Virginia winemaking: Between the vine and the table

Chambers follows the last of the wine as it snakes through the tube that carried it all into the bottling trailer. (WTOP/Heather Brady)

Heather Brady, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – As the weather begins to warm in the D.C. area, thoughts turn to weekend getaways and nearby adventures.

With the region’s proximity to Virginia’s wine country, visits to local wineries and vineyards are often top of mind as a way to relax and unwind.

WTOP’s Heather Brady ventured to Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyard near Front Royal, Va. to explore how wine made in the commonwealth goes from large barrels stored in the basement to the aesthetically pleasing bottles from which their tastings are poured.

The winery partnered with Virginia Wine Bottling, one of the area’s more popular bottling companies, to bottle some of its whites in late March.

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