As I flipped through my latest edition of Wine Enthusiast Magazine (May 08), I noticed that Virginia’s own Kluge Estate Winery was selected as one of America’s Best Tasting Rooms. This is definitely a nice spotlight to have shined on you as a local producer since Wine Enthusiast Magazine reaches out to a global audience of wine lovers. For those of you who have not visited Kluge Estate Winery, find a picture perfect weather day and make a date with the tasting room. I have visited several times, and results have been hit or miss to be honest. When it is a hit, however, it is a homerun. The tasting room is smallish, yet sophisticated, and can quickly get crowded on weekends, but when you combine the farm shop, the nice spread of gourmet foods offered, the outdoor sun porch, and the picnic area surrounded by trees, results can be heavenly.
Kluge Estate Winery is a full service winery, and is one of the few places I will tell readers to leave their picnic baskets at home and enjoy the delectable food items offered at the winery. The wines here are also very nice, and all the foods served come with wine pairing suggestions. For those who have not visited Kluge Estate Winery, I have included some of my photos from last years visit to wet your palate.
When you visit Kluge, be sure to congratulate them on being selected as one of America’s Best tasting Rooms. Additionally, be sure to grab a Monticello Wine Trail guide and visit some of the neighboring wineries in the area – you are sure to find a lot of other great tasting rooms too!
For further information on Kluge Estate Winery visit their website here. Be sure to mention you saw them on Dezel’s Virginia Vine Spot when you visit.
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