Last "Wine Saturday" I revisited Chateau O'Brien, the winery founded by a wildly energetic character named Howard O'Brien. He has spent his fortune creating this top-quality winery which features rich French-style red wines. This eccentric wine lodge commands a panoramic view of the Virginia landscape from its round porch, as seen in my drawing here. The colors of the roofs reflect the nature of the place: red wine and blue-green hills. This is one of my all-time favorite Virginia wineries and it's a good destination in all seasons. I just wish I lived closer to wine country so I wouldn't have to drive an hour to get there.
Ink, colored pencil, and marker on sketchbook page, 7 1/2" x 4", September 7, 2013.