February – that time of year when the weather insists on staying cold and dreary, yet the grand majority of us are ready for warm sunshine. During the holidays, sitting by the fire with a piping hot glass of mulled wine sounds so appealing, but what do us wine drinkers do to get us through this last stretch of winter, when admittedly we’ve got outdoor patio sipping on our minds?
Petit Verdot, I tell you! This bold red has a nice warming quality to it, yet its fruit-forward jammy flavors make it incredibly refreshing at the same time. If you haven’t tried a local Petit Verdot, now is the perfect time.
Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville, VA has been toying with Petit Verdot for a while and is doing a fantastic job. While anyone can enjoy this varietal in the standard tasting menu, the winery is also now offering club members a Petit Verdot flight in their exclusive Barrel Room in the basement. The flight showcases their 2013, 2014, and 2015 vintages.
The space is adorably decorated – the perfect ambience for quality conversation over oven-fresh bread and a glass of your favorite wine. Winery goers can also order spreads (such as roasted red pepper & artichoke) and artisan cheeses, presented in a cute little picnic style basket.
Next time you are looking for a new DC area wine adventure, add Sunset Hills to your to-do list. Between the live music, great food, wide variety of wines, and the ample space and parking, this is an easy way to have a great day.
Maggie is a DC-area native, born and raised in Fairfax, VA. She currently resides in Arlington, VA with her fiancé. While she is a businesswoman and National Account Manager by day, Maggie considers herself a foodie and recipe developer by night. Aside from checking out new restaurants in the city, she has also spent many years exploring Virginia wine country. She is excited to continue discovering what this area has to offer, all while taking you along for the ride.
About The Lady Pearly:
We are an online fine wine merchant at www.theladypearly.wine serving the District of Columbia. We love the local East Coast wines and not only do we carry the finest wines in the DMV area, but we work to help promote all local wineries in Virginia and Maryland. Join us as Maggie blogs her way through all the amazing vineyards and wineries in the DMV area.
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