Keri’s Favorite Virginia Winery Teaming Up with Jeanne’s Favorite DC Restaurant

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I’m super excited about an opportunity coming up in Washington, DC July 8! Jeanne’s favorite restaurant in DC (now Dino’s Grotto in Shaw) is hosting a wine dinner with my favorite winery in Virginia.

Heels First at Glen Manor Vineyard

I first visited Dino’s in their new location a few weeks ago during a frequent traveler meetup with Jeanne. I was thrilled to see that Glen Manor Vineyards was among the many good wine by the glass options they offered.

Dino's in Shaw Glen Manor Wine Menu

This started a twitter conversation among the four of us, the outcome being a wine pairing dinner on July 8.

If you love really good Italian food made with locally-sourced ingredients and really good Bordeaux style wine, as well as extremely friendly owners and other foodies, you should definitely purchase tickets! I was even more thrilled to see that it’s limited to 5 seatings of 12 people, so you’ll have many opportunities to talk to both the winemaker and owner of Dino’s.

Jeanne is in love with their duck fat potatoes (I am too for that matter), although I was recently captivated by their summer offering of crispy pork belly with strawberries. Yum!

Restaurant in DC, Italian Restaurant in DC

Dino's in Shaw Pork Belly Strawberries

Perhaps I will see you there!


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  1. Erik

    June 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I loved Dino when it was up in my neck of the woods! Sounds like I’ll have to make a trip over to shaw and also check out Glen Manor next time I’m in Virginia. Have you ever been to Chateau O’brien winery in markham Virginia? They make some amazing reds.

    • Jeanne Marie Hoffman

      June 24, 2014 at 11:31 am

      I’m a huge fan of their reds! I’ve got a couple of bottles in the house.

  2. Jane S

    June 26, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hmm, sounds like you need to travel a little further south in Virginia. Veritas Vineyards, exit 107 on I-64 is wonderful. Great food, wonderful views and in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains close to the Parkway.

    Also, try Blenheim Vineyards in Charlottesville. This vineyard is owned by Dave Matthews and you never know when he is going to pop in.

    Lots os wonderful vineyards along Central Virginia’s Wine Trail including the award winning Barboursville Vineyard

    • Keri Anderson

      June 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      I have been to many wineries around Charlottesville area, and still prefer Glen Manor, but I’ve not tried the ones you’ve mentioned so will be sure to check them out. I love getting new recommendations!

  3. Dave

    July 2, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Sounds awesome! Just purchased two tickets for 1730. Looking forward to trying these wines with some great food.

    • Keri Anderson

      July 2, 2014 at 1:58 am

      Awesome, I’m at a later seating but hopefully we’ll overlap and can compare notes!

  4. Dave D

    July 9, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Just got back from the dinner! The wine and food were just awesome! Great info from both Dean along with Jeff and his wife. Thank you so much for tweeting about this!

    • Keri Anderson

      July 9, 2014 at 1:16 am

      So glad you enjoyed! Currently working my way through all the wonderful courses 🙂

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