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Wine Wednesday: Veramar and Bogati Vineyards

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Wine Wednesday: Veramar and Bogati Vineyards

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Our visit to Veramar Vineyard in Berryville, Va. left us wondering if we'd just had the best Riesling in all the land. So we decided to test our luck and travel to its sister vineyard, Bogati Vineyard in Round Hill, Va. - where we fell in love with their wine and small bites tasting. It was a good day. 

It isn't often that we stumble upon great wine (Veramar Vineyards) and also find a winery with such a creative infusion of Argentine-style wine tastings like Bogati's. We might also like (OK, love) the fact that both vineyards have classic tastings for $7 that include eight wines each.

Tip: try the wine and chocolate ($16) or the wine and small bites ($20) tasting at Bogati for a more interactive tasting experience. 

Veramar Vineyard has rolling hills, ponds and spacious acreage that's perfect for summer picnics, outdoor movie nights and, let's not forget, some of the best wine we've tasted. These two vineyards are both family owned; Delia Bogaty, vice president Veramar Vineyards, said owning two vineyards "is a lifestyle choice to keep the family legacy of wine making for generations to come." If they make it past three generations, she intimated, the Bogaty family is here to stay. 

Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Road Berryville, Va.) and Bogati Bodega and Vineyard (35246 Harry Byrd Hwy Round Hill, Va.) are located seven miles apart from each other, both about 50 minutes from downtown D.C. 
 
Veramar: Open Sun.- Fri. noon to 5 p.m., Sat. noon to 6 p.m.
Bogati: Open Mon.-Sun. noon to 5 p.m., Fri. noon to 9 p..m.

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