In its sixth year, Loudoun Times-Mirror's 40 Under 40 awards recognize Loudoun's rising business and community leaders, honoring 40 bright stars under the age of 40 annually. The selection committee, comprised of former 40 Under 40 honorees, received over 150 nominations for this year's class.
With Valentine's Day approaching, romance is in the air, so I've included two wines in this week's recommendations made by vintners currently planning their weddings. A modestly priced champagne and two classic zinfandels round out the selection.
This weekend’s birding/winery adventure brings us to Shenandoah University’s River Campus and Casanel Vineyards. These two venues are about an hour away, going to the end of the Dulles Toll Road and venturing further down route 7.
If you are looking for a sparkler to help celebrate a wedding or any other occasion, you need look no further than Loudoun County. Northern Virginia wineries have only recently started producing sparkling wine. The three listed here are all produced from local fruit and all are produced using the traditional method.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year to visit local wineries. Fall colors make the drive spectacular, and the thrill of the new harvest gives the wineries extra energy. Add these to your itinerary this year...