Worth the Drive
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Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Cana Vineyards

Enjoy a spectacular view of the Bull Run Mountains at Cana Vineyards in Middlebu... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Early Mountain Vineyard

Wine Wednesday: Early Mountain Vineyard

Take your sweetheart to Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Va., for tasting flights with chocolate pairings. And hey, there's even a private cottage to stay overnight. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Strawberry Festival Dishes Sweet Treats

Strawberry Festival Dishes Sweet Treats

Roanoke's annual Strawberry Festival has hundreds of homemade treats for the nomming. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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By Jocelyn Rubin

Love by the Glass: AKA, Wine

Love by the Glass: AKA, Wine

More than 500 participating wine shops and restaurants will be offering specials in Virginia through the end of March. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Praise a Glass at Church Brew Works

Praise a Glass at Church Brew Works

Located in a former house of worship, Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh is certainly praise-worthy. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Swedenburg Estate Vineyard

Swedenburg Estate Vineyard invites you to try their all-too-good warm mulled wine... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: The Winery at Bull Run

The winery just opened its doors in June, but the setting is pure 1860s, from the... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A 19th-Century Christmas at Winterthur

A 19th-Century Christmas at Winterthur

Experience the early 19th-century beginnings of an American Christmas at Winterthurs Yuletide Winter Tour that features a winter garden, tree lightings and room displays. Read »

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Christmas in Middleburg Saturday

Christmas in Middleburg Saturday
Middleburg, VA

Celebrate Christmas early in Middleburg, Va, with a wine crawl, a parade and a hundred red-coated riders on horseback. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Paradise Springs Winery

Wine Wednesday: Paradise Springs Winery

Paradise Springs Winery has a few good things going for itself: good wine, plenty of space for picnics and an original 19th-century cabin. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.