Wine Wednesday: Early Mountain Vineyard

Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Va., isn't afraid to share the spotlight with other local vineyards across Virginia with their "Best of Virginia" selections.

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Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Va., isn't afraid to share the spotlight with other local vineyards across Virginia with their "Best of Virginia" selections.
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Flights are $12 each, with four wines in each flight. Choose from the following flights: Early Mountain; Bright Lights and Bubbles; Red, White and You, or Red Berry Pickings.
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Early Mountain Vineyard is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Mon., Wed. and Thurs.; and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.
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We were surprised when our sommelier asked us if we wanted any food from the menu. "Menu?" we asked. We were used to a few cheese selections or a bag of chips. Once we saw the wide selection of delicacies, we knew this was going to be a good day.
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Once we saw the wide selection of delicacies, we knew this was going to be a good day. We chose a grilled eggplant panini and spinach-artichoke dip, and for dessert, a warm carpe doughnut with ice cream.
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Special Valentine's Day flights include a pairing of wines with Gearhart's Fine Chocolates for $18 per flight.
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The production building. Where the good stuff is made.
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A wedding party on the grounds.
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A lower-level private dining room.
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The local farm-to-table menu features cheese platters, small bites and paninis.
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Eggplant panini.
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The market located inside the tasting room.
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Oak barrels inside the production facility.
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The Early Mountain Flight series. We chose it because... well, look at the name: It consisted of the wineries' own offerings. The other flights featured a mixture of the "best of Virginia" wines from vineyards such as Breaux and Paradise Springs.
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If you want an indoor wedding ceremony... no problem, done. You'll also find a guest cottage, event hall and private tasting/dining hall.
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Happy newlyweds on the grounds.
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Inside the winery's "chapel."
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One of the outside patios.
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