Excellent Virginia wine tasting should be your next adventure! Fans of Virginia wineries are happy to know that Virginia wines made the cut in USA Today's article"10 Great Places for Local Wines". Charlottesville, VA, in particular, was mentioned as one of the 10 Great Places in light of the fact that Thomas Jefferson was one of the first in America to try winemaking and his legacy still influences local winemakers. In honor of Regional Wine Week (Oct. 10-16) Blogger Jeff Siegel and Dave McIntyre, wine critic for the Washington Post, shared their favorite areas in the U.S. for wine tasting. Of our Charlottesville area local wines they specifically mentioned our excellent Viognier, Petit Manseng and Petit Verdot.
Be our guest at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm and enjoy visiting the best wineries in Virginia -- only a short distance from the Inn. Check the Monticellowinetrail.org for the scoop on the outstanding Charlottesville-area wineries.
Jeff and Dave founded the website, DrinkLocalWine.com, a great forum for knowledgeable wine commentary.
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Saturday, October 09, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Have the Monarchs visited your home? If not, you may enjoy seeing our little jewels.
At The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm we awoke on a recent morning to discover that over 100 Monarch butterflies had swooped in to rest on the purple butterfly bush blossoms just off our terrace. A 2-day gentle rainfall had rejuvenated the blossoms and made them oh-so appealing to the butterflies.
Over the next few weeks of Indian summer we will continue to see a flourish of Monarchs passing through on their way to the mountains of N.W. Mexico. Did you know that the Monarchs that start the long journey are not the ones that finish it? It takes about 3 generations in one season for the Monarchs to reach their final destination.