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Luxury Cars and Vineyard Tours in Charlottesville

Recently I was invited to visit the King Family Vineyard in Crozet, Virginia to experience a luxury event courtesy of Lexus. I was hosted at the event. Since I have been on several Charlottesville vineyard tours this was an easy yes for me.

The stars of the show were the Lexus LS sedan and Lexus LX SUV. I was impressed by the comfort and luxury features of the two vehicles.
No, we didn’t get to drive them. There was a little bit of wine, and no driving at all.

And that’s the beauty of the partnership between Lexus of Richmond and Cville Tours. You can experience the luxury of Lexus while being chauffeured in a new 2019 Lexus LS or LX on one of three culinary tours.

The Lexus LS sedan and Lexus LX, luxury SUV. Photo credit: Stuart Holman @studigs

Frank, the vineyard cat. Photo credit: Stuart Holman @studigs

Some lovely travel writers, influencers, and me sipped spritzers, did a wine tasting, sampled some delicious hors d’oeuvres, and learned about the partnership between Lexus of Richmond and Cville Tours.

Wine Tasting at King Family Vineyards

The venue for our event was King Family Vineyard in Crozet (it rhymes with rose’.)

The vineyard was so easy to find. It’s right off Interstate 95 near Charlottesville, but it feels so secluded. The view is all fields you can ride a horse through and low, green hills wreathed in mist. It was magical.

We had a tasting of some of King Family Vineyard’s most popular wines, including a crisp Chardonnay and my favorite, Meritage. Make sure to say it like “heritage” and not in a fancy, French way like I did.

Photo credit: Stuart Holman @studigs

Delicious snacks, and very thoughtful gluten-free choices for me! Photo credit: Stuart Holman @studigs

Photo credit: Stuart Holman @studigs

Taste of Luxury Tours

The Lexus and Cville Tours are running from May through November. You can choose among three tours focused on amazing culinary experiences.

One of the King Family Vineyards event spaces. Great for parties, weddings, and whatnot. Photo credit: Stuart Holman @studigs

In the Behind the Scenes Vineyard Tour you can explore three Charlottesville-area wineries guided by a wine expert where you’ll learn everything about the winemaking technique–tastings included!

If you select the Vineyard Horseback Riding with VIP Wine Tasting Tour, you’ll go on a 90-minute horseback ride (the horses looked friendly) at one vineyard and a tasting of specially selected wines.

For the Gearhart Chocolate Experience, you’ll be guided through a one-hour tasting via Facetime with chocolatier Tim Gearhart. You’ll also learn how to dip chocolate and roll truffles. I’m not sure of the wine situation for that one, but with literally a hundred vineyards in the area you can’t swing a truffle without being able to find wine.

Any of these tours would be an amazing fun getaway for friends, or a romantic trip with your partner.

Photo credit: Stuart Holman @studigs

Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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Tuesday 18th of June 2019

What a terrific event! I love Lexus they are so luxurious and really dependable as well.


Tuesday 18th of June 2019

Lexus + wine = the perfect day. Sounds like heaven. Looks like it too!


Tuesday 18th of June 2019

Sounds wonderful! Looks fantastic.

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