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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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Local Farm Visits

Our biggest value at Mount Ida Reserve is community.  Community to us means building up and supporting those around us, whether that means the residents of Charlottesville & Scottsville, our residents at The Farms of Turkey Run, our wedding clients and guests at...

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Meet the Team: Nick Bishop

Today for our Meet the Team blog series we are introducing our Sous Chef, Nick Bishop! Where are you from? Yukon, Oklahoma   What is your educational background? I attended the culinary institute of Platt college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma What do you like to do in...

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Reserve Runners

At Mount Ida Reserve, we believe that wine brings people together.  After all, that’s why we brought wine and beer together. What better way to bring people together than to get active before catching up over a glass of wine? That’s why we’re so excited to announce...

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