John’s November Pick of the Month

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Hodder Hill

Virginia Red Wine


Glen Manor VineyardOwner Jeff White calls himself a vigneron, French for vinegrower. It’s a title that emphasizes the growing of high quality fruit with minimalist handling in the cellar. His ’07 Hodder Hill is a Bordeaux-styled blend of four reds. From its deep garnet hues to aromas and palate of black cherry, coffee and mint, this wine reflects the care taken in tending the vines. Pair with slow-roasted beef rib roast with dry mustard marinade and twice-baked potato. Drink now through 2012.

Glen Manor Vineyards is located six miles south of Front Royal at 2244 Browntown Road. The Vineyard’s property lies at the base of the Shenandoah National Park and offers visitors dramatic views of open farmland, vineyards and forest that arc up to Skyline Drive. The tasting room is opened April through November, Wednesday to Saturday, 11 AM till 5 PM, and Sunday Noon to 5 PM.  December through March, Saturday & Sunday hours only. (540) 635-6324.

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