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“Orange Wine?”

The term “orange wine” was created by UK Wine Merchant David Harvey in 2004, which was purposefully created and others saw fit to use the term since that time.  Mr. Harvey thank you for bringing this to my attention. 

For more insight on Orange Wine: The Legendary Mr. David A. Harvey – ORIGINS OF MODERN USAGE OF ORANGE WINE



When it’s time to escape, you can find me at:

  • Chateau O’Brien, Markham, VA
  • Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run, VA
  • Chrysalis Vineyards, Middleburg, VA

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For your convenience, my wine blogs are accessible at the below links.  Salute! 


Cabernet Sauvignon

Orange Wine

Petit Verdot

Pinot Noir


Red Wine Blends

Rose and White Wines


Virginia Vineyards/Wineries

Wine Flights

Wine and Cigar

Beer and Spirits

Other Wine Interest



∗Recommend you confirm with vineyard for any policy changes


  • The Barns At Hamilton Station Vineyard, 16804 Hamilton Station Rd, Hamilton, VA

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  • Bogati Bodega And Vineyards, 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy , Round Hill, VA
  • Chrysalis Vineyards, 3905 John Mosby Hwy., Middleburg, VA 20117

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  • Fabbioli Cellars, 15669 Limestone School Rd., Leesburg, VA 20176

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  • Loudoun Valley Vineyards, 38516 Charles Town Pike , Waterford, VA 20197
  • Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20124

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  • Pearmund Cellars, 6190 Georgetown Rd., Broad Run, VA 20137

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  • Philip Carter Winery, 4366 Stillhouse Rd., Hume, VA 22639

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  • Potomac Point Winery, 275 Decatur Rd. Stafford, VA 22554

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  • Quattro Goombas Winery and Brewery, 22860 Monroe-Madison Memorial Hwy, Aldie, VA 20105

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  • Stone Tower Winery, 19925 Hogback Mountain Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

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  • Veramar Vineyards, 905 Quarry Rd, Berryville, VA
  • The Winery at LaGrange, 4970 Antioch Rd., Haymarket, VA 20169


  • Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main Street, Rohrersville, MD 21779
  • Serpent Ridge Vineyard, 2962 Nicodemus Rd., Westminister, MD 21157

Please let me know if you are aware of any cigar-friendly vineyards. 


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DISCLAIMER: Please remember the reviews on my blog/website are my personal opinion. I encourage you to challenge yourself and taste wines outside of your comfort zone. Any dislikes are no reflection of the wine/winery/vineyard. Merely, I’m may not able to appreciate a wine at the time of the tasting. SEE DISCLAIMER NOTICE on HOME page.

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