Vine On The Waterfront

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your day goes by quickly, just like the hope of Argentina winning once Messi missed the penalty shot in last night’s Copa America final.

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This past Saturday, my boyfriend Felix and I walked approximately 8ft (I’m exaggerating, it was two whole blocks) to Oronoco Bay Park to attend an outdoor event called Vine on the Waterfront.

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Vine on the Waterfront is an event here in Alexandria that features tastes of local foods + wineries. There were so many wineries present, and I was more than ready to get to tasting!

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Tasting glasses

I’m pretty sure we sampled wine from almost every winery, and we definitely had our favorites and least favorites. Both Felix and I prefer dryer wines, and I found that the sweeter ones seemed to be in the forefront. That could be because it’s the summer, and most prefer sweet, but there were some excellent dry reds and whites. I even found a rose that spoke my language from Rogers Ford Farm Winery called Summerduck Rose. We also both enjoyed their Cabernet Sauvignon.

Here are a few of our favorite wineries from the event:

You can find a complete list of participating wineries here.

The food that we tried was just okay. We ordered a beef slider and a lobster slider from Pizzeria Uno (oddly enough, they didn’t have pizza), mainly because the line was the shortest. Even though the food didn’t seal the deal, our view during lunch did.

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A view I get to enjoy daily!

I mean, how beautiful is this? I could’ve been eating Colombian fried ants, and I would’ve been happy about it. This is the Potomac River, which has a trail running right alongside it that we walk Tuki on daily. We sat under a tree on some rocks for some shade and had lunch while listening to the band play. It was so peaceful!

Aside from the mediocre sliders, we did get to sample some other really delicious food! We had the most amazing cheese. I can’t even remember where it’s from, but it was incredible, and I’m not a huge cheese fan.

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It melted on your tongue, I swear.

We also sampled some fudge, which was good, but not mind-blowing. Maybe I’m just not the biggest fudge fan…?

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We tried blueberry cheesecake and salted caramel. The salted caramel definitely won over the blueberry.

After walking around for a bit, we noticed there was a cider booth, so we decided to see what was up with it. Cider isn’t my most favorite (again, too sweet), but we figured we’d try it anyway.

Cobbler Mountain Cellars has some of the most unique and delicious cider I’ve tasted, with flavors ranging from blackberry to orange to cinnamon, which we ended up buying!

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They were all so, so good, and the people are incredibly friendly and personable. I mean, how can you pass up buying cider that tastes like Cinnamon Toast Crunch? The answer is you can’t.

Not long after, we decided to call it and head over to a local bar to watch some soccer, but not before taking a picture to commemorate some of my favorite things: wine, being outside, and this dude.

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Vine on the Waterfront was a great event that I would definitely attend again. It was such a beautiful day to be outside and enjoying the beautiful weather here in Old Town. Plus, the wine didn’t hurt either. 😉

*I did not receive compensation for this post, and all opinions expressed are my own.

Question of the day! 

Are you a wine drinker? If so, dry or sweet? White or red?

Like I said above, I don’t enjoy sweet wines as much as others do, but if I had to choose my most favorite sweeter wine, it’d be Riesling.

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2 thoughts on “Vine On The Waterfront

  1. Thanks for writing this. I had a great time at this event and I’m glad you like the rosé and the cab sauv. That means a lot to me.
    -Johnny
    Rogers Ford Farm Winery

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