Food

Holiday Goodies: By the Barrel

Ever dreamed of creating your own wine? Virginia’s Vint Hill Craft Winery, 45 minutes from DC, is selling the chance to micromanage the production of a barrel. Prices start at $6,000, or about $20 a bottle. The winery encourages friends to share the cost, a sort of enological timeshare.

A barrel can be bought anytime, but the action heats up in August in anticipation of the fall harvest. An enologist educates novice vintners on the selection of barrels, grapes, labels, and processing options. Web cams keep wine lovers in the loop.

7150 Lineweaver Rd., Warrenton; 703-991-0191; vinthillcraftwinery.com.

 

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

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