Breaking Away to Virginia and Maryland Wineries
Wine, food and travel writer Elisabeth Frater has produced the first book in the "Washington Weekends" series, Breaking Away to Virginia and Maryland Wineries.
For the weekend traveler or wine novice, this beautifully designed book is a lively introduction to the region and to winery visits, offering ideas for weekend getaways and tips for getting the most out of a winery experience. This authoritative guide offers information about the vineyards, wines, as well as directions, hours of operation, contact information, and a list of those wines most highly recommended by the author.
For those already familiar with Virginia and Maryland wine country, Breaking Away to Virginia and Maryland Wineries is rich in detail about the people and places at the heart of the industry, offering insights about the top winemakers, techniques, and varietals in the region. Sprinkled throughout are sidebars on interesting topics that enrich the reader's wine experience and highlight special places and activities in the area including barrel tasting, artisan cheeses, and horseback riding. Included are useful maps, the best winery wedding sites, places to stay and an 'aroma wheel' that enhances the tasting experience.