So here we are, Easter Sunday. It's a bit cold in Northern Va, spotty showers, gray and gloomy. Thank goodness we had 1 o'clock reservations at Mediterranean Cellars, thanks to my sister, who gave us a coupon and voucher for Christmas.
Leaving the hustle and bustle of the major roads from the DC area, we arrived at this beautiful little winery, right on time for our 1:00 tour. This small, yet comfortable, winery sits on top of a hill, overlooking the vineyard below. A fire in the outside stove on the patio, helped take the cold from the air. Our host Richard, gave us an interesting tour of the winery, explaining the methods undertaken by the owner, Louis Papadopoulos, in the growing of his grapes. At the conclusion of the tour, we met Ms. Papadopoulos, who served as hostess for our wine tasting. $6.00 for a 10 wine sampling....not bad at all. Nor were the wines.
We liked many of the wines, and purchased a mixed case, consisting of their Viognier, Chambourcin, Romance, Cab Franc, and Cab Sauv., and their special Greek Rechina wine. Prices ranged from $19.00 for the Viognier, to $39.00 for the Cab Sauv. (Buy 3 bottles, get $6.00 off, per bottle). We also purchased a variety of some of the best olive oil we have tasted, at $18.90 per.
Without question, we are already looking forward to a return trip in the summer to see how the vines are doing, to soak up a lazy day in the sun, and to see if Mr. Papadopolus has released his Chard. Overall, a very nice day indeed.
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