Posts Tagged ‘vineyard’

Where to Stay During Virginia Wine & Dine Month

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

March is Virginia Wine & Dine Month, and while you may be saying, “That’s still over a month away,” it’s never too early to start planning. “Love by the Glass is a celebration to showcase Virginia wines at restaurants & wine shops across the Commonwealth,” so there are a huge number of wine-based activities to fill your Virginia itinerary. The only question now is where you should stay. InnVirginia just so happens to offer a number of wine tasting specials and packages that are perfect for Virginia Wine & Dine Month:

Mark Addy Inn, Nellysford: Wine Lovers’ Scavenger Hunt– This package includes everything from a tour of four local wineries to a trail of clues (plus a prize at the end for those who bring back all their clues). Explore beautiful Central Virginia, enjoy two bottles of wine, gourmet chocolates, and a romantic two-night stay at Mark Addy Inn. Be sure to mention this special when making your reservation.

Arcady Vineyard B&B, Charlottesville: Travelin’ Thru Package– If you want a winery getaway but are short on time, then this is the package for you. Spend a day and a half touring Charlottesville’s wine country, accompanied by a one-night stay at the picturesque (and appropriately themed) Arcady Vineyard B&B.

Vintager Inn, New Kent: Ultimate Winery Tour Getaway-This fantastic wine package offers you award-winning vintages along the Colonial Wine trail, vineyard tours, a $50 gift certificate to the Rose & Crown Tavern, and a quiet, romantic, two-night stay at the Vintager Inn.

Orchard House B&B, Lovingston: Chauffeured Wine Tours– What could be better than a five-hour tour of four different wineries, chauffeured by an experienced viticulturist? Orchard House B&B offers this and more with their Chauffeured Wine Tours package, which also includes a “Finding Your Favorite Wine” class as well as a CD of photos of your tour.

Enjoy your vino adventures!

Of Inns and Vineyards

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Our association not only includes inns with close proximity to wineries and vineyards, but also several B&Bs with their very own vineyards— Beliveau Estate in Blacksburg, VA, Arcady Vineyard in Charlottesille, VA, and High Meadows Vineyard Inn in Scottsville, VA

Beliveau Estate is an award-winning “65 acres of serenity and rolling blue ridge mountains located in the Catawba Valley.” Not only do they offer lavish lodgings at their B&B Maison Beliveau, but owners Yvan and Joyce Beliveau also produce red and white wines in their own vineyards, first planted in 2009. The Estate “currently offers white wines which include three Vidal Blancs made in different styles and a white traminette. Reds include Cabert Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Landot Noir, Red Zinfandel, and special house blends” (Beliveau Estate). Join them on the second and fourth Thursday of the month for “Thursday Wine and Tapas,” and until the end of September, enjoy their “Sunday Specials.”

Arcady Vineyard is “the only B&B in Charlottesville with a working vineyard, offering guided wine tasting tours with transportation to dinner.” Arcady Vineyard offers peaceful luxury in the midst of Virginia’s lush wine country, and every evening sees a serving of their own port-styled dessert wine. As a member of the Virginia Vineyards Association, Arcady Vineyards “acquires the advice and training from Tony Wolf, Professor of Viticulture, and his associates at Virginia Tech” (Arcady Vineyard). Needless to say, Erika and Chris Goodell, owners of Arcady Vineyard, know their wine and they know how to treat their wine-loving guests!

High Meadows Vineyard Inn is a beautifully renovated farmhouse on thirteen acres of “gardens, woodlands, and meadows,” and it boasts its own Pinot Noir vineyard. Nancy and Cynthia Bruce, the mother-daughter duo that owns and runs the inn, offer several different wine packages, including a tour of three or four different local wineries, and a Virginia wine and cheese plate.

“The Spirit of Wine
Sang in my glass, and I listened
With love to his odorous music,
His flushed and magnificent song.”
– William Ernest Henly


 By Tara Stoll