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Old Ironsides NEIPA

India Pale Ales originated in the early-mid 19th century during British colonialism. Used as a preservative of their traditionally bitter beers, hops were added to ales in order to transport casked beer from England to the far reaches of the India colonies. Known for...

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Christmas Pairings

Winter holidays are always full of festive parties with friends and family, and what better way to celebrate than with wine and delightful treats! Here are a few suggestions from our family at Mount Ida to yours. Stephanie's Christmas Sangria pairs wonderfully with...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is always a time that brings memories of family, football, and of course great food and drinks! Whether you prefer beer or wine with your family’s Thanksgiving traditions, here are some of our personal pairing suggestions throughout the day

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a grape varietal that is growing in popularity across the state of Virginia; and here at Mount Ida, we especially love this approachable grape- check out our 2017 vintage! It happens to be one of my favorites both in the vineyard and the winery. I...

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Chardonnay Harvest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Harvest! Our Assistant Manager, Stephanie, helped out with the harvest this year and gave us a little inside scoop. Enjoy Stephanie’s take on the 2018 Chardonnay Harvest!

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Introducing our Private Events Menu!

All of the items below are perfect passed hors d'oeuvres or finger foods for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, or an elegant shower. These are just a sampling of the variety of menu items we offer. Caprese Skewers with mozzarella, local cherry...

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Meet the Team: Linda Davis

Today for our Meet the Team blog series we are introducing the newest addition to the Mount Ida Reserve team, Linda Davis! Linda is one of the Assistant Managers for the Tasting Room & Taphouse. Fun fact: she is married to our Sous Chef, Nick Bishop! Enjoy getting...

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