Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival

On Saturday evening we attended the 25th Annual Red Cross Alexandria Waterfront Festival. We were actually just walking around Old Town to work off the ‘sweet ending’ mentioned below, and noticed this festival going on, which was not ending until 11pm. It was about 8pm so we entered and enjoyed the live music and a delicious crab cake sandwich from a local vendor. The turn out was huge, as I have never seen so many people at Oronoco Bay Park before, and the Potomac highlighted the evening of music, lights, and might I say Virginia Wine.

The Washington Wine Academy was on hand pouring select Virginia wines for a fee. There were select wines from Jefferson, Prince Michel, Pearmund, Rappahannock, and Linden Vineyards. Since it was a tad warm, and we were enjoying the live music, we were looking for a good sipping wine. Niki opted for the Jefferson 2004 Johannisberg Riesling, which was refreshing, but on the sweet side. I selected the 2005 Linden Sauvignon Blanc, which had New Zealand written all over it. It was refreshing and zesty, and I really enjoyed it and will visit the winery sometime soon.

It has been a very nice weekend, with more Virginia wine to look forward to tomorrow at the 2nd Annual Manassas Wine Festival.

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