Charlottesville's Sugarleaf Vineyards on Real Housewives of DC



For the last few months, Marc and I have been going to a different vineyard each weekend for a tasting. I generally use the Monticello Wine Trail list and recommendations from friends as a guide. As I clicked around the site last weekend, I landed on Sugarleaf Vineyards, a vineyard just south of Charlottesville. On their website, they linked to a video of some of the Real Housewives of DC cast in the Sugarleaf tasting room. Pretty neat exposure, huh? The clip reveals that one of the "Real Husbands" is a UVa graduate, as is the founder of Sugarleaf.

I haven't been to Sugarleaf (yet!), but I thought I'd share a few pictures taken last week at Veritas Vineyard, where a friend got married.




Okay, this wasn't taken at the vineyard. The ceremony was held at a nearby overlook.







Before moving to Virginia, a vineyard wedding as a foreign concept to me. I was a city girl dreamed of a city wedding. Now, I can't imagine not taking advantage of the beautiful scenery we have in this area.



Have you been to a vineyard wedding? What did you think? What's your ideal wedding location?

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  1. It looks lovely and romantic -- the BF is set on a Church wedding, but a reception at a vineyard overlooking to gorgeous mountains would be perfect!

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  2. Brian and I flew out to SF two years ago for a fall wedding at a winery in Calistoga, CA. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. http://www.hansfahden.com/

    The ceremony on the ridge of the mountain overlooked their ponds and "Monet garden." The reception took place in their volcanic cave. Gah!!!

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  3. I would love to attend a beautiful vineyard wedding! Fingers are crossed that (not yet engaged) bff has one. My husband and I knew from the get-go that our wedding had to be down the shore. It is just 'us' to be near the beach. Ended up getting married in 100 yr old elephant and the reception was right on the bay.

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  4. The perfect location for a wedding?
    the choice for this mermaid would be the Florida Gulf coast of course..
    the sugary white sands and emerald waters beckon a sunset wedding..
    we will renew our vows there once we relocate there from the mile high city...
    warm sandy hugs..
    Loui♥

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  5. Veritas is such a beautiful place for a wedding! We looked there but it was booked on our date...so out to Prospect Hill we went! Veritas, King Family and Barboursville are my favorite Cville wineries...haven't made it to Sugarleaf yet!

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  6. The ideal wedding location is the one that means the most to you and your significant other! My husband and I tied the knot at the Michigan State University Alumni Memorial Chapel. We both met at MSU during grad school and so the campus meant a great deal to us; plus it helped immensely that the grounds are gorgeous and so beautiful pictures were quite easy to come by. Jeanine, when are you getting married??? ;-)

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  7. Such a beautiful spot! Vineyards do make great wedding spots and gorgeous photos :)

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  8. Oh, I'm envious that you and Marc go to wineries on the weekend. My boyfriend doesn't drink, so I don't get to go to vineyards much anymore. I'm super stoked because my Richmond girls and I are going out to Veritas and White Hall in September.

    I played at a wedding at Veritas once, and it was a beautiful event. I'd love to be married at a vineyard like that. Of course he has to ask me first. ;)

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  9. PS: If you're ever in northern VA near Front Royal, you must go to Linden vineyards. It's a small operation, but one of the oldest - and in my opinion, far and away the best in the state.

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  10. Holy beautiful! I would love to get married there.

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  11. My sister's reception was at Jefferson Vineyards. The rehearsal dinner, which they had at the Carter Mountain Orchard, was even better. It has such a wonderful view from up there. Veritas looks gorgeous!!

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  12. I love the idea of hitting a different winery each weekend. I might have to do that myself...

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  13. I once went to a wedding on the beach at sunset on the big island of Hawaii which was amazing for its beauty. However, the best wedding was that of my daughter-by-marriage. She converted to Jewish Orthodoxy and her wedding was absolutely joyous. And...I got the first dance with the bride as her honorary mother at the event.

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  14. Your title is misleading which is unfortunate to the owners of Sugarleaf Vineyards. You should of named it My Friends Wedding and use the name of the vineyard. I guess you had to do it so people could read your article.

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  15. Mona, there are plenty of places to view the video from Real Housewives...and places to learn proper English grammar (unfortunate to?).

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  16. Where was this overlook?  That's such a beautiful view.

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