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    Today's the day of the annual Pony Swim made famous by Marguerite Henry's "Misty of Chincoteague." Every year thousands of spectators gather from around the world to watch the #saltwatercowboys heard the wild ponies from #Assateague to #Chincoteague Island. This event is totally #bucketlist worthy! Photo props go to @cohennic. Tag your #VA photos with #LoveVA for a chance to be featured here! #repost #virginia #vatravel #wildponies #beach #photooftheday #cowboys #chincoteagueponyswim
    Do you recognize one of the oldest tourist destinations in the US? This beauty has been included on several "Seven Natural Wonders of the World" lists, was surveyed by George Washington in 1750 and was once owned by Thomas Jefferson as a personal retreat. While you're visiting don't forget to swing by the legendary Foamhenge, explore the Natural Bridge Caverns and get your photo taken with a baby tiger at the Natural Bridge Zoo. Photo credit: @takeiteasybee #loveva #virginia #vaoutdoors #naturalwonder #naturalbridge #howisummer #vatravel #virginiaisforlovers #photooftheday #fatherson
    #HappyBirthday to #NASA, launched 51 years ago in 1958. This is an awesome shot of the Minotaur V launch from #WallopsIsland, #Virginia last September by @_miancab. If you're interested in watching their next #launch, the Antares is scheduled for October of this year (date TBD). You can view from bleachers or the rooftop observation deck at the Wallops Island Flight Facility Visitor Center OR you can watch from Chincoteague or the Assateague Island beach. #rocket #loveva #space #stars #photooftheday #blastoff @nasa
    Is everyone excited for #Virginia #CraftBeer Month next month? It's time to put your game face on and visit a new local #brewery or get adventuresome on a #VA #beer trail. Find your way at Virginia.org/craftbeer and tag your photos with #vacraftbeermonth! This is glass of @ardentcraftales' #IPA, found on tap in Richmond. #rva #vabeer #drinklocal #locavore #ardentcraftales
  • More Virginia Wine!

    by Casey | Posted on July 17th, 2013

    When you’re good, you’re good. And Virginia wine is good. And it’s growing! Just this year Loudoun County has welcomed three more wineries to make a well rounded field of 36, and there are promises of more to come. Here’s what’s new for Virginia wine in 2013 …

    New Wineries

    King Family Vineyards

    King Family Vineyards

    Cardamon Family Vineyards * Purcellville * Open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

    Carroll Vineyards * Leesburg * Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

    Grace Estate Winery * Crozet * Open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Leaves of Grass Vineyards * Middleburg * Open by appointment only.

    New Festivals

    August 31 * Epicurience * Leesburg * $95 general admission  * Buy Tickets and be sure to see additional events for August 30-September 2.

    September 21 * Lake Anna Wine Festival * $20 in advance; $25 at the gate * Buy Tickets

    Spreading the LOVE

    Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison has launched a new program called Best of Virginia. What is it? A hand-picked selection of their favorite Virginia wines poured right there in their very own tasting room. As a wise woman once told me, “A rising tide raises all ships,” and the tide of acclaim for Virginia wines continues to rise.

    In the News

    Forbes recently named 12 Exceptional Rosés to Try Now and on the list was none other than King Family Vineyards‘ 2012 Crosé, noted for its “ripe, juicy notes of strawberry, watermelon and orange zest.”

    The Washington Post tapped 10 Mid-Atlantic Wineries Worth Exploring this past spring and five were Virginia wineries: Ankida Ridge Vineyards, Chatham Vineyards, Delaplane Cellars, Granite Heights Winery and Ox-Eye Vineyards.

     

    Which Virginia winery is your favorite and why? Tell us in the comments below.



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