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The last time I visited Lost Creek Vineyard in Leesburg was during that awful “snowmaggedon.” It was February 2010 and we were already buried for days in feet upon feet of snow and we just about had it with cabin fever, so we hopped in the car and ventured out to Leesburg to see which wineries were open.

Surprisingly, we found Hiddenbrook and Lost Creek open, and busy! (I guess everyone had enough of being stuck indoors). To be honest, the wine was forgettable but the experience was one for the books. It was a fun day venturing out in the snow but I never returned to Lost Creek, until now. Now, it’s three years later and I am re-introduced to The Vineyards and Winery at Lost Creek. They have new owners, a new winemaker and some exciting changes in the works.

On Sunday, June 2nd they welcomed a small group of us Virginia wine bloggers for a tasting, private tour

and introduction to what they have in store. Purchased in September 2012, the new owners have made some changes to the tasting room and are building out a stunning wine club / special event venue. But, the most stellar changes are, of course, to the wine.

They are currently tasting “legacy wine” from previous owners but have introduced four “new” ones. The new offerings include a 2012 Vidal Blanc, 2012 Chardonnay, 2011 Cab Franc, and 2011 blend that they call Genesis. We also got a sneak-peak of their new sweet Vidal Blanc called Serenity. My favorite of the pack was Genesis. It’s a bold earthy blend of Tannat, Cab Franc and Merlot. It is very smooth and would be the perfect complement to a hearty steak or pasta dinner.

I have definitely become a new fan, even enough to join their wine club (which I rarely do!). As a benefit of joining the Harvest Club as a “founding member” I get the opportunity to tag my own vine that will be planted in the coming weeks. I am really looking forward to this.

I continue to be impressed by the wine that Virginia has to offer when crafted right. The new Lost Creek is in my opinion Virginia wine done right. I am looking forward to their future releases and to being a Harvest Club member.

The Dish

Location: 43277 Spinks Ferry Rd Leesburg, VA 20176

Website: Tasting Fee: $8 tasting

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