Oh, Tuesday. You aren’t as bad as Monday but you aren’t as good as Wednesday. You are like the pet goldfish. No one hates you, but no one really likes you. You just kinda sit there. Tuesday, that’s how I feel about you. However, Tuesday does bring with it some great things, like Tuesday Shoesday. And it is one day closer to the weekend. And in this week’s case, 3 days closer until HLS, one day until DC blogger happy hour and 2 days until I’m reunited with my bff Babaganoosh. So, all in all, this Tuesday is all right.
Now, let’s talk this past weekend. Every once in a while I have an incredible weekend, one for the books. And this one? Definitely one of those. And you know what’s even better? It wasn’t wild, crazy or completely drunken. It was just old fashioned, low-key fun. My good friend Shannon came in from Georgia (which I pronounce JAW-JAH in my best Southern accent) and we just drank wine, watched bad movies (Final Destination 4? Don’t watch it), did some shopping and hit up a winery. No s&*$ talking pimps or drinking out of guitars for this trip. I guess this is what it feels like to be a grown up?
Although the whole weekend was AWESOME, one of my favorite parts was going to a local VA winery. Lost Creek Winery is a cute, secluded winery in picture-esque town of Leesburg, Va. Which, if you remember correctly, was where Eli & Amanda got married! [Somehow we BOTH forgot our cameras, so excuse the iPhone photographs].
The winery is only a short drive from the outlets (because what goes better with spending too much money than a wine fueled guilt trip?) and is situated around a few other wineries as well so you can winery hop your Saturday away. We just chose to go to one and I am SO glad we picked this one. Minus the rain, it was a perfect way to spend the afternoon!
In addition to a cute venue, the people who work there are REALLY sweet and VERY knowledgable. Plus, the wine is really good. As somewhat of a wine snob, I am pleasantly surprised at how good the wine they offered is. Not overly sweet or overly dry, each variety has it’s own taste and texture and the flavors were perfectly balanced.
Unlike many wineries, we were able to taste every single wine they made! My favorite is the Chambourcin, a dry red that has a crisp, pepper after taste. We liked it so much, we decided to take a bottle home to have with dinner!
If I had to pick a runner up, I’d say it was the Rosè. Typically, I don’t like Rosè’s because they are REALLY sweet, but this one is perfect. It’s light, flavorful but still has a bit of dryness to it. Although the wine is the main attraction, the rest of the atmosphere is just as great! They had a live musician (who looked EXACTLY like one of Shannon and my comms professors) playing old rock n roll and only ONE drunk bachelorette party! Hayo!
Aren’t they pretty?
It is, seriously, such a cute little place. We would have stayed much longer but they were preparing for a 125 person wedding later that evening so they politely asked us to leave.
We got some fancy cheese and bread to go and continued the party on the way home.
Seriously, if you live in Virginia, check this place out!
Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review, these are purely my own opinionsfrom personal experience. Although, payment by wine is always nice.