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For great wine, which you said wasn't most important, I'd go to

Linden Vineyards, in Linden, or RdV in Delaplane.

I like the vibe at Naked Mountain, in Markham VA but the wine's not the best, certainly a step down from the first two.

It's also pleasant, with great views of "The Free State," at Barrel Oak, in Delaplane,an incredibly popular destination with decidedly mediocre wine IMO and less than mediocre beer. But it's a fun day.

I have a soft spot for Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run/New Baltimore; it sits at the other end of Old Bust Head Rd from the ancestral home of the southdenverhoo family, which we just sold last year after my dad died. Better wine than Naked Mountain or Barrel Oak, but without the mountain vistas of those two, although pleasant enough. I used to ride horses over that way...Also, Chris Pearmund buys grapes from my old UVa housemate Bill Pequignot, who has a 5 acre vineyard in the Harrisonburg area, a great guy.

In Middleburg there is a very nice restaurant IMO, the King Street Oyster Bar, the second outlet of a Leesburg mini-chain (the third outpost is fairly new, on the wrong side of the river in Potomac MD) and a nice cidery, Mount Defiant. But I'd probably eat at Field & Main in Marshall, from the husband and wife who used to run the Ashby Inn in Paris. I'd actually, accordingly, probably skip Middleburg, though other locals may feel differently

(In response to this post by Guy Caballero)

Posted: 10/12/2021 at 3:12PM


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