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Here are some recent press mentions & reviews about Ingleside (listed in alphabetical order):
Coastal Living Magazine
Ingleside was selected as one of "The Coast's Best Wine Vacations."
"Near the Chesapeake Bay, on Virginia's historic Northern Neck, Ingleside Vineyards welcomes wine vacationers to two rental cottages. The two-story Pointe at Liberty Farm home overlooks the Rappahannock River..."
Old Town Crier
Ingleside was featured in a story in Alexandria, VA's Old Town Crier entitled "Ingleside Vineyards: Still Making History" in November 2012.
"After thirty years in the Virginia Wine business, one might think awards and accolades become old hat, not so for Ingleside Plantation Vineyards. Receiving Gold and Double Gold Medals for their 2007 Petit Verdot Reserve and Petit Verdot respectively is proof positive that Proprietor Doug Flemer, Winemaker Bill Swain and the balance of the Ingleside team are not content to rest on their rich history of winemaking but continue to innovate... Wine is always about a place; Ingleside is a place rich in heritage, unique mesoclimates and high quality winemaking."
This article on wine & history getaways from Richmond Magazine offers a review of Ingleside and our vacation rentals, as well as other activities in the area.
"Established in 1980, Ingleside Vineyards has won both state and international awards for its wines… Near the vineyard are several historic sites. So there’s enough to do for a weekend as well as a day trip... With such a diversity of wines, there is something for everyone... A guided tour of the vineyard and wine cellars is free and provides an insider’s look at the winemaking process...
For those looking to indulge in a weekend getaway, sipping a glass of wine on a secluded waterfront property overlooking the Rappahannock River might sound inviting… The Pointe is a two-story river house with contemporary design offering views of the wildlife estuary. It features a loft, bedroom and a spacious deck on which to appreciate sunsets… Located on the premises of Ingleside Estate, Summerton at Roxbury Pond is a more convenient destination in terms of mileage — Ingleside Winery is within walking distance. The charming A-frame cabin offers views of Roxbury Estate Pond…"
"Ingleside Produces Standouts" – Feature article on our premium & black label series wines:
"You've probably seen the bright-blue crab on the labels of wine bottles that Ingleside Vineyards calls its Blue Crab series. Or the label with three sails that the Oak Grove-based winery has labeled its Chesapeake series... But Ingleside has another series, simply called Ingleside, that is not often seen in the Richmond market. Those are the wines that are taking Doug Flemer's winery to a new level."
Ingleside was featured in a 2008 article on 30 years of wine in Virginia.
"Doug Flemer succeeded where Thomas Jefferson failed. Flemer is proprietor of Ingleside Vineyards, one of a handful of wineries whose opening in the 1970s signaled the rebirth of the state's wine industry. Three decades later, Flemer and scores of other winemakers across the state are making wines good enough to make TJ -- a noted connoisseur of the fermented grape but a failure as a grapes-grower -- smile and, no doubt, raise a glass."
Snooth.com, the world's largest online wine destination, selected Ingleside to represent Virginia in the article "13 Original Colony Wines - Patriotic wineries for Independence Day" in July 2011.
"Ingleside Vineyards is not only one of the state's oldest and largest wineries, it also is incredibly historic. Originally a boys' school known as Washington Academy, the vineyard was also used as a garrison during the Civil War and was at one time a Virginia courthouse."
Ingleside is listed as one of "The South's Best Wineries" in Southern Living's guide to wineries around the South.
Virginia Wine Gazette
Ingleside was one of three Virginia wineries featured in the article, "Winery Weddings: Romance Rules in Virginia."
"There’s no telling how many romances have been kindled in Ingleside’s dimly lit barrel room, where white lights trail behind a private tasting bar, and tall tables are set for a private têtê ẚ têtê. The space has a medieval feel to it, making for an intimate rehearsal dinner. The white lights continue outside into the European-styled courtyard, which seats up to 300 for a catered reception."
VA Wine in My Pocket (iPhone app)
Ingleside is featured in the "Favorite Wineries" section of this popular Virginia wine iPhone app and is described as the "(Cool) Granddaddy of the Northern Neck."
Virginia Wine in My Pocket (blog & website)
"...after decades of pouring wine for passersby, the popular winery has become as much a part of the Northern Neck as blue crabs, oysters, corn and soybeans."
The Virginia Pour House blog chronicles travels through Virginia Wine Country and recently did a feature story on Ingleside entitled, "Where History and Damn Fine Wines Collide." The story offers an extensive review of Ingleside and its wines.
Pinot Grigio 2011: "The Pinot offers up aromas of pear and subtle hints of green apple, smooth crisp apple and fruit flavors, and finishes very crisp and clean. This is a PERFECT wine to pair with a variety of dishes, including seafood, some light chicken dishes, a nice salad, or even by itself.."
Sangiovese 2008: "...my FAVORITE wine from Ingleside… Instantly I could detect subtle hints of oak and dried cherry, and the palate was pleased with luscious flavors of light plum and dark cherry, medium bodied, and a finish complimented by a soft tannin structure that lingered for what seemed like minutes…"
Petit Verdot Reserve 2007: "I was actually quite impressed with floral bouquet on the nose of this Reserve, the spice flavors that carried across the palate and finish, and the tannin structure on this was perfectly balanced and round for such a robust wine. There is no wonder why this took home the GOLD Medal in the 2012 San Diego Int’l Competition, as well as a Silver in the Virginia Governor’s Cup this year."
Ingleside's Petit Verdot received a mention in an October 2012 Washington Post article on recommended Virginia wines.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast Magazine reviewed Ingleside's 2006 Pinot Grigio:
"Good acidity, balance and flavor typifies this elegant Pinot Grigio. Unlike many of the PGs on the market, this one has some depth, but it’s still soft enough to appeal to most fans of the variety. The finish lingers, too—another plus in a sea of lean, mean competitors. - 84 points"
Wine Wise with Barbara Ensrud
Noted wine journalist Barbara Ensrud writes about Ingleside wines after a 2012 industry & media tasting in Raleigh-Durham, NC in her article, "Virginia Wines visit the Triangle."
"The Petit Verdot Reserve 2007 was a big hit with the tasters, for its dark, rich black fruit flavors and fine balance. Pinot Grigio 2011 is dry, more full-bodied than many Italian versions, crisp and steely."Read the full article >
In 2012, Ingleside was named one of the "Top 3 Virginia Wine Day Trip Destinations" by Yahoo! Voices.
"Ingleside is located on the scenic Northern Neck peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay region. Production began in 1980, making this one of the older wineries in Virginia... Ingleside offers an Old World atmosphere thanks to a picturesque courtyard complete with a fountain in the center… visitors can easily spend a relaxed afternoon with a bottle of wine and some cheese from the shop."