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Featured Vineyard - La Grange

October is Wine Month in Virginia. This week, I will be featuring a different Loudoun Vineyard each day (some may be good, some not so good...in my humble opinion). Living in Loudoun County, you will find some phenomenal vineyards! Being an avid wine drinker (but not a wine connoisseur by any means), I have found a few to be my favorite escapes with the total package of great wine, great views, great company and great hospitality. But with all of them, they all have a distinct taste of wine and personality that might suit one and not the other.

Today's feature is going to be one of my favorite vineyards, La Grange

La Grange holds it's main corridors in a manor house that was built in the 1790's. There is a lot of history with this house, so while doing a tasting, listen to what the property has been through. There is a stone walled cellar in the basement that is a must see while there! Walk from the manor house to the back house which holds the wine barrel's (the barrel room) and you will walk under American Boxwood trees that have grown over 20 feet forming the archway entwined with lights. (The original English Boxwoods had not survived). The 20 acres it lays on, gives a beautiful view of nearby mountains and a quiet place to relax.

They offer 11 different wines. The Viognier and the Pinot Gris are definitely worth tasting! The Pinot Gris has won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at multiple competitions in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The Snort, Tannat, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris have all won awards this year (2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze).

The people who work there are friendly and children and dogs are welcome all over the property. Go to enjoy the changing colors of the trees, a relaxing atmosphere, learn some history and tour all three levels of the old manor house.