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Sparkling Pairing Class

Sparkling Pairing Class

Before New Year’s Eve, we celebrate at Mount Ida with our annual Sparkling Pairing Class! This year was no exception, with four unique wines paired with four delightful small bites. 

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Winter Pairings Menu Release!

Winter Pairings Menu Release!

We will be launching our new Winter Pairings Menu on Wednesday, January 15th. Chef is excited to focus on the lighter side of winter with a menu featuring a wide array of this season’s produce. Our Winter menu will offer bold and bright flavors and a balanced selection of rich and hearty with light and fresh.

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How to Saber Champagne!

How to Saber Champagne!

Opening a bottle of Champagne will always give off a sense of excitement with the quiet pop of a cork. While showy, and usually reserved for celebrations, using a saber to open a bottle has been in practice for centuries.

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Fireside Wine Dinner

Fireside Wine Dinner

On Thursday, December 5, we hosted our second annual Fireside Wine Dinner. A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us, we were thrilled to have our first completely sold out pairings dinner! 

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Coming up at Mount Ida Reserve

Coming up at Mount Ida Reserve

Looking for something fun to do this winter? Join us at the Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve for one of our upcoming house events! 

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Cooking up Creativity for our Pairing Events

Cooking up Creativity for our Pairing Events

After what felt like the longest, hottest, summer, we are so excited to be gearing up for the holiday season here at Mount Ida Reserve! All of us here at the Tasting Room are already in the holiday spirit and are looking forward to celebrating with all of our wonderful regulars and guests with our upcoming calendar of holiday events.

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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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