On a recent trip to Charlottesville, Virginia, the heart of Virginia’s wine growing region, we made a pilgrimage to the world famous King Family Vineyards. Located in Crozet, a quick drive from Charlottesville, King Family is a relative newcomer to the industry, but they have quickly earned their place amongst some of the best wineries in the country.
Starting just in 2000, the winery has quickly grown from producing 500 cases a year to more than 5,000 and with it they have earned a variety of honors, including the coveted Virginia Governor’s Cup award for red wine.
We met friends @ King Family Vineyard, one of the many wineries in this area for an afternoon of polo & wine. Perfect setting in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts, King Family has a surprisingly nice selection of wines to go with your picnic or you can buy snacks there. We particularly like the Petit Vardot, a spicy red that was perfect with pears, cheese and chocolate. A fine way to spend a Sunday afternoon.