Wine Wednesday: Doukenie Winery

The views (and the wines) don't get much better than this.

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When you pull up to Doukenie Winery, you may get the sense that it's not your average vineyard. The large silo surrounded by vines, the sparkling pond and the rolling hills accentuate the natural beauty of the land.
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The winery is located about 50 miles northwest of the District, at 14727 Mountain Road, Hillsboro, Va.
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Doukenie sits on about 520 acres, which include a pond surrounded by (of course) plenty of fall foliage.
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Stroll between vines near the old silo.
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The number of Doukenie Heritage Club members runs into the thousands. Unlike many other clubs, Doukenie's club members are able to select their own wines.
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A picturesque driveway leads up to the winery.
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In the coming month, expect a new Chardonnay, Vintner’s Reserve on Nov. 16, and Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon by the end of the year.
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Who doesnt love a good kickball game or two?
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Who says wine isn't manly?
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Tastings are $8 and includes six wines; two whites, three reds and a dessert wine.
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Tip: Try their 2011 Sangiovise, to be released in November, is a surprisingly smooth and delicate red wine.
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