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”

Winery Spotlight: Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard

We held our July meet-up at Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard in Louisa, VA, and it did not disappoint. Formerly Cooper Vineyards, Fifty-Third is well known for its rosé and other award-winning wines. In the 2022 Governor’s Cup, it took home silver awards for its 2019 Chambourcin, 2019 Merlot, 2019 Petit Verdot, 2019 Romulus, and 2019Continue reading “Winery Spotlight: Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard”

Winery Spotlight: Meriwether Springs Vineyard & Brewery

Meriwether Springs Vineyard & Brewery is one Virginia vineyard that was a mystery to me until recently. While I’ve seen people post about it on social media before and knew about its Vineyard Workers’ Collective, that was the extent of my knowledge. After visiting, I can now say it’s a wonderful venue that deserves allContinue reading “Winery Spotlight: Meriwether Springs Vineyard & Brewery”