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Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Barboursville: Wine Among Ruins

Barboursville Vineyard doesn't just have a Northern Italy-inspired aesthetic; it also has a very American past. Governor James Barbour's mansion was designed by Thomas Jefferson, and you can tour the...View gallery »

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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, 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 for the holidays.View gallery »

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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 scenic countryside to the Civil War-era winemaking demos and artifacts.View gallery »

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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 »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Paradise Springs Winery

Paradise Springs Winery is far enough for a getaway, but close enough to make it there for happy hour.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Boxwood Winery

Boxwood Winery in Middleburg features only red wines at its ultra-modern facility.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Boxwood Winery

Wine Wednesday: Boxwood Winery

With sparse, Apple Store-esque styling, Boxwood Winery in Middleburg, Va., is uncluttered and modern. Read »

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Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Bourdain's 'Guts & Glory' in Baltimore

 Bourdain's 'Guts & Glory' in Baltimore

Bourdain's "Guts and Glory" tour will dish up stories about his work and travel this Saturday, Nov. 17. Read »

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Fabbioli Cellars

Visit Fabbioli Cellars if you like the country, have pets and lean towards being earth friendly -- and to taste good wine, of course.View gallery »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.