Escape the Hard Life with Life is Hard Cider

Escape the Hard Life with Life is Hard Cider

By Cindy Rinker Join the Cider Revival with a special week for cider recognition Nov. 15 through Nov. 24.  #ciderweekva. In the past few years, cider has exploded in Virginia which makes sense since the Old Dominion ranks 11th in the nation in apple production,...
Third Hill at DeMello Vineyards

Third Hill at DeMello Vineyards

By Cindy Rinker In October, Virginia Tourism celebrates wine month and it is hard to throw a wineglass in Shenandoah County without hitting a vineyard. Our typical weather, rich soil and rocky limestone underground makes this part of Virginia a haven for those looking...
Race to Shenandoah Downs

Race to Shenandoah Downs

By Cindy Rinker Strong bodies pull against the weight of the carts behind them. Manes flying, nostrils wide, sucking in as much air as possible, the horses follow behind the moving gate waiting for the moment the wings come in and the race begins. The crowd roars as...