Notes From the Winemaker - December 2nd, 2013


 Best wishes to all for a great holiday season, when we hope to welcome you personally here. I'm happy to announce special plans, including a very inviting discount at the Inn and Cottages, to make your visit even more rewarding.

Our seasonal discount rates for estate accommodations are exceptional. Every Friday throughout December and continuing through March 7th, 2014, excluding only Valentine's Day, we will be offering a stay in any accommodation available in our 1804 Inn or Cottages, at one-half the applicable rate, to an individual or couple dining that evening at Palladio Restaurant. We wish to make the pleasure of an end-of-week evening at Palladio more convenient for distant visitors, and possibly more romantic for all. Please do take advantage of this welcome, to spend an evening in the quiet warmth of the estate. To reserve with our Innkeeper, please call (540) 832-5384; and for dinner, please call Palladio at (540) 832-7848.

The Tasting Room's annual Open House will be held both Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm. No reservation is necessary and there is no fee for the wine tasting. What a great occasion to enjoy a tasting of our new Brut Cuvée 1814, in white or rosé, which has just been selected as the House Sparkling Wine by The Inn at Little Washington. There will also be handsome treats available from Palladio Restaurant and, as you'd expect, a welcoming fire in the hearth.

 Our menu for New Year's Eve is more than a culinary climax of a great year at Palladio Restaurant. It's a launching, too, into a new calendar of exciting dining. Don't miss, for example, the course of fresh, handmade pasta with black Burgundy truffles, shaved tableside, to be paired with Nebbiolo Reserve 2008. Book as many seats as you can, while they remain available. Reserve, of course, black tie optional, at (540) 832-7848.All of us at the estate would like to express our gratitude to you for your support through another wonderful year, and our hope for the best in your holidays. We hope we can play a part in your happiest celebrations.