Vineyard: Abingdon Vineyards
Variety: Pinot Noir
Food Pairing Suggestions: Oysters Rockefeller, bacon, melted gruyere cheese, crab with butter sauce, lobster Mac
My Tasting Notes: Slight sweetness, fresh peach, apricot, warming cinnamon, golden delicious apple, melon, lingering clover honey
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The Abingdon Vineyards and their 2017 White Pinot Noir were a highlight of our Virginia wine tasting vacation. On a whim as we were driving down the interstate, I asked John to turn off the exit. Our GPS took us on a scenic mountain drive. Part of the path to the winery was on a dirt road. The winery itself is a beautiful little place, tucked away next to a cold water babbling brook with shaded seating for wine sipping. It is a lovely, peaceful picnic spot.
In the tasting room, the owner’s dogs relaxed on the fireplace mantle soaking up the sun. I felt instantly cozy and at home. I took an amateurish video so I could save the sound of the creek flowing under the wooden bridge. John and I would highly recommend this winery for a road trip and tasting.
We tried several wines but my favorite was their locally sourced 2017 White Pinot Noir. It has a slight sweetness, notes of fresh peaches and apricots, warming cinnamon, juicy golden delicious apples, melons, and a lingering clover honey finish. I had to buy a bottle of this before we left. This is a delicious wine and an excellent choice for a bring-your-own-bottle seaside restaurant. My top choice to pair with this wine is oysters Rockefeller. Amazing!
If you prefer a red, John recommends the locally sourced Norton.
Photo 1 by Oddur Thorisson via Manger. More about my admiration of the blog Manger here.
Photos 2 by Abingdon Vineyards.