Wicked? Ask Ecco about the great chicken chase!
Pomeroy surprised his Daddy with a Wine Dog outing to a new venue for Father's Day (it had been a while).
|Russell (l) and Randall (r) pouring for customers.|
|Dogs welcome - on a leash, please!|
It wasn't long before they were bitten by the wine bug. Supplementing the farm's crop with grapes from the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville regions, the Anderson boys turned to established winemaker, Justin Bogaty of Veramar Vineyards to make the wine.
|Lining up for wine at Wicked Oak.|
The whites include the Starlight (a Riesling/Vidal blend) and the Seyval (Paws up from Pomeroy), both with enough residual sugar to make them refreshing on a hot summer day. The pale Rose' was equally refreshing and earned Ecco's enthusiastic paws up when blended with strawberries and sweet tea to produce sangria.
Both pups raised their paws when the Vidal reappeared as a dessert wine (Rondea), balanced enough that the 9 percent residual sugar does not overpower. A unique white Port-style wine is soon to be released, completing the offerings. The reds are dry, and include a blend named Eagle Rock for the rock ledge on the property and a classic Virginia Cabernet Franc.
|That's one wicked oak!|
|Local favorite Robbie Limon performs on the patio.|
|Randall, a retired minister, helps guests renew vows.|
even Mongolian yurts that can be rented for overnight stays.
|Scott Madigan campaigns for Frederick Co. Sheriff.|
On the day of the Wine Dogs' visit, a local political candidate set up shop outside to greet people heading into the tasting room.
It's all part of the wicked good hospitality at this new Virginia gem. Paws up, Randall and Russell!