by Steve Chase
We headed out Leeds Manor Road from Paris today to grab some lasagna and wine at Naked Mountain Vineyards. For those who have not driven this route, it is a spectacular short drive that crosses the northern start of the Blue Ridge. Perched on the south end of the drive in Markham, Naked Mountain is a small and cozy place that is a big contrast from some of the other local wineries that are often crowded and loud.
The view from the winery house is spectacular, looking down towards Shenandoah National Park. While the deck is an excellent place to hang out with a glass of wine, we opted to eat indoors with some rainy weather looking imminent. After tasting three decent reds, we decided on a bottle of the somewhat complex cross-vintage Raptor Red and the Scarlet Oak Red a very tasty Rhone-style red. Chef Eric Stamer makes a great lasagna, both meat and vegetarian. The large portion had just the right balance of pasta, filling, and cheese, topped of with a ladle full of well-simmered marinara.
We left with a few bottles to bring home, and think that lasagna at Naked Mountain could become a regular habit.
We are delighted to have Steve Chase share his thoughts on our visit to Naked Mountain, photography by Karen and Doug
Happy First Anniversary to Wendy and Darryl.
A beautiful country setting in Aldie Virginia, rich with warm tones of the fall harvest. We were honored to be a part of Wendy and Darryl’s special day along with working with a few of our local business friends, Country Way for the bridal bouquet and wedding cake designed by local baker Pinky. Did I mention the dress was hand made by Wendy!
Who will you Hunt with this season?
These pictures are from the 2010-2011 season, recognize all these hunts? All these pictures are available for purchase, email us for more information. See our work at the following local retailers.
Em and her family have been long time friends of ours, Renee and I used to work at the bank together and Em well as you can see is a beautiful young lady with the world at her fingertips.
Location-Delaplane Virginia also known as Piedmont Station where General Johnson and his Valley Army boarded the train on their way to the “First Battle of Manassas Virginia”.
Part of our series “Locally Grown” ~Karen
A warm summer evening with Aimee a lovely young lady that lives with her family in Unison. Please visit Betsey to see all these dresses in person and say hi to Leo ! Part of our series “Locally Grown”.
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