Nar­mada Win­ery un­veils ‘LOVE’ Sign for 50th an­niver­sary of ‘Vir­ginia is for Lovers’

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Nar­mada Win­ery, a bou­tique vine­yard and win­ery in Amissville, will be in­stalling and un­veil­ing their new “LOVE” sign dur­ing the month of Au­gust.

The sign is be­ing in­stalled to honor 50 years of the “Vir­ginia is for Lovers” cam­paign by the Vir­ginia Tourism Board.

“This cam­paign has driven a lot of tourism to thou­sands of parks and busi­nesses over the last half-cen­tury, in­clud­ing to winer­ies,” says Sudha Patil, owner and wine­maker. “Our sign is one of hun­dreds all over the state that show how pas­sion­ate Vir­gini­ans are about Vir­ginia.”

More than any­thing, Sudha ex­presses her grate­ful­ness to those that made this sign a re­al­ity.

“The Vir­ginia Tourism Board has been a won­der­ful pro­moter to this cam­paign,” she says. “They are also giv­ing us a grant to help with the cost of the sign. I want to thank Brian Ed­wards and his com­pany ‘Sky’s the Limit Con­struc­tion, LLC,’ for build­ing the sign and in­stalling it.

“Our Wine Club mem­ber, Patty Rice, de­signed many of the paint­ings that are in­cor­po­rated into the art­work on the sign. I am also thank­ful for John Kier­nan and his com­pany Blue Line Stu­dios for paint­ing the sign with Patty’s de­signs. Golden Rule Builders has also been a great sup­porter of the project.”

The sign will be of­fi­cially un­veiled at a rib­bon cut­ting next Fri­day, Au­gust 23rd, at noon. Light re­fresh­ments will be served.

“Com­mu­nity is very im­por­tant to us,” Sudha con­tin­ues. “That is where all of this LOVE comes from!”

Fronting Route 211, Nar­mada’s vine­yards were planted in 2005. The win­ery it­self is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary. Wine­maker Sudha Patil com­bines her back­ground in chem­istry with a sen­si­tive palate to cre­ate food-friendly wines that are sub­tle and grace­ful.

Visi­tors re­mark of the gra­cious south­ern hos­pi­tal­ity from Sudha and the win­ery’s staff.

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