Is it possible to write a blog post in 2020 and be able to avoid the mention of the words social distancing?
Our local vineyards and wineries have suffered the devastating effects of two freezes late in Spring as well as the impact of shutting down facilities during the Covid-19 virus. It has been a trifecta impact on the agricultural community in central Virginia as well as other places.
“I grew strong I will survive“ sung out by Gloria Gaynor, could be the mantra of 2020 for the wine industry in Virginia. Since 2014 Todd & Sarah Zimmerman have been owners of Seven Oaks Farm and have done an amazing job of establishing Septenary as one of the “go to” wineries in the Charlottesville/ Crozet area. We visited once and joined immediately! Great wine club!
In addition to having a great venue for outdoor social distancing with multiple options of shaded picnic tables and seating for 2-4 in comfy rattan chairs and tables, the Zimmermans seized the opportunity to bring winemaker and former graduate of UVA, Corry Craighill on board. Corry was named Loudoun County Winemaker of the Year in 2019.
With experience in South Africa, France, Australia, New Zealand and Oregon, as well as Northern Virginia, she returns to Crozet and Greenwood and we are excited to see her results at Septenary.
Come out (reservations not required and no children please) and sip wine with a picnic option (we did!) shaded under magnolia trees with a view of the vineyard. Come out and support our local wineries-they appreciate your support and welcome you personally. Ask for Paige if you can-he’s great!
Happy Father’s Day Dads!