Tuesday, June 7, 2011

dave matthew's wine

Southeast of C-ville on historic Carter's Mountain Blenheim Vineyards produces some very good wines. How do I know that?  Well, along with my friends Jim & Rocky, I spent the afternoon sampling their Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot and Petit Verdot.  Owned by musician Dave Matthews, Blenheim has 10 acres under vine and we had the good fortune to have 'wine server' Allie Kelly as our hostess.  Allie is originally from Madison, Indiana and now lives with her 'honey' Red in a house along the James River, "off the grid" - no electricity, internet or city water.  Red is a stone mason by trade and was building a granite wall along the walking path while we were tasting.  So, here's to Virginia earth and what it yields - grapes, stone and good conversation.

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