I recently visited a beautiful Loudoun County winery in the small and quaint town of Bluemont, VA that is a brand-spanking new member to the Loudoun County Wine Trail. The winery, Bluemont Vineyards, is scheduled to host their grand opening towards the end of September or early October, just in time for fall foilage, so keep your ears to the grapevine. In the meantime, Dezel would like to share a little information with you about this fascinating find.
I had the pleasure of meeting with one of the owners, Bruce Zurschmeide, who is also the grape grower, and I must say that Bluemont Vineyards is something to get excited about. The winery is situated at an elevation of nearly 1080 ft. above sea level, and you know what that means -view, view, view! And they are striking to say the least. The tasting room is housed in an elegant new two story modern structure with all the designer touches. You have to see it! From the mountainside wraparound terrace, guests will enjoy majestic valley and panoramic mountain views. Bruce added, “That on a clear day you can see the tip of the Washington DC Monument”. Now I don’t know about you friends, but that is pretty high up! Are your ears popping yet?
Striking views from the upper level terrace
The winery will offer lite gourmet fare to pair with their introductory wine offerings, which includes a Norton, Viognier, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, a Blush wine, and several unique fruit wines that are grown on the family farm. It sounds like there is a wine for every palate preference at Bluemont. There will also be an antique gift shop, cozy fireplace, on-site kitchen, and many other pleasantries to make your visit enjoyable and memorable.
Quite frankly, it would not matter if it were Lefty Grove or Nolan Ryan on the pitcher's mound, this winery, nestled mountaintop, is going to hit the ball out of the park when it opens!
- Stay tuned friends, visits to Swedenburg, Chrysalis and another Weekly Sip coming up!
Bluemont Vineyards, 18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135
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