Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Afton Mountain Winery visit

My first Blue Ridge winery visit was to Afton Mountain Vineyards, one of the oldest wineries in Virginia. As with most vineyards, it was situated in a beautiful environment; their motto is "Grapes don't grow in ugly places." Their buildings, unlike the woodsy stone-and-wood style which is typical of wineries, are built in a Frank Lloyd Wright style complete with stucco and red roofs with overhanging eaves, as you can see from my ink sketch. The wines, created by a European-imported winemaker, all have a gentler taste than usual, at least in my opinion. It was interesting to me to see this common quality in all the different varieties. I am not yet a Wine Expert so I am only speaking from my own experience. 

Afton Mountain view is colored pencil and technical pen on sketchbook page, about 8" x 10", August 15, 2012. Click on the image for a larger view.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Wine wine wine that's all you do!
LOL, welcome back!