Wine of the Month: 2017 High Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine of the Month: 2017 High Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

In honor of the new year and new beginnings, we are launching a new Wine of the Month feature! Each month we will highlight one of our favorite Mount Ida wines; perhaps a soon to be sold out favorite, or a sneak peek of a not yet released vintage. We will present...
2020 Holiday Wine Guide

2020 Holiday Wine Guide

Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect wine to pair with your Christmas feast, to stock up on sparkling to ring in the New Year (and celebrate the END of 2020, am I right?), or looking for a bottle or two to gift so that you and your loved ones can share a toast...
Warm Wine for Winter Months

Warm Wine for Winter Months

Mulled wine is popular around this time of year to keep the winter chill at bay, but many do not know the long history of mulled wine around the world. In the early 2nd century, Roman armies would warm their wine to help survive the cold winters, and as time went on,...
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. The class was an opportunity for us to showcase our two sparkling wines, Over...
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. The practice is believed to have originated in...
Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Wine and beer have had a long history with All Hallows Eve and Dia de Los Muertos. The tradition has long been celebrated to respect those who have passed. Oferendas are used to display and honor loved ones gone, often with the individuals’ favorite food and...
NEW RELEASE: Petit Manseng

NEW RELEASE: Petit Manseng

We are excited to announce the release of our 2018 Petit Manseng! Now available by the glass or bottle. Originating from Basque in southwest France, Petit Manseng has historically been vinified into sweet white wines as a digestif or to pair with dessert. Typically...
Christmas Pairings

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...
Cabernet Franc

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...
Chardonnay Harvest

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! ——– Harvest is...

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