Memorial weekend is full of events and marks the unofficial start of summer. Pools open, and outdoor events become more and more prevalent. One event this weekend we are truly excited about is the 56th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour taking place both Saturday and Sunday!
This once a year event allows the general public to tour the Middleburg stables, one of the most amazing estate and equestrian facilities in the country. During this experience, you will be allowed to walk through the private estates and experience the multi-million dollar facilities in a way very few do.
Vino Virginia offers a Hunt Country tour giving you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside. Enjoy the historical Virginia landscape on your way to our first stop at Boxwood Estate Winery. Here you may enjoy a glass of 2009 Boxwood Estate Topiary; a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This blend (according to Boxwood Estates) has a ‘complex and intense nose of strawberry, savory garden herbs and spice aromas. The wine is ready to drink with soft tannins and a pronounced mid-pallet followed by a long finish of strawberry and spice flavors’.
If you’d prefer a different blend, try a glass of 2012 Boxwood Estate Trellis-a predominantly Merlot blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Described by Boxwood as having a ‘bright garnet color, the nose is redolent of black cherry, graphite, red currant, light red plum and some subtle notes of herbs de Provenance. The pallet is balanced with medium acidity and velvety/full fore and mid palette. There are essences of cherry and minerality throughout’.
After this once a year adventure, we will head to Greenhill Winery where you can enjoy a glass of a 2013 Greenhill Vineyards Chardonnay. This delicious Chardonnay offers ‘aromas of hazelnut and brioche toast with light buttery notes and flavors of pineapple, fig, and apple’. If Chardonnay isn’t your wine of choice, there are many others (including a sparkling wine) that you can enjoy whilst taking in the fresh air of the countryside!