Black Ankle Vineyards officially opened to the
public today – or at least, owners Sarah O’Herron and Ed Boyce held an
open house at their new tasting facility, which has actually been
visitors for about a month. A few hundred people showed up to see the
very “green” tasting facility – constructed mostly from materials grown
on their property – and taste some of the wines that have been creating a
lot of buzz. Foremost of these is of course the 2006 Crumbling Rock, an
impressive Bordeaux-style blend that garnered a 2.5-star rave from a
certain wine writer at The Washington Post. Black Ankle’s wines are not widely available – yet – but they are definitely worth seeking out.
For more information, see the winery’s Web site.