I'm still new'ish to the DMV area, so when someone said "Hey, let's go to a wine tasting and tour of a winery in Clifton!" I said, "Okay!!!" (No idea where Clifton is, by the way.) I mean heck, in my mind? I like wine.
My friend/neighbor Stefi offered to drive (good thing, because I'm a lightweight) .. so we piled into her Jeep and off we went.
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26 miles/50min later ... we had arrived!
Yep. This is what a vineyard looks like in the dead of winter. ;) But no worries, the inside of the winery was rustic, it was fantastic ... and it smelled absolutely amazing.
|Temperature controls on the pinot gris varietals|
All in all? We were able to sample (11) varietals from Paradise Springs ... all of which I had never tried before! Silly novice wine-o. You laugh, but have you ever enjoyed a glass of Sommet Blanc? Voigner? Tannat? Cabernet Franc? Neither had I. Truthfully, I couldn't detect the subtle differences in flavor (I've always been bad at identifying which fruits/flavor I 'm tasting) -- but I did have a few favorites!