Wine Wednesdays: Notaviva Vineyards

Notaviva vineyards in Purcelleville, Va., puts a modern, musical twist on wine tasting.

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At Notaviva Vineyards (13274 Sagle Road, Purcelleville, Va._, ou'll find many of the owner's guitars hanging around as you tour.
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Notaviva Vinyards definitely puts a modern twist on winemaking -- who knew to pair Vidal Blanc with romantic orchestral film scores?
The wine connoisseur on hand offers surprisingly interesting tidbits about the history of the vineyard, as well as wine in general.
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Each wine has a musical connotation. Can you guess who's on this bottle?
Tasting fees are $6 if you have seven or fewer people in your group.
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Outside seating is available on the north end of the building, as well on the east side, where you'll find a patio.
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Walking upstairs, you'll see the records from artists Stephen has produced for, along with his many guitars near the wall. This is also where live bands play on any given day. The tasting room is on the main level.
Hours are typically 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when you'll need a reservation.
Tip: The Ottentotto is a crisp, clean, dry wine -- worth it.
Located in the heart of Loudoun County's wine country, Notaviva also serves as home to owners Stephen and Shannon Mackey.
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