We had a great afternoon exploring Middleburg and on our return to the Salamander Resort and Spa, stopped by the Wine Bar. We had eaten the night before at Goodstone and had decided to go "lite" with our dinner this evening. We actually stopped by just for a glass of wine before figuring out what we would do the rest of the evening, and ended up spending several hours here.
We had noticed from the evening before that the Wine Bar was a gathering place of sorts, and tonight was no different. Folks on vacation at this wonderful resort seem comfortable in their own skins and are exceeding friendly as is the resort staff.
The bar is classic "hunt club" theme, very comfortable seating all around, pool table in the back room, all of which give the space great ambiance. I was a little surprised at the limited wine selection from the bar menu, but they offered and brought the wine list from Harriman's. This actually didn't help because the restaurant's wine list had few bargains. I ended up choosing the CA cabernet which was very nice and not too pricey, $56. We ordered several appetizers over the course of two hours and they were all very good. Nothing I would pick out to rave about, but very good. The most fun was chatting with miscellaneous guests. I didn't see anyone not having fun.
So if you are staying at the Salamander or are just visiting Middleburg for the day, stop by the Gold Cup Wine Bar for a glass of your favorite grape and expect to have some fun and tasty food.
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