One of our favorite "out in the country" activities (besides country concerts) is to sample wines at one of the many vineyards in beautiful Virginia. When TWSF booked our two-night stay in Colonial Williamsburg, further exploring the Virginia wine scene at Williamsburg Winery was quickly put at the top of our itinerary.
Williamsburg Winery is located on Wessex Farm. The land was originally owned by Gabriel Archer, who sailed to the New World on one of the three first Virginia Company ships. Patronage is paid to Archer to this day by way of Gabriel Archer's Tavern which serves lunch and dinner on a beautiful patio across from the main tasting room.
|Me in the Red Cellar|
The tour ended in the tasting room where we sampled 7 different wines. Keeping in mind that our price points are a bit skewed with the Northern Virginia prices, we were floored when many of the bottles were priced at just $7. Besides Trader Joe's, we don't even know where we could find quality Virginia wine for such a low price and as a result, bought a whole case, which I must add gave us an extra 20% off. At the end of the tour, we headed over to the Gabriel Archer Tavern and enjoyed basic sandwiches and a $4 glass of the house wine on the patio covered in a living canopy. It was quite the afternoon and a perfect start to our weekend getaway.