Get Lost in Loudoun: Winemaking Contest

Published on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 Uploaded by: efreeman6c

"Winemaking Contest": In this episode of "Get Lost in Loudoun," our challengers arrive at Sunset Hills Vineyard, just outside Purcellville. Less than an hour west of Washington, D.C., Loudoun is known as DC's Wine Country, and is the home of 30 wineries and tasting rooms, and wine is an important part of the Loudoun tourism experience. They meet two Loudoun winemakers, Lori Corcoran of Corcoran Vineyards, and Nate Walsh of Sunset Hills, who give them an overview their wineries and of Loudoun's wine country. Sustainable agriculture and collaboration are two concepts that drive the Loudoun wine experience and are helping to establish Loudoun as the wine country to experience on the East Coast. The competition today for our challengers is to create their own unique blend of wine using three popular Loudoun varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. They'll be judged on three criteria: taste, bottle presentation, and accuracy and creativity of their presentation of their wine to a Loudoun sommelier. But, they'll only have 15 minutes to create their wine, label and their presentation, so they'll have to work fast. With Lori assisting James and Jolyn, and Nate guiding Haley and Andrew, watch to see which team toasts success. More information on the series is at Get Lost in Loudoun: A Loudoun Adventure Web Series! Getting Lost is a Good Thing!

Category ThingsToDo Tag tourism wine dc culinary virginia tasting touring loudoun Location Purcellville