I visit a lot of wineries. My wife and I try to get around to wineries as much as our schedule permits so as we were on our way home from a quick trip to town we decided to try LVV again.
First, the wine. It is becoming difficult for Virginia wineries to stand out amongst one another. Unfortunately LVV has not managed to find its way out of the pack. Their whites were probably the highlight of the tasting as the style of each had been tweaked just enough to make them memorable. Normally I am a red drinker so maybe that says a lot about their whites or a little about their reds.
Secondly, the atmosphere. Spartan. The area is set up like a soup kitchen. Dull tile floors that would look at home in a truck stop diner, tables lined up like a school cafeteria, and unfortunately not much of a view of the actual vineyard. There wasn't the comfortable at home feel that many wineries in the area strive for instead it felt very utilitarian.
Thirdly, the service. This is where I believe LVV finds its strength. The owner was quick to welcome us and very eager to get our impressions of the wines we tasted. He was very knowledgeable about the wines and gave great descriptions for each as he poured.
Not the best winery in the area but it seems like they are making a good attempt in a very difficult market.
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