Virginia Wine Country

Monday, 21 April

We have a bit of a snack for breakfast and then go out to the wine country. But first, we go to another battlefield – Manassas. Well, it was supposed to be Manassas but we drive and drive through Manassas and don’t run into anything. We turn around and eventually find Bull Run outside Manassas. It was also quite an interesting Battlefield.

We then come back to go to a couple of Virginia wineries recommended by Tareq.

Lovely view of my finger

Lovely view of my finger

This winery is structured for food and wine pairing through their entire range.

The food pairing menu

The food pairing menu

Gary and Julie at the winery

Gary and Julie at the winery

One of the things that this farm is famous for is their short horses. Caused by biological change over time.

Short Horse and Mother

Short Horse and Mother

JV and short horse

JV and short horse

We go to another winery which is quite nice, but no photos.

We decided to invite Tareq to an Aussie BBQ at his place, apparently we were the first to have done so. I did some chook shaslicks; JV some salad and GB a sterling job on the BBQ with the Pork, Steak and Kebabs.

At the BBQ - note how good the weather must have been

At the BBQ – note how good the weather must have been

Tareq and us

Tareq and us

GB in the picture. Note that it had gotten cooler hence the heater and the tops

GB in the picture. Note that it had gotten cooler hence the heater and the tops

Darkness

Darkness

Critters

Critters

A really good night with some of Tareq’s premium wine. He is quite a celebrity – ask him about it when you stay there or Google it.

Off to bed as we need to move out tomorrow.

About beauperi

Gourmand & Wine Connoisseur.
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