Lorre White "The Luxury Guru" visited King Family Vineyard at 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, Virginia just outside of historic Charlottesville, where Thomas Jefferson's University Of Virginia is located www.kingfamilyvineyards.com .
As the name indicates it is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery that has been rated the best in the region. It is a 16 acre vineyard has produced award winning wines including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, and Viognier. It is located about one mile off of old 250 highway about 15 minutes from Charlottesville. Although Virginia is not really famous for its spectacular wines it has made great strides in the last decade or so to being taken seriously. This little oasis with polo grounds, lovely stables, the rolling blue ridge mountains served up a very pleasant and drinkable wine. Given time constraints I only sampled one of the reds . The price range is modest $7-8 glass and $22-24 a bottle for most of their better wines. It has a lovely well designed area for tastings and two outdoor areas with tables and spectacular vista of the natural beauty of the country. They do not serve food exactly, but do keep a fridge full of cheese, prepackaged pate, salami, hummus, etc. that can be purchased to snack on while enjoying a glass (or bottle(s)) of wine and admiring the local vistas. They do a tasting that is $7 and they offered scheduled tours (check website) of the winery.
Although it is not the Rothschild's of France, it is a very lovely distraction that I suggest visitors to that area experience. The countryside is beautiful and it is real old southern charm...and you enjoy a little local history in every sip.
Polo matches are held on Sundays, from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October, weather and field conditions permitting. The polo match begins at 1:00 pm. A match may be cancelled depending on field conditions.
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