YELLOW: Fox Meadows Winery

Fox Meadows Winery has been open for 11 years, and about 75% of their wines are estate-grown on their 14 acres. All non-estate grapes are still grown in Virginia, so you won’t find any California grapes in their wines. Which might actually be kind of a shame. The more we visit Virginia wineries, the less I feel like we have to say about Virginia wineries. They typically look like barns. Their wines are typically light. Their wines are typically young. Even if they aren’t young, most of them taste young, which amounts to the same thing. Or their wines are weirdly sweet.

I was actually pretty happy with the experience at Fox Meadows, but neither of us was super excited about the wines. To the point that writing this review a week after visiting, I actually can’t remember a single thing about the wines that we tasted, except that I’m pretty sure the server told us that one of them didn’t taste like it smelled, but it’s entirely possible that that’s something the sever at Winding Road said to us.

The biggest highlight is that, in addition to palette-cleansing crackers, Fox Meadows pairs a handful of their wines with a food sample. While we were there, we got chutney, cheese, and chocolate, and those small bites made a huge difference in how the wines tasted. But honestly, you could do that at home with better wine and better food from the comfort of your own couch.

Rating: Yellow (It was fine.)
Tasting: $10 for 8
Price: Average (low $20s to high $30s)
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Highlights: Food Pairings
Time Since Lacy Last Ate: ~6 hours
Strangers Invited to Dinner: 0

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