Nelson County, Virginia
The weather was perfect and many local wineries and breweries were busy now getting ready for the summer season ahead. St. Patrick’s Day was spent in proper style bottling over a thousand cases of wine at Cardinal Point in Afton. “This is all 2009 vintage, so everything is harvested this past September,” says Tim.
“These are local volunteers that get paid in wine. Most have worked before so it’s like the A-Team. But I always say they’re the A-Team,” Tim laughs.
Head down the road a few miles from Cardinal Point and head brewmaster, Jason Oliver at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, was busy brewing beers for the upcoming spring and summer season. “The summer haze will come back. That was one of our summer beers last year. It blew me away with its popularity,” says Jason.
“Since the beginning to this point I’ve probably done about 1600 kegs worth, Jason continues. Jason’s first batch was done on Halloween 2008.
Be looking for more great wines and beers from all of Nelson’s wineries and breweries this summer. Can’t wait!