|Left Bank Vineyard at Delaplane Cellars|
|Tasting at the Wine Bar|
We then headed just down the road to Paris, Virginia and lunch at the Ashby Inn And Restaurant. Here our sweet and sour radish soup and crispy port belly were paired with the Pearmund Cellars 2011 "Vinecroft" Viognier and the Chester Gap Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc respectively. This magnificent lunch definitely gave the sommeliers in our group inspiration to pair local wine with local produce.
|Hardscrapple Vineyard at Linden Vineyards|
And this tour was another example of the McDonnell Administration promoting these excellent wines to local establishments. Several Linden, Chester Gap, and Pearmund wines are available in my area - hopefully they will be available in yours very soon.