A month ago, Mitch, myself and our good friends Jackie and Trevor made a trip to Saude Creek Winery in Lanexa, Virginia. Another winery less than 30 minutes from our house, yippee!!!
Jackie and Trevor’s son, Collin, came along with us. He is a very well-behaved 3-year-old and a lot of fun to have around! Jackie and I go way back. We have been friends since 8th grade. We were best friends in high school and lost touch after going to two different colleges. We reconnected last year through Facebook. It is like good old times again! It is great to have friends who you have not seen in years and reconnect with so quickly like time never passed. We are fortunate to have found each other again and have made a promise to not let losing touch ever happen again. 🙂
Anywho, back to the winery. This is fairly young winery. Just opened to the public in July of this year. We tried their wine at the Virginia Wine Expo back in February and have been waiting for the opening. Like most VA reds I have tried, I did not care for their reds but did enjoy their whites. I did like their Chambourcin wine though. The winery itself is beautiful. The people are friendly too. They are starting to have bands play on Friday evenings. We plan to go to one of these Friday night events. It will be so nice to be able to enjoy events like this so close to home. We have been envious of others in other areas of the state being able to attend events like this at wineries close to them. Now we finally have something to do so close to home on a Friday evening. YAY!!!
Mitch and Trevor check out the listing for the tasting.
Jackie and lil buddy Collin in front of the winery’s beautiful fireplace.
Jackie, Collin and Trevor. The winery has a huge wrap around porch with lots of seating. They also have a patio and upper level deck. The porch has lots of ceiling fans so it stays nice and cool.
Mitch and I enjoying a glass of the Saude Creek Vidal Blanc.
The view from the upper deck.
Another view from the upper deck. You can see the patio and the “cat walk” part of the lower deck which leads to the huge wrap around porch.
You can see the Pamunkey River from the upper deck.
Trevor posing as the thinking man cracks Mitch up.
We had a great time. We will be visiting again very soon. 🙂 Hope my wine friends in Virginia will venture East to check out this winery. 😉