It’s That Time Again! Magical Sunset on The Vines

Prince Michel at Carter Mountain 

Copyright JacyJoyPals Photography 2013 for Wine Chics - All Rig

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“Madison County’s Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery  www.princemichel.com has held a dominant presence in Virginia for over 27 years.   Prince Michel has been using Carter Mountain grapes to create their award-winning wines for years.”1/

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“He bringeth forth grass for the cattle; and green herb for the service of men; That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man; and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen a man’s heart.”2/

“Embrace me then, ye Hills, and close me in;
Now in the clear and open day I feel
Your guardianship; I take it to my heart;
‘Tis like the solemn shelter of the night.
But I would call thee beautiful, for mild,
And soft, and gay, and beautiful thou art
Dear Valley, having in thy face a smile
Though peaceful, full of gladness. Thou art pleased,
Pleased with thy crags and woody steeps, thy Lake,
Its one green island and its winding shores;
The multitude of little rocky hills,
Thy Church and cottages of mountain stone
Clustered like stars some few, but single most,
And lurking dimly in their shy retreats,
Or glancing at each other cheerful looks
Like separated stars with clouds between.
What want we? have we not perpetual streams,
Warm woods, and sunny hills, and fresh green fields,
And mountains not less green, and flocks and herds,
And thickets full of songsters, and the voice
Of lordly birds, an unexpected sound…”3/

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1/ Prince Michel Vineyards
1/ The Prayer Book, 1662
2/ William Wordsworth, Home At Grasmere

Our original post from 2013 is missing its Likes, FB & Twitter — they disappeared so we have reposted it again.

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5 thoughts on “It’s That Time Again! Magical Sunset on The Vines

  1. caspernick March 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM Reply

    I have passed this winery many times on our annual trek to North Carolina, perhpas I should make the effort to organize a visit!
    Ps. What lens did you use for this shot? It is stunning…

  2. Admin March 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM Reply

    Thank you “Caspernick” for your kind comment. This image was shot at the Prince Michel Carter Mountain location and the views are truly stunning. We shot many images that day using our Canon 5dMarkII, Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L-II
    and Zeiss T* 2,8/15. It is an HDR/DRI image.

    • Anonymous March 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM Reply

      Thank you for sharing this truly beautiful image of our beloved Carter Mountain. We at Prince Michel Wine Shop at Carter Mountain are blessed every day to share our wines with you in this incredible setting. You have captured a magical shot! Please come see us in 2013. We open on March 30th. Look under “Events” on our FB page to see a listing of hours and events. Thank you again.
      Pam Gower/ Prince Michel Winery

      • Admin March 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM

        Thanks so much Pam! It was our pleasure and we look forward to many beautiful days on both Carter Mountain and Leon enjoying your feast of wines and activities. It is always a joy and wonderful wine experience!

  3. AdminJPN September 24, 2015 at 11:22 AM Reply

    Our original post from 2013 is missing its Likes, FB & Twitter — they disappeared so we have reposted it again. A beautiful time of the year is upon us once again for photographing the vineyards and fall foliage!

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