DelFosse Vineyards & Winery: A Fine Symphony of Nature & Wine
Following an exceptional and delicious dining experience at the C&O Restaurant on Charlottesville’s downtown mall, we rose bright and early the following morning ready to jump back on the Monticello Wine Trail. Our next stop was to a popular Virginia winery that I have seen at a number of Virginia wine events, but had never visited (I know, shame on me). After visiting with owner Claude DelFosse at the very successful and fun-filled Old Town Alexandria Wine Festival a few months ago, plans were made for a bloggers visit to DeflFosse Vineyards and Winery to do a tasting, tour, and of course, talk a little Virginia wine! Joining me were fellow wine bloggers and friends John Witherspoon of Anything Wine and Frank Morgan of DrinkWhatYouLike.
The new DelFosse tasting-room is stunning to say the least. The exterior is ultra-modern and light-filled, while the interior is comfortable, boasting double-tall picture windows, a long tasting bar, and natural illumination from the skylights. The tasting-room is back-dropped by European-style terraced vineyards overlooking a tranquil pond, lush greens, and panoramic vistas. Truly, DelFosse is one of the most well thought out and beautiful tasting-room settings in the state, in my humble opinion.
In closing, we had a wonderful time at DelFosse Vineyards and Winery and look forward to returning some time soon. The setting is breathtaking and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine & fine nibbles. The property also features a charming historic log cabin that is available for weekly and weekend rentals. The cozy log home sits high atop a hill overlooking the tranquil valley, the family pond, and terraced vineyards. DelFosse’s 330 sweeping acres also offers hiking and biking trails and historically preserved buildings. Be sure to make a date with DelFosse soon and let the kind folks know you read about them here on Dezel’s Vine Spot wine blog.
Stay tuned friends ...Next winery review: Blenheim Vinyards & Winery!
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