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August 16, 2018

Monticello Wine Trail: Veritas Vineyards.

     My summer of visiting local wineries continues! In today's post, I'm taking y'all on a virtual tour of Veritas Vineyards, as well as their summer weekend event Starry Nights. I had no idea what a big deal Starry Nights was in this area... several hundred people (if not over 1000 people- I can be bad at estimating) were there!! I'm not even sure that my pictures do the crowds that attended any justice. 😊












     Pictured above is the Veritas Viognier wine. Since moving to Virginia, I learned the Viognier grapes is actually the state grape! Viognier wine is my favorite type of Virginia wine -it's a sweet and summery white wine, with lots of notes of fruit. The Veritas Vineyards Viognier (try saying that five times fast!) is great.


     Veritas Vineyards is about 30 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, in neighboring Nelson County. It's a family-owned winery, which was founded in 1999. It's located pretty close to Afton Mountain Vineyards, which I featured in my last Monticello Wine Trail post. To find Veritas, you turn onto a long driveway, and are surrounded by fields upon fields of grapes on both sides, until you near the winery itself. It looks quite magical when you arrive! As I mentioned above, I recently attended Starry Nights, which is a monthly summer event hosted at Veritas. Starry Nights are outdoor concerts at the vineyard, featuring great bands. The band that performed this past weekend was The Legwarmers, an 80s cover band that has quite the local following! I'd heard a lot about The Legwarmers around town, so it was great to see them perform. The first couple hours of the event are for mingling, eating and drinking wine, and the latter part of the evening is the concert.  I was generously given two media tickets for the event, and I invited my friend Eden to come with me. We loved the buffet dinner that was served, and enjoyed a relaxing Saturday evening outside, listening to the fun music from The Legwarmers!


     We also checked out the Veritas tasting room when we purchased our wine, and it is gorgeous! If you visit Veritas on a normal day and not for a Starry Nights event, you can sit in the tasting room on the comfortable sofas, outside under a covered table, or on the expansive front porch. This is a larger winery, so it seems perfect to visit if you're looking for one that could accommodate a larger group.


    I really enjoyed visiting Veritas Vineyards and getting to go to Starry Nights! There are so many different local concert series in the summer all around Charlottesville, some free and some ticketed. I've been trying to go to as many of these as possible, and now I can check Starry Nights off!



     Past Monticello Wine Trail Blog posts:





     God Bless,



     xoxo Annaliese 



   








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13 comments

  1. This looks so much fun! We have a few wineries around here, but I haven't tried any of them! I think maybe I will plan that for our next date!

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  2. Just moved to Virginia and i need to do this too! Seems like a great way to meet up with people but also explore the state!

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  3. Veritas Vineyards looks like so much fun!!! Love your dress BTW :). The Starry Nights events sound like a blast and the food looked so yummy!!! Definitely adding this to my Virginia to-do list! Loving your winery blog series!!!

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  4. I have never been to a vineyard but I've always wanted to go to one! It looks like so much fun. I love good food and wine.

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  5. This looked like such a fun time! I really want to go to a vineyard! Love your dress too it's so vibrant and bold! :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/double-date-knotts-berry-farm/

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  6. This looks like so much fun! I love that it's a family own winery and it's much closer to me than traveling out west for wine country!

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  7. Starry nights seems like such a fun event. I love visiting wineries, not only for the wine but because they are usually so beautiful! Such a great way to spend a weekend with a friend!

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  8. I am loving this series on Virginia vineyards and wineries! I am hoping to take a trip to Monticello for the wineries before summer ends and I'll make sure we stop by at Veritas Vineyards! Looks amazing!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  9. one of my favorite things to do is wine tastings, I used to live 45 mins away from Napa California, so we would drive there on weekends and enjoy.

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  10. This looks like it would be such an amazing time. Anything that has to do with wine is a-okay with me!

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  11. This looks like such a fun event! I've never been to a wine tasting, but you keep making them look so fun! Also love your dress!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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