Wineries and Breweries

Today was the day I set aside to visit the wineries. First on the list was The Fredericksburg Winery to pick up another case of thier spiced holiday wine. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite ready yet, so I had to settle for a bottle of Port Carlshafen and a bottle of their Orange Muscat, a very sweet dessert wine.

The good news is that they’re able to ship now, so when the holiday wine’s ready they’ll ship it to me.

After that I headed out of town to stop by the Torre di Pietra winery. This is a new winery, which has only been open since November, 2004, but their vintages are showing a lot of promise. My sweet tooth was showing because I left with a bottle each of their Red Flirt and Rosa Flamenco. Both are sweeter wines than I usually drink, but I think that Red Flirt will go well with some grilled tuna steaks.

My final stop for the day was the Becker Vineyards, perhaps the most well known of the Fredericksburg wineries. It was their harvest weekend and so they were quite busy. Because of that I didn’t take as much time as I had in the past, but I still managed to come away with a bottle of their 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and a bottle of the 2003 Cabernet-Syrah that Henri de Lobbe talked me in to.

After that I retired to The Fredericksburg Brewing Company for some lunch and a mug of their red ale. I’ll be bringing a growler of this home with me.