On Sunday morning, we trekked overup to Charlottesville for our three hour limousine wine tour, where we visited Keswick, Horton, and Barboursville Vineyards. We began at Keswick since they open at nine am (yep, even on Sundays)!We had the tasting room and gardens to ourselves. I guess we were the only crazies snacking on wine and cheese instead of coffee and bagels.
Our entire experience at Keswick was wonderful. The grounds were gorgeous and the wine was delicious. The V Squared, a Verdejo and Viognier blend, was our favorite. Light and crisp, it was the perfect Summer sipping wine, and sip we did on the patio.Our second stop at Horton was pretty unremarkable. With over forty wines, you’re sure to find something that you like, but the service and experience weren’t much to speak of. In fact, I didn’t snap a single picture. If you’re into fruit wines, maybe make a stop. Otherwise, I’d skip it.
Our visit to Barboursville more than made up for our less than stellar experience at Horton. With gorgeous views, a restaurant on site, and a bevy of delicious wines, Barboursville is a can’t-miss stop in the Charlottesville area!We sampled nineteen of their wines, and honestly, there was not a single one that I disliked (well except those pesky dessert wines, but they’re not my speed). Picking which bottles to take home with us was the hardest decision we had to make that day! (We ended up purchasing a bottle of Barbera Reserve and Sauvignon Blanc.)All in all our wine trip was a major success, and we can officially cross three more Virginia wineries off of our list!
Looks like the perfect way to spend a Sunday! Gorgeous photos…and love your dress 🙂
The Other Side of Gray
Happy you had a nice time, it looks like a lot of fun.
Looks like an amazing time! Glad you had fun!
How FUN! Now I want to go wine tasting 😀
What a fun Sunday! Both vineyards look gorgeous!
The Tiny Heart
Ooh, this sounds like so much fun! I’m not much of a wine person (at all) but I would enjoy looking at the vinyards
A limo wine tour? That sounds AMAZING!
Sparkles and Shoes
MMM. I have yet to do a wine tasting but I want to this summer. Gorgeous photos!
Gorgeous photos! Looks like such a fun time! Making me jealous, I would love to tour and taste some wine at a winery 🙂
Looks like so much fun! Making a trip to a vineyard is on my summer bucket list!
Looks like a fun way to spend a Sunday! I’ve never actually been to a vineyard, looks so pretty!
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Looks like such a wonderful, relaxing day. Love all your summery dresses too! xx Kat
Love and Ace
Now this is my kind of Sunday!! I would have been right there with you guys at 9:00 AM!! 🙂
Nothing crazy about wine and cheese ever! What a beautiful, sophisticated weekend!!
Love a good wine tour! And the Barbera Reserve from Barboursville is definitely a favorite of ours! We haven’t been to the vineyard but my friend gave us bottle when we bought our house.
sounds and looks like it was a lot of fun!! =D
Looks like such a great weekend!! And I’m with you- dessert wines are just a waste of space!
I’m glad I’m not alone! I always feel badly when I decline to try the sweet wines, but they just do not sit well with my stomach!
This would be my perfect day, jealous 🙂
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Thanks for stopping by, Janise! 🙂
It looks like you guys had such a great time! I’m dying to go to a winery. Some friends and I tried to do a little wine tasting once and we ended up completely lost and landed in the wrong place a few times before finally heading to a brewery instead haha a wine tour is definitely on my things to do list!
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What a fun day! And how beautiful!! And I love your dress!
Ohh my goodness this looks so perfect! I’m dying for a trip to a real vineyard– Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t exactly fit that bill 🙂
ohhh i soo wana go to wine country!!
Beautiful place!! Would love to be there!
What a great day with friends! Love your dress too!!
Sounds like so much fun!! We can’t drink until noon in NC which is kind of lame. I love wineries and sounds like you visited some great ones!
I LOVE wine tasting. Beautiful photos and man I could go for a glass already… haha
looks like a lovely day, i miss virginia! did you/your husband go to W&M? i’m a tribe alumna! 🙂
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Now this sounds like a fun day indeed!!! I wish Florida had vineyards… 😉