Welcome to my page Bordeaux Blonde! Thank you for visiting and reading this latest blog post. This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel from Napa over to the Geyserville wine region, just north of Santa Rosa. This wine region is a true hidden gem in Northern California and produces some incredible wine. I had the amazing opportunity to visit Virginia Dare Winery for their 2nd Annual Lost Colony Society Member Dinner. Virginia Dare is apart of the legendary “Family Coppola Wine” and only a few minutes down the road from their location.
Driving to the winery was of course gorgeous as all of wine country is beautiful in this region. Once we arrived we were warmly greeted by their friendly staff and assistant winemaker. The winery itself was so welcoming with beautifully decorated long tables for our private dinner, a beautiful roaring fire pit on the main terrace where there was live music. Inside, they had a spectacular private tasting room that over looked their barrel room through large class windows. It was truly stunning and such a cool environment for a private tasting. The winery is full of history including a rare collection of Native American art.
After exploring the winery, we headed from the terrace to our private dinner area with views overlooking the valley. Our meal was prepared entirely at the winery by the chefs of their onsite “Wero Restaurant.” Our meal included beautiful fresh vegetables, the best corn on the cob I have ever had, and a beautifully prepared bison entree. The entire meal paired with their current wine selection was exquisite.
As we dined we spoke to their assistant winemaker all about the wine and that they were now offering a happy hour experience at the restaurant every Friday night! In addition to wine, they are now producing cider… Talk about a place to start the weekend on a Friday with happy hour prices on great wine, cider, and draft beer!
We truly enjoyed our experience at Virginia Dare Winery and strongly recommend you visit the winery and this wine region! Thank you for reading along.