The Quick Sip
- Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-5pm-2am
- Happy Hour: Varies by day, check the site
- Average Tasting Price: $9 for 5 wines
- Location: Bluemont, VA
On a surprisingly warm day in November (my birthday), five of my best friends surprised me by kidnapping me after brunch and taking me on a drive. We had just finished brunch when I was pushed into the car for a 45 minute drive. My friends happened to pick one of the most quintessentially fall days.
When we arrived at the vineyard, we took a long road up a hill to the tasting room style bar that was perched at the top. Although the parking lot was almost completely full, we were able to find a spot relatively easily. We walked the gravel parking lot to the main building. The grapes line the hill and driving in rows that were set upon a background of the most beautiful orange and yellow leaves. Before we even entered, we heard the warm din of conversation and an overall welcoming vibe.
We decided to sit on the deck upstairs overlooking the vines. Even though they were near-barren, it was still a beautiful sight – which speaks to the upkeep of the winery as a whole. We ordered two tasting menus, one mixed with both red and white wines, the second was all red. They were brought out in the cutest old fashion milk jug carries with a detailed description of each wine in the flight. We also ordered baked brie, flatbread, and a cheese plate with a baguette. Why aren’t there any pictures of that? Well…we were too hungry and the food looked so good. Seeing isn’t always believing, right? So, just trust us on this one, the food is really good. There was a water station to stay hydrated and the weather was a perfectly crisp fall November day.
We had such a nice time. The service was great, the atmosphere was relaxed, and the wine was delicious. After trying 6 different ones, we decided on a bottle of red, ‘Meritage’ to be exact.
Overall, we had an amazing time. We would highly recommend a trip to Bluemont. The prices are affordable, the wine is good, and the company was even better.