Winter At The Winery – 2013

December, 2013 On the mountain, we have a micro-climate that is different from lower altitudes - we get fog, ice and snow when no one else does and we get more of everything. The vineyard has already been covered with…

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Mulling through the holidays

  • December 21, 2013

Loudoun Times Mirror - Dec 2013 - by Trevor Baratko The perfect holiday recipe has nothing to do with gingerbread men or pumpkin pie or a roast turkey. It's all about Bing Crosby's crisp melodies accompanied by a crackling fireplace…

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Twin Oaks Tavern Winery won GOLD!

"Big News!" Twin Oaks Tavern Winery won GOLD at the Beverage Tasting Institute's October 10, 2013 Competition, scoring a 92 (Exceptional) for Donna Evers' 2012 Twin Oaks Chardonnay: "Twin Oaks Tavern Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Virginia $21: Golden color. Rich aromas…

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Observer Newspaper (Virginia) Interview

The Observor, July 2014 Answers to your questions — Although we didn’t open the tasting room until 2009, we planted the vineyard in 2000 and had our first harvest in 2002, which is also the first time I made wine.…

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Bottling Day at the Winery

April, 2013 On April 28th the bottling van with the assembly line arrived at Twin Oaks. Our workers were waiting for it and many friends showed up to pitch in - and work hard! Our goal was to bottle 530…

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Winter on the Mountain

  • February 19, 2013

February, 2013 Overnight on Friday, February 15, it snowed on the mountain, so that the ground was lightly covered and every branch of each tree was delicately outlined in white. But, this winter wonderland was limited to the altitudes above…

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TOTW Blog for January 2013

January, 2013 Happy New Year! We just got back from France and here is a photo of me at Clos Montmartre, a vineyard the size of a city block high on a hill near Sacre Coeur Cathedral in Paris. The…

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Chardonnay Harvest 2012

  • September 20, 2012

September, 2012 Our chardonnay harvest happened fast, since we decided on the morning of September 1st to pick the grapes. The prospect of rain and overcast skies for the next ten days helped us make our decision. Next, we worked…

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