Charlottesville Winery Guide, Introduction: Andrea Saathoff


Introduction

Andrea E. Saathoff

 

In the thirty years since my husband and I arrived in Charlottesville, I have been amazed at how this area has grown and changed.  Of all the changes, perhaps the most extraordinary has been the development of the Virginia wine community.   Our region is now a top destination for wine lovers, as well as for those who simply enjoy the ambiance of a small, beautiful university town, rich in history.

My own introduction to the Virginia wine industry came in a circuitous way. When one of our children married, we wanted to surprise the new couple with a chauffeured vintage limousine ride from the University Chapel.  Without any local options available, we were delighted when a family friend offered to drive the bride and groom in his vintage limousine. The car and the experience were wonderful.  After the nuptials, I decided to make a business providing gracious service in beautiful vintage cars for weddings.  The response was overwhelming.

Because area vineyards are some of the best venues in the country for weddings and celebrations, it wasn’t long before people began asking if we would drive them out in modern vehicles for a day of wine explorations. Through referrals, word of mouth and people simply coming up to admire the beautiful cars at events, Blue Ridge Wine Excursions has become the top provider of private wine tours in the region ... (continued)

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