Jessie Creek Winery, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

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Jessie Creek Winery was such a pleasant surprise! A couple who we ran into at a winery earlier in the day had told us that they did not like the wine here, nor was the staff friendly. Luckily, we decided to form our own opinion, and stop at this winery for a tasting. At Jessie Creek, the vineyard is harvested and processed on site by hand.

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Not only was the girl presenting the tasting extremely nice, but the owner (seen far right in the above picture) was super friendly, and very interesting to speak with.  He gave us lots of information on all of the wines we were tasting, and was a joy to converse with.  The wine tasting was only $5, and included a taste of all of their wines, and a souvenir Jessie Creek wine glass to take home!

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After our tasting, we enjoyed a glass of our favorite wine from the tasting on their porch with friends, Brandi and Stan.

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The property also has a beautiful farm house built in 1846 that has been converted into a bed and breakfast.

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I am so glad we all decided to stop at this vineyard despite what we were told!

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Again, a recommended winery to stop at while in the Cape May area!

 

Bellview Winery, Landisville, NJ

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We had the pleasure of discovering Bellview Winery in Landisville, NJ this weekend.

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Bellview Winery is located on a 100 yr old 150 acre Farm in Southern NJ.  This winery not only had delicious wines (wine tasting is only $5 for 8 selections of your choice), but they were extremely dog friendly.  Cello was allowed inside in the tasting room, and anywhere on the grounds.

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For the wine tasting, we chose the following wines:  Chardonnay, Jersey Devil White, Pinot Grigio, Traminette,  Nana’s White, Fiesta, Black Currant, and Cristallina.
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After completing our wine tasting, we enjoyed a glass of wine on the grounds of the winery.

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Cello hammed-it-up while playing with her ball on the grounds of the winery!

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This winery also offers a free Vintner’s Club  – a chance to earn rewards while enjoying Bellview’s wine!

 

We enjoyed the wine so much, we bought several bottles to bring home!

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Margarita visited here on July 23, 2016

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File Jul 25, 8 07 57 PMIf you are ever in the area, this winery is a must-do stop along your way! Be sure to check out the many events they host at the winery as well!

Cheers!

Veritas Vineyard, Afton, Va

Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Verita’s Vineyard offers a variety of delicious wines.   The vineyard grounds are dog friendly, and the setting offers a gorgeous view of the mountains!

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The tasting room was really nice and had a cool display of wine corks over the bar:

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Rockbridge Vineyard, Raphine, Va

Rockbridge Vineyard sits on a hill at 2,000 ft in elevation in Raphine, Va.  The wine maker has worked in wineries in Germany, California, and Virginia, before buying the land to have his own vineyard. The tasting room is actually inside the barn!

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The wines here have won many medals including Best in Show in the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, Best in Show in Town Point Competition, and has also won the Virginia’s Governor’s Cup twice.

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We did the white wine tasting list – and each one was delicious.

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Cello is waiting patiently for an oyster cracker – or maybe her own glass of wine?  She is the “legal” human-age of 21 now 😉

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After the wine tasting, we enjoyed a glass of wine before heading out to our next adventure!

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This tasting room had a neat concept for the ceiling too…

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Barren Ridge Vineyards, Fishersville, VA

While camping in Staunton, Va, we visited Barren Ridge Vineyards right after we did some

“spelunking” at Natural Chimneys in Mt. Solon, Va.  

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Barren Ridge Vineyards is located in Fishersville, Va on a former apple orchard.  The winery makes 14 different wines, many of them award-winning. The tasting room is a converted 1890’s apple barn.  The owners preserved the original structure of the barn, and it’s wooden beams.  The ceiling in the tasting room is constructed of the original barn’s wood…it was really neat!

 

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We enjoyed doing their wine tasting, and being able to have Cello in the tasting room with us:

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Our friends Brandi and Stan, and their dog, Guinness, also enjoyed the wine tasting:

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After the tasting, we enjoyed a glass of wine overlooking the vineyard:

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