In my last post about Fairy Stone State Park I mentioned there are a few wineries near the park. One of those wineries is Hamlet Vineyard which is in Bassett VA. On the drive down to the park I planned to visit a couple wineries but I ran into a little trouble. We were driving down on a Friday afternoon and most of the wineries weren't open. Hamlet's web page indicated that you could make appointments to visit. I emailed them and sure enough heard back that day. The owner advised she could indeed accommodate my sister and myself for a wine tasting. I'm certainly grateful that she did as it turned out to be such a beautiful place with wonderful wines.
See what I mean about beautiful place! Like a lot of Virginia Wineries, this one is family owned and operated. And the feeling of family came through loud and clear when Virginia, co-owner with her husband, didn't bat an eyelash at Emma running around acting like a typical 5 year old.
The wines were exceptional and I would have carried all of them home with me if I could. Instead I settled for a bottle of the Pinot Gris and something red. I'm not going to lie...I forget what the second bottle was. I say was because neither bottle made it through the weekend. I guess we will just have to visit again to pick up more wine.
|Like all good wineries...this one has it's own dog :-)|
Virginia did tell us that in the summer they partner with a river outfitter to take people to the nearby river for kayaking. They follow that up with wine back at the barn. Since I did say we wanted to visit Fairy Stone in the summer maybe we can slip over here for more wine and a new adventure :-)