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...
2017 Rosé & 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottling

2017 Rosé & 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottling

Last week we moved away from bottling our white wines to darker hues with our 2017 Rosé and our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Nothing says spring and summer sipping like a light rosé! Our 2017 vintage was made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, giving the wine their trademark...
Viognier & Moonlight White Blend Bottling

Viognier & Moonlight White Blend Bottling

This week was our first bottling of the new year! While our 2017 reds will continue to age in barrels, our brighter white wines are nearing completion in their aging process. To kick off 2018, we have started with our Viognier and our Moonlight White Blend. 2017 was...

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