Posts Written OnMarch 06, 2006

Comtesse Therese Wines Available at Vineyard 48

When I reported that both locations of The Tasting Room were closing their doors for the last time on March 2, I wasn’t able to dig up more more information. But, I have since learned that Comtesse Therese are now available for tasting and purchase at Vineyard 48, which is great…winemaker Theresa Dilworth makes one of my favorite local roses along with two different merlots, a chardonnay and a cabernet sauvignon. Also, I hear that the reason they had to close was that their retail license expired. Bummer.

The Mystery of “C” Solved

If you’ve read Gastronomie at all, you’ve no doubt seen references to "C" (also known as Fatemeh’s husband). I’m not going to "out" his full name, but now that I’ve met them, the mystery has been solved. We had an awesome time stopping at three of my favorite wineries yesterday — Roanoke Vineyards, Lieb Family Cellars and Waters Crest Winery. We were a little pressed for time, so I wanted to take them to places where I knew we’d get to talk to passionate winemakers and owners who really just love what they are doing. Early on in the tasting,…