There are some nice things about working for a broker who has a little vineyard in nearby Bluemont, Virginia. It's a pleasant hour or so drive from Washington, out toward Leesburg and Round Hill.
Donna and Bob Evers invited us to their winery on Sunday for a little celebration. OK, we didn't get to stomp grapes! Still, we really had fun!
There is usually a pretty good stash of Twin Oaks Tavern Chardonnay in the office. Until this year, they couldn't sell it, so they drank some and gave some away to friends and colleagues. A few months ago, I brought a bottle to a dinner party with some serious wine snobs who deemed it more than just potable! It's just oaky enough, and nice and light. Yum!
Well, now the Commonwealth of Virginia has licensed Donna and Bob so they can sell their Twin Oaks Tavern wines, and the party was a celebration!
They had their 2005 and 2006 Chardonnay and a nice Cabernet, as well as scrumptious food and lively Irish music performed by a local title attorney and his buddies.
Bob and Donna bought the old tavern as a burned out shell and did a lovely restoration. And drats! I forgot to get a good photo of the house! And by opening the place up, they created a very special afternoon for their friends.
And here is the amazing view of the Shenendoah Valley from their deck!