Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wine Violet Hills of Virginia

My Saturday wine destination this week was Delaplane Cellars in Delaplane, Virginia. This is in the Piedmont, the foothills of the Shenandoah Appalachians. The winery is on a hill and is situated for the best view. People like the same view that grapes do. Their lovely wine tasting building is only a year old, and young vines adorn the hill, reflecting the rapid increase in Virginia wine development. Their "Cinq" five-variety red blend is particularly nice. These colored pencil and ink sketches were done in the wine hall in the early evening, while sipping Cinq and eating rustic home-baked bread.

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