Not that long ago I had the pleasure of visiting Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia.
The internationally acclaimed 404 acre estate has over 100 acres planted in 18 different grape varieties. Nestled between the hills, the vineyard plantings extend up the Short Hill Mountain. Long vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains can be enjoyed from the tasting room, Patio Madeleine and the landscaped terraces. They are located only an hour from metropolitan DC, Dulles and BWI airports and a short distance from historic Harpers Ferry, WV. Virginia’s #1 Winery!
The grounds at Breaux are, in a word “beautiful.” I learned that anyone is welcome to come and enjoy your own picnic lunch, just don’t bring any other outside liquor. Bottles of wine can be purchased inside the winery for you to enjoy. We were even given our own personal tour of the back end of the winery where all the work happens, which makes you appreciate the wine even more. We thourghlly enjoyed our tour through this vineyard, the staff was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.
I had the pleasure of being introudced to a few of their wines while doing a wine tasting. I really enjoyed Breaux Vineyards line of sweet desert wines, but one wine stood out above the rest.
Breaux Vineyards own 2002 Nebbiolo.
Outstanding red with smoky red fruit and plum aromas and a well structured and balanced palate. Light, but not simple, this is a wonderful achievement for one of Virginia’s top wineries. They told me the 2001 was even better
I wish I had gotten to taste it.
If you are ever in the Purcellville area be sure to stop by this wonderful winery.