The Wine Cave gets an intro to The Workshop Wine Club

Recently, members of Black Women Who Wine’s Wine Cave got an intro to the The Workshop Wine Club based out of the Workshop at the Wool Factory in Charlottesville. We got to enjoy a private tasting of four Wine Club wines, as well as some Workshop favorites. The Workshop Wine Club is described as “a monthlyContinue reading “The Wine Cave gets an intro to The Workshop Wine Club”

Tasting at Valley Road Vineyards

For our first monthly open monthly meet-up of 2023, we invited anyone interested to wine with us a Valley Road Vineyards in Afton, VA. Valley Road is one of those vineyards that lots of people pass by all the time, but haven’t visited, or that is seen squarely as a wedding and event venue. OneContinue reading “Tasting at Valley Road Vineyards”

Much Ado About Brunch

Brunch. The origins of the meal are disputed, but most agree it started in Britian as part of fox hunting tradition. It became popular in the U.S. in the 1930s with New Orleans claiming it was first to popularize the meal. Now people flock to the boozy meal in cities across America, but Charlottesville stillContinue reading “Much Ado About Brunch”

Winery Spotlight: Hardware Hills Vineyard

In our last winery spotlight of 2022, we’d like to introduce you to Hardware Hills Vineyard. Located in Scottsville, VA, Hardware Hills was previously Thistle Gate Vineyard. The name changed after ownership of the winery changed in 2021. We visited Hardware Hills as the third and final stop of our fall tour this year andContinue reading “Winery Spotlight: Hardware Hills Vineyard”

Support Black Women Who Wine…and own Small Businesses

Black Women Who Wine is lucky to have so many amazing women join us who are also small business owners. This Small Business Saturday, we invite you to learn about just a few and to stay tuned for a business directory we are working on! Renee’s BoutiqueOwner: Crystal NapierCrystal is a longtime supporter of BlackContinue reading “Support Black Women Who Wine…and own Small Businesses”

Oenoverse version 1.1 is over…what I learned

In the fall of 2021, Tracey Love of Blenheim Vineyards reached out to me asking if I’d like to be a host for a new wine club the winery was planning for 2022, the Oenoverse. It was going to be a club to give a voice to a diverse array of wine afficionados and loversContinue reading “Oenoverse version 1.1 is over…what I learned”

Introducing…BWWW’s Wine Cave

Wine caves are built into hillsides and a unique way to store and age wine. While there are only a few Virginia wineries with wine caves, they offer wineries a unique way to store wine and a visually stunning spectacle for wine lovers and vineyard visitors. Sounds like exactly where we need to be! EnterContinue reading “Introducing…BWWW’s Wine Cave”

Two Up, Wine Down and what it should teach everyone about Black Virginia wine consumers

This past weekend it happened! Blenheim Vineyards’ OENOverse wine club teamed up with the Verasion Project and local wineries to hold the first ever Two Up, Wine Down Festival. The event built on OENOverse’s mission of amplifying BIPOC voices in the wine industry whether they be wine professionals, enthusiasts, writers, or allies of those whoContinue reading “Two Up, Wine Down and what it should teach everyone about Black Virginia wine consumers”

Tasting notes from Merrie Mill

This week I ventured back out to Merrie Mill Farm and Vineyards to try their wines. Until recently, Merrie Mill was serving True Heritage wines because what would have been its first harvest (2020) was lost to frost. Fast forward to 2022 and the winery has introduced four MMF (Merrie Mill Farm) wines – aContinue reading “Tasting notes from Merrie Mill”

The City Foxes opens in downtown Waynesboro

Last week brought the opening of the much-anticipated The City Foxes wine bar and market in downtown Waynesboro, VA. If you’re familiar with Waynesboro, you’re probably aware that while more businesses are moving into the many empty spaces downtown, the stretch still remains largely abandoned and honestly, not always well-maintained. New businesses to the cityContinue reading “The City Foxes opens in downtown Waynesboro”