King Family Vineyards (Crozet)

Polo every Sunday through mid-October. Wine, water and Roseland Polo hats for sale from cart that circles the field. Bring chairs, blankets, umbrellas, etc.


August 2: Library Tasting

Gray Ghost Vineyards (Amissville)

Three or four library and current release wines will be featured with limited number available for sales. Reservations recommended.

August 6: Fauquier Wine Day

Philip Carter Winery of Virginia (Hume)

Join in celebration of the first recorded history of successful grape production in Virginia with European vines. A significant day in American wine history.

August 7:  Concert on the Lawn Series

Greenhill Winery & Vineyards (Middleburg)

Every Friday evening, enjoy area musicians, 6 to 8 pm.  Through August 28.

August 8: Dia del Amigo (Friends Day)

Bogati Bodega (Round Hill)

An Argentinean holiday. Bring a friend, buy a bottle of wine and your friend gets a complimentary glass of wine.


August 8: Petit Manseng Flight

Granite Heights Winery (Warrenton)

Taste four vintages (2011-2014) of Petit Manseng paired with four unique toppings on Bruschetta. Winemaker will lead the tastings. Reservations recommended.

August 8: Dog Days of August

Three Fox Vineyards (Delaplane)

Bring along your favorite dog companion and sip on your favorite wine.  Prizes for Best Dressed, Owner/Dog Lookalike and Best Vino Dog.  A fun afternoon.

August 8: BBQ & Bluegrass

Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)

A fun filled afternoon with BBQ, live music, wine tastings and craft vendors. No admission. Limited seating; bring chairs and blankets.


August 8: Crab & Wine Feast

Lost Creek Winery (Leesburg)

Third annual All-You-Can-Eat event with great food, wine and music for an evening. Limited seating. Reservations required. 

August 8:  Black Dog Music & BBQ Festival

Chateau Morrisette (Floyd)

Official Kanas City BBQ Society competition. Great bands including headliner Kopecky Family and opener The Alternate Routes.  Wines, food and craft vendors. 

August 8-9: Peach & Wine Summertime Jubilee

Philip Carter Winery of Virginia (Hume)

Peaches straight from the Philip Carter Farm available for purchase. Pair with a bowl of locally made hand dipped ice cream and/or enjoy a glass of Peach Sangria.

August 9: Vino Rows

Potomac Point Winery (Stafford)

Shuttle from the winery to the Potomac River for your personal kayak trip to hunt for treasure and visit lot shipwrecks.  Private wine and cheese social follows.  Reservations.

August 12: Orchard Walk

Foggy Ridge Cider (Dugspur)

Join owner Diane Flynt in the orchard where Hewe's Crab, Parmar and Ribston Pippin apples are grown. Food truck on site so bring a blanket for an orchard picnic.



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Buy early bird tickets and save!


Festivals. Festivals. Festivals!  Virginia Wine Lovers love festivals.  Buy tickets for your favorite festivals at "Early Bird" savings.  It's easy.  CLICK HERE to select the festival(s) and follow link to purchase tickets.



James River Wine & Music Festival
May 30, 2015 - Lynchburg City Stadium


It was a big day in Lynchburg for the 3rd annual festival with 13 Virginia wineries, a cidery and craft brewery, music throughout the day and lots of interesting vendors.  Hoping to move back to the James River in 2016 when construction is complete on the park.


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DelFosse Vineyards & Winery
500 DelFosse Winery Lane - Faber, VA  22938
(Off Rt. 29 between Lovingston and Charlottesville)


We spent a beautiful early-summer afternoon at DelFosse.  Highly recommend a visit on a French Crepe Sunday, next on August 9 and 23.



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