Unfortunately for us UVA football fans, the 2nd of October, 2010 was not the best weekend! However, it was an excellent weekend for The Virginia Shop at Barracks Road. Florida State and UVA fans were looking for gifts that reflect the local flavor, whether it was Jeffersonian, Southern hospitality or even more popular, Virginia wines. I happened to be in the shop and was ever so pleasantly greeted by Elizabeth Carras,a part-time employee (you would never know she wasn’t the proprietor with her hands on attention!) offering a tasting of two wines from Lovingston Winery, cleverly named WaHoo White and Rotunda Red! The WaHoo White consists of 57% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Chardonnay, and 7% Petit Manseng. The Rotunda Red embodies the family motto, “We bleed orange and blue, but we drink red,” this wine is a nod to their family’s two generations of UVA alums. and is a blend of 57% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 13% Petit Verdot. I really enjoyed it with the cheese straws!
The Virginia Shop was so busy, I decided to return the following afternoon for more shopping and information about their gift baskets. As I walked in, Tiffany Smith, Co Manager of the shop was assembling a gift basket for a local couple to give a friend in Northern Virginia. She explained that they do an extensive number of gift bags and baskets for weddings and events and will include items from the store as well as added off-site items.
They have UPS shipping and free local delivery within an approximately 10 mile radius are just two of the reasons to do your souvenir gift shopping here!
Don’t miss Boutique Week October 15th through the 22nd! There will be food and wine tasting all week-long plus a featured discount item daily. A great opportunity to sample some of Virginia’s finest foods and wines!
The Virginia Shop is also the home of The Virginia Wine of the Month Club. In the store they have a very nice selection of wines from our local wineries including Keswick, Veritas, Jefferson, Del Fosse, Pollak, Cardinal Point, White Hall, Kluge, Lovingston, Prince Michel and Stone Mountain!
Our local Virginia Shop is not a franchise and they work hard to take care of you however large or small your order. They also offer corporate discounts for your holiday giving!
Subscribe to Cville Uncorked and mention this blog and you will receive a 20 % Discount on wine in the month of October!
Happy Fall Everyone!
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