We are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

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Beautiful view this morning of a rainbow starting at the putting green, spanning over Maples Restaurant and into the lake on hole 10.  Its a bit breezy and soggy here but we were spared from the torrential downpours and flooding that our neighbors are suffering.  We are looking forward to resuming our normal weather for this time of year by tomorrow!!  Thankfully next week’s forecast looks perfect with temps around 65 and (most importantly) NO RAIN!!!

Wine Country Times Two

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One of the great perks of living here at Olde Mill is the proximity to some of the best wines the east coast has to offer.  Here in southwest Virgina, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by big name wineries like Chateau Morrisette, Villa Appalachia, Stanburn, and Attimo.  These all have very distinct styles that vary greatly from one another.  With this in mind, you are sure to find a style that suits your palate. That’s not all, fellow wine connoisseurs.  Olde Mill is also located just miles from North Carolina’s most highly touted wine growing region, the Yadkin Valley.  Just down the road from us you will find top rated wineries like Shelton, Round Peak, and Old North State.  How lucky are we?!  You could spend the better part of a week exploring all these wineries and the dozens others I haven’t mentioned in our region.  This truly is wine country. I had the opportunity to get involved in the wine making process with Ben Webb of Old North State in Mt. Airy, NC.  This was a chance to combine the taste of a chef and a wine maker and put them into one delicious wine.  After many, many attempts at we consider a great blend, Blue Ridge was born.  This is a blend of Cab Franc, Malbec, and a very unique grape Tannat.  Tannat really showcases the flavor profile of this region.  Ben and I were pleased to see this special blend take the silver medal at the 2011 Bud Break Wine Festival for premium red wines.  It really just confirmed to Ben and I that we had really put together something special.  I hope that you can enjoy some of this medium bodied, slightly dry red gem before it is all gone.  That’s the thing about wine, each one is unique, and when it is gone, it is gone forever!  That’s why we keep exploring and tasting the newest releases from all the fantastic wineries this region has to offer.

Chef and Wine maker

Chef and Wine maker

Our silver medal winning blend of Cab Franc, Malbec, and Tannat

Our silver medal winning blend of Cab Franc, Malbec, and Tannat

Cheers!

Chef Ed

Overlook Condominiums Grand Opening

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After a long, hot summer, a cooler wind is beginning to blow. The kids are heading back to school. And we’ve added the final touches to the Overlook Condominiums at Olde Mill. These completed Mountain Craftsman-style residences mark the official transition of Olde Mill from resort to resort-style community.

We invite you to join us at Olde Mill on Saturday, September 10th for a family-friendly celebration as we introduce these finely-crafted residences along with new and upgraded community amenities. Please see attached invitation for details. Come enjoy the Olde Mill lifestyle for an afternoon and see if it doesn’t entice you to stay a bit longer.

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