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Beer & Barley

Beer & Barley

Quality comes from attention to detail in those thousands of steps that take place within barley breeding, barley growing, malting, brewing, and ultimately the presentation of that glass of beer. That’s why it’s so good.

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2019 Harvest

2019 Harvest

Harvest is always the busiest time of the year for vineyards around the world. Here in Virginia, harvest is just about wrapping up for everyone in the Monticello area.

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Yoga on the Reserve

Yoga on the Reserve

On Sunday, May 19th we hosted our first ever Yoga class at Mount Ida Reserve! Attendees enjoyed an hour long practice with Michele White from Balance Studios Scottsville, on the tasting room lawn.

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The Reserve Room Private Events

The Reserve Room Private Events

When the Tasting Room & Taphouse was first imagined by the team at Mount Ida Reserve we wanted to create a space for the community to enjoy the beauty the reserve while incorporating the element of hospitality that we have been perfecting for almost two decades at...

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Wicked Cool Southie Stout

Wicked Cool Southie Stout

The Wicked Cool Southie Stout recently tapped at our Tasting Room, and was made from 100% of our farm grown Violeta barley.

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Old Ironsides NEIPA

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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