Afton Mountain Vineyards: A Blue Ridge Beauty
Elizabeth and Tony Smith have had ties in Charlottesville for most of their lives. They both grew up there, attended high school and college there, and were married at the University of Virginia chapel. After moving to coastal Virginia for a bit, their bond with the Blue Ridge Mountains pulled them back and led them to eventually purchase After Mountain Vineyards in 2009.
Philip Carter Winery: The Founding Family of American Wine
Philip Carter Winery: The Founding Family of American Wine™Hume, VirginiaEst. in 2008 The legacy of the Philip Carter family dates back to the 1700s; October […]
Atheling Meadwords: From Beowulf to Beehives
When Atheling Meadworks owner Stephen Ausband was young, his life was filled with fantasy, monsters, and stories for the ages. His father was a university English professor and would often read books aloud to his son, such as the tale of Beowulf. The idea of the king’s beautiful and mighty mead hall being saved from the maniacal monster piqued his interest, and that interest led him down a honey-sweetened path.