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The simple art of tasting wine

In our last blog, we discussed expanding your knowledge and improving your wine consumption techniques to increase your enjoyment of October One Vineyard’s wine. We discussed the concept of knowing …

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Are you getting the most out of your October One Vineyard wine?

Wine doesn’t contain its meaning entirely within itself. You bring that to it through your knowledge and fantasy. ~ Sir Roger Scruton. This quote from the English philosopher and author …

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Vineyard Vines full of red grapes for the Virginia Wine Club

Yes! October One Vineyard wins the Best Red Vinifera award! Wait, what is vinifera?

We were all dressed up and at the Loudoun Wine Awards dinner at the beautiful Lansdowne Resort main ballroom. The room was buzzing with excitement. The lights were low, and …

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October One Vineyard Leesburg Wine Tasting Shop Interior Photo with Dog Artwork and Wine Bottles Displayed behind the counter

Visit, Taste, and Share…..Check out our wine menu!

Visit, Taste, and Share….In addition to our O1V single vineyard, single varietal award wining wines, we have enhanced our menu to include interesting and awesome wine from all over the …

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October One’s Most Planted Grape

 Viognier. It’s a hard word to read. It’s a hard word to say. That is, unless you have ever had Loree Rupy walk you through it. VEE. Go ahead. Say …

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Sunrise at October One Vineyards

How does a winery without a tasting room distribute their wine?

“Wine Without Walls” is pretty easy to understand at its most basic level. October One Vineyard does not have a tasting room. It brings the vineyard – and the bottles …

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Post 1 October One Vineyard Grapes in the Field with Barbed Wire

The Power of One

There’s a power in the number one. Some say it’s a symbol of unity, of the universe, and is the source of all numbers – a foundation, if you will. …

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Bob Rupy and Loree Rupy at the Leesburg Farmer's Market selling their wine, O1V

Keeping the Commitment

  When it came to proposing to Loree all those years ago, Bob had a plan. He was going to ask Loree’s dad for permission. They would drive to a …

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Fruit for Thought

Conversations and musings sometimes having to do with wine.

Walkin’ Around With Poop In My Hand

2020 was characterized too many as a pandemic pause. Of course it was tragic, scary, depressing, boring, frustrating, horrific, and sad also. My prayers go out to all that lost love …

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20 Degrees

  Im in the North Carolina High Country in July. Good friends bought a cabin here 3 years ago. They spend a couple months here every year and I try …

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Who Knew?

Who Knew? Maybe You? When I read, I traditionally choose historical fiction. This way I can educate or remind myself of the historical messages gone by and enjoy my story. …

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Good Pop, Bad Pop

Pop! A sudden noise that resounds of gaiety or fear and dread. Or perhaps a physical thing? Growing up in the mid-west we had big box stores similar to Target …

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Branching Out

Do you know why grape vines are trellised and pruned in certain ways? Well, I don’t know a heck of a lot about it either but apparently, it is important …

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