Wine Wednesday: The Last Days of Piedmont Vineyards

Piedmont Vineyards in The Plains, Va., has the oldest chardonnay vines in the state -- but who knows for how long? The property's on the market.

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Despite being one of Virginia’s oldest wineries, Piedmont Vineyards is now on the market.
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Head out to The Plains, Va., to experience Piedmont's current incarnation while you still can.
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Tastings are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $5.
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The impending sale of this vineyard (2546D Halfway Road, The Plains, Va.) shouldn't steer you away from its ideal country setting and peaceful picnic areas it has to offer.
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It's not too shabby for being a former dairy farm.
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A couple sad to see the vineyard go...
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If you're in the market for a nice vineyard, the property has a cool 95 total acres for sale with 10 of those acres under vine -- mostly chardonnay.
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The corn shed on site is surprisingly still standing -- complete with a little graffiti from 1956 carved into the cement.
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Corn shed, circa 1956.
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