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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/



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.

Keswick Hall, A Wine Lover’s Delight

Keswick Hall, elegance, beauty, spectacular views, golf, recreation, excellent dining and truly a wine lover’s delight tucked beautifully in Virginia wine country at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in historic Charlottesville, Virginia. It is the favorite experience for Wine Chics photographers and friends. Whether we our on location for photography, touring the Monticello wine trail or for a getaway/vacation, it is a must-do on your travel, event and wine touring itineraries. We have photographed Keswick Hall many times and each visit offers another opportunity to share the exquisite beauty of Virginia Wine Country for the total wine lover’s experience.

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As you view our images at Keswick Hall, imagine yourself there – a stroll through the hall and grounds, a game of golf or billiards, horseback riding, and then a dip in the infinity pool, a spa visit or a sitting to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes, sunsets, high tea, dinner, a glass of wine and tour of the wine cellar as you plan your wine touring and tastings in Charlottesville.  We call Keswick Hall “a wine lover’s delight” and we think you will too!

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Tuscany in Virginia – Three Fox Vineyards

A little taste of Tuscany right in your own backyard! – Three Fox Vineyards — A return to a favorite!

“Take in the beautiful rolling hills and flower gardens from our tented al fresco terrazza, brick patio, creek-side picnic areas, hammocks, and table in the sky, or play bocce ball on our two vine-side grass courts. It’s always La Dolce Vita at Three Fox Vineyards!”


Three Fox offers a plethora of wine events, festivals, entertainment and a unique Vintner’s Circle and  award-winning wines. The 2012 Alouette Cabernet Franc: Winemaker Notes: “Our 100% estate Cabernet Franc is loaded with black cherry, berry, roasted espresso bean, and hints of mocha. Can be enjoyed now or be laid down for 10 – 15 years with proper cellaring. Excellent with a juicy steak, a fine cigar, dark chocolates, or for relaxing sipping just by itself.”

Always a favorite!

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Photography:  Copyright, JayJacy Photography ©2013-2019 All Rights Reserved

Best of Biltmore Winery

As photographers, our travels take us to many locations and one of our favorites over the last decade is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. It is the perfect place for touring, vacation, events, weddings, romantic getaways and of course, food and wine. The Biltmore Winery, nestled in the Antler Hill Village, is a favorite among wine lovers for the total wine experience. The winery tour itself is fabulous from the incredible historic wine cellars to the tasting room, wine bar and everything-wine-you-could-want shop, food, dining and demonstrations, it has it all. From their history, beautiful grounds and vistas to their wonderful wine selections, Biltmore Winery wins for the best of wine tasting and touring.  Visit our links below for wine discussions, videos and more.

Biltmore Winery

We would be remiss not to mention touring the Biltmore Estate and Gardens on your visit and lodging at the Inn on Biltmore Estate for the total wine lovers experience.  There is much to see and do at Biltmore Estate, Winery and in Asheville, NC.

Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate Winery

Wine Tasting Videos

*Photography by JayJacy Photography  – ©2013 All Rights Reserved
Pictured:  Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village and Inn on Biltmore Estate, Wine Cellars, View of vineyard from Inn on Biltmore Estate

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