Monday, February 14, 2011

Virginia is for Lovers

This weekend was such a treat. RBD, Bayley and I took a little adventure to the coast and on our way back we went to this amazing winery in New Kent, VA. We decided to take a tour to learn more about the history of  their wine but what we ended up learning about (and loved it) was the history behind the actual making of the building.

The winery is built from materials reclaimed from buildings and structures well over a century old. Beautiful, old heart-pine trusses were reclaimed from a 1901 Southern Railroad Depot that was located in the Shockoe Bottom area of Richmond, Virginia. The Heart Pine structural timbers and floor timbers were recovered from an old Connecticut warehouse that was constructed in 1852. The stunning exterior facade of the winery was achieved using handmade, pre-Civil War bricks, merged with siding and roof shingles which were milled from Cypress logs that had been submerged in North Florida Rivers for over one-hundred years. Reprocessed copper bedecks the porch roofs. The result is an inviting and warm structure that reflects the quality wines produced within.

After our history lesson we went right down to business and started the wine tasting...
Bottoms up!

After such an exciting adventure we were all exhausted from our day out in VA. The moment we got home we were all ready to hit the pillow - especially Bayley...


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