I had the immense pleasure of visiting the Naked Mountain Winery in Virginia this past September. Nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia’s wine country, this winery is the perfect place to entertain family and friends. Once under the auspices of Bob and Phoebe Harper, the winery is now owned and operated by Randy and Meagan Morgan, a young couple with a deep devotion to the art of wine making.
Now, I admit I’m not much of a drinker (read: I can’t hold my liquor) but my in-laws were sweet enough to set up a double date for me and my sweetie at their favorite vineyard. So I braced myself for the series of headaches and tummy aches I knew were sure to follow dinner.
The dinner included carrot ginger soup and duck confit, followed by dessert: a warm fig crostata with vanilla ice cream. Every course was paired with a different wine, and I’m happy to say that the next day I felt perfectly fine (that’s how it goes with the highest-quality wines, so I’m told).