Give the gift of WV wine this Valentine’s Day
Nothing pairs better with Valentine’s Day than West Virginia wine. Surprise your sweetheart with a bottle (or two) from these Almost Heaven wineries:
Forks of Cheat has racked up more than 200 awards — a sure sign you’ll find some tasty offerings here. Choose from a variety of red, white, fruit or specialty wines. Try Redbud, a semi-dry red table wine with hints of strawberry and spice.
Batton Hollow Winery
Batton Hollow draws upon 40 years of experience to produce a variety of sweet and dry red and white wines as well as seasonal wines. Try the Romantic Red, a soft, dry table wine.
Lambert’s Vintage Wine
This hand-cut stone winery is worth a visit just for the beautiful grounds alone, but the wines are just as rewarding. Lambert’s offers a variety of reds, whites and blushes to suit every taste. Try the Blackberry Merlot, a 50/50 blend of merlot grapes and blackberry.
Known for their fine table wines, Potomac Highland Winery produces several top-notch reds and whites. Try Chardonnay, a crisp smooth wine with oak aging.
West-Whitehill is known for its sweet dessert and specialty wines, but the winery also make semi-dry whites and aged reds. Try the Raspberry Royale, a sweet red wine made with a blend of Aurore grapes and red raspberries.
Home of the annual Grape Stompin’ Festival, Kirkwood is best known for its wide variety of fruit, specialty and even vegetable wines. Try the Mountain Blueberry, a well-balanced sweet wine with a lively taste.
Daniel Vineyards’ stunning scenery provides the setting for many weddings and social occasions. You’ll find a wine for every occasion here as well, from dry reds and whites to dessert wines. Try the Blackberry, with its rich berry taste and nice bite, has racked up several prestigious awards.
WineTree produces traditional-style, award-winning dry white and red wines as well as a variety of delightfully sweet wines. Try Noiret, an award-winning dry red wine with notes of green and black pepper.
Stone Road Vineyard
The first thing you’ll notice about Stone Road Vineyard after you recover from the sweeping panoramic view is the variety of red, white and blush wines cleverly named after traffic signs and signals. Try Alternate Route, a golden wine made with West Virginia maple syrup.
The deck at Chestnut Ridge is well-suited for enjoying a warm spring day while sipping a signature ice wine, a sweet, concentrated wine made from grapes left to freeze naturally on the vine. You’ll also find traditional reds and whites here as well as seasonal favorites and made-to-order wine gummy bears (yes, candy … for adults). Try the Peach Chardonnay, a crisp sweet brunch wine described as Bellini minus the fizz.
DeFeo Family Vineyard and Winery
Affectionately known as “Toscano in Appalachia,” the DeFeos produce dries and semisweet reds and whites crafted in the family’s Italian tradition. Try Pam’s Sangria, made with red wines and fresh fruit. Serve over ice!
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This post was last updated on August 6, 2020