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Dozens are injured by an explosion at a Texas hotel yesterday,
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and the federal government urges caution for Americans overseas on the first anniversary of the embassy bombings in Africa.
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[2-shot toss to Hello][Hotel-Explosion]


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Guests of a hotel in Texas are recovering from injuries this morning after an explosion rocked the building.
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[VO-NAT]
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One person was critical burned when a fireball swept through the swimming pool of the new hotel near the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.
Dozens were injured by flying glass.
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[vo nat]
Officials believe the explosion was sparked by a maintenance worker.
The Embassy Suites manager says the pool heater had been turned off and was being serviced at the time of the explosion.
The maintenance worker received the most serious injuries.
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[Embassy-Bombings]


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The U-S State Department is urging Americans overseas to keep a low profile today.
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This is the first Anniversary of the U-S Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
The bombings killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.
US Administration officials are concerned that terrorists may strike again on the occasion of the anniversary.
The State Department says the attacks could come in response to the worldwide pursuit and apprehension of alleged associates of Osama bin Laden, who is suspected of masterminding the bombings in Africa.
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[2-11State-Drought]


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Governor Gilmore sent state officials to assess damage caused by the drought.
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[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.]


One stop was T and B farm - a poultry producer in Northwest Augusta county.
Two weeks ago a flock of turkeys had to be sold early when the water supply began to fail.
Virginia agriculture commissioner Carlton Courter says that experience is typical of farmers in drought- stricken areas.
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[IN Q=A number of these aquifers]
[SUPER=01-Carlton Courter/Va. Agriculture Commissioner]
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[OUT Q=very desperate conditions now.]
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Most drought assistance comes from the federal government.
But Courter says the state will be looking for ways to help Virginia farmers.
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[11Local-Farmers]


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Botetourt County is not on the list of Virginia Counties that have now been declared drought disaster areas. But some farmers there are suffering from affects of the drought and could use some financial assistance. Joy Sutton has more.
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(( On Oak Hill Farm most of the grass is dead because of the drought and the beef cattle can no longer feed on it.
The farm has had to compensate by feeding more hay than normal to the livestock.
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((ROY WILSON/OAK HILL FARM: WE'RE FEEDING HAY RIGHT NOW THAT SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR THIS COMING WINTER))
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Some of the cattle normally used for breeding are now being sold because of the food shortage.
And the cattle don't like to breed or eat when it's hot, they'd rather lie around in the shade.
Now about half the cattle are underweight, like this one which weighs about 3-hundred pounds less than normal.
Roy Wilson says the farm is expecting to lose about a hundred to two hundred dollars per animal.
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((ROY WILSON/OAK HILL FARM: ABOUT HALF OF OUR REVENUE IS CATTLE SALES AND THE OTHER HALF IS HAY SALES. SO WE'RE GETTING HIT WITH A DOUBLE WHAMMY))
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((NAT SOUND COW MILKING))
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Preston Wickline says the drought is also taking its toll on his cows.
His cows won't eat because of the heat and milk production is down a thousand pounds every other day.
This shortage in addition to the crop loss the farm has experienced is costing the farm thousands of dollars.
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[IN Q=The price of milk]

((PRESTON WICKLINE/BEAVER DAM FARM: THE PRICE OF MILK IS DOWN, SUCH A GREAT CROP LOSS THIS YEAR WE'LL HAVE TO BUY A LOT OF FEED. ON TOP OF THAT WITH LOST PRODUCTION, IT'S GOING TO BE SEVERAL THOUSAND 20 TO 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS))
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Both farmer says they like many other farmers in the area, would like some type of state or federal aid.
Anything to help relieve the damage the drought has taken on their farms.
Joy Sutton, News7, Botetourt County. ))















[11Fairlawn-Robbery]


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A bank in Fairlawn was robbed. Authorities say the robber went into the A-T and T Credit Union yesterday afternoon, and gave a teller a note demanding cash.
He told the teller he had a gun, but she didn't see one.
He took an undisclosed amount of money, and drove off.
No one was hurt.

[11Road-Funding]


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They head up the state's finance and transportation committees.
But the two Republicans and two Democrats who announced an emergency road funding plan yesterday were labeled "fiscally irresponsible" by Governor Jim Gilmore.
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The bi-partisan group of lawmakers was asking Gilmore to call a special one day session of the legislature, and to devote the state budget surplus to a backlog of road building projects.
That surplus is conservatively estimated at 200- million dollars.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: CLEARLY, WE KNOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH 81. WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING THERE. WE'VE GOT A BUNCH OF OTHER PROJECTS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THAT HAVE BEEN DELAYED THAT ARE CRITICAL TO PEOPLE WHO JUST GET UP AND GO TO WORK EVERY DAY. NOT NECESSARILY THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON INTERSTATE 81. AND THE SAME IS TRUE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.))
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((DEL. HARRY PARRISH/R-MANASSAS: IF WE WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE MEET IN JANUARY, WE'VE WASTED SIX MONTHS THAT VDOT COULD GO AHEAD WITH THEIR PLANNING STAGE AND START MOVING THESE PROJECTS FORWARD.))
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About 20-percent of V-DOT projects have been put on hold because of money.
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The Governor made it clear he'd be calling NO special session.
He's waiting on his own transportation commission to send him a plan.


[11Camp-Jeep]


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Thousands of Jeep owners are converging on Nelson County this weekend for the annual event known as "Camp Jeep".

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The three- day gathering is taking place on the grounds of the Oak Ridge estate.
That's where Jeep owners are learning more about their vehicles and what they're capable of doing "off road".
The Jeep 101 course teaches drivers how to safely operate their sport utility vehicles under rough conditions.
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((LOU BITONTI/JEEP MARKETING DIRECTOR: WE FELT THAT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TEACH THEM HOW TO DO IT, BE AWARE OF THE CAPABILITIES OF THE CAR AND MAYBE THAT WILL TRANSFER INTO THEIR DAILY ROUTINE OF DRIVING AND THEY'LL LEARN THINGS THAT THEY LEARNED ON THE COURSE.))
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About eight thousand Jeep owners are expected to attend the camp.
Tourism officials say every hotel room for miles around is booked.
This is the first time Camp Jeep has been held east of the Mississippi.
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[Sports-Plays]


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The WNBA had a full slate of games last night.
We start our coverage in Houston, Texas, with a matchup between the Comets and the Charlotte Sting.
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Charlotte gets on the board first as Dawn Staley drives to the hoop for the bucket.
Cynthia Cooper mirrors that play with a drive and score of her own, she knocked down 25 as Houston beats the Sting 81 to 51.
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In Phoenix the Mercury had a lot to cheer about as they blasted New York.
The Liberty's Crystal Robinson canned some outside shots in the losing effort. She gets the three here.
But the Mercury moved the ball well and notches the 13 point win beating New York 68-to-55.
[super=03-Minneapolis, MN/WNBA;]


Next we head to Minneapolis where the Lynx tried to fight off the Sparks, Angie Potthoff buries the shot for Minnesota.
But Lisa Leslie scored 29 to light a fire for Los Angeles and the Sparks beat the Lynx 77 to 59.
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Coming up in the second half hour of News 7 Saturday Morning......
The Nicaraguan government declares a state of maximum alert after a volcano erupts yesterday,
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and the President responds to the debate over the proposed tax bill.
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello][Volcano]


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Nicaragua is in a state of alert after the Cerro Negro Volcano spewed lava and ash.
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The volcano is about 70 miles northwest of the capital.
People had to flee their homes.
More than 12 hundred have now been moved from their homes - taken to schools and health centers in a neighboring town.
Cerro Negro is 29-hundred feet high and first erupted in 1867.
An estimated 17 hundred people live on the volcano's flanks, many of them farmers who are reluctant to evacuate because they do not want to leave behind livestock and crops.
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[Clinton-Taxes]


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President Clinton says the budget surplus will only happen if there is a good economic policy.
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He spoke about the proposed GOP tax cut bill during a speech he gave at the Arkansas Broadcasters Association Dinner Friday night.
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((IT'S ALL BACKWARDS. YOU KNOW, THEY'RE ALL UP THERE GIVING THE MONEY AWAY, WITH NO MEDICARE PLAN, NOTHING TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND, IGNORING THE COMMITMENTS THEY WANT TO MAKE IN EVERYTHING FROM DEFENSE TO VETERANS TO AGRICULTURE, WITH NO PROSPECT OF PAYING THE DEBT OFF.))
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Clinton says we can't even have this argument about how big the tax cut should be until we have met our fundamental obligation to our future.
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[11State-Drought]


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The drought is claiming crops and affecting livestock on farms across the country.
Yesterday, Agriculture Commissioner Carlton Courter and Deputy Commerce Secretary Josh Lief assessed the damage in Augusta County.
Joe Dashiell has more.

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[Evans-Sentence]


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Andre Evans will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two men in the streets of Bedford in 1997. Before his sentencing, Evans apologized yesterday to the families of Timothy Ray Robinson and Lorin Tyler Murphy.
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According to testimony at Evans' April trial, Robinson went looking for Evans to settle a disagreement. After bumping and threatening each other, Evans walked less than a block to his house and returned to the street corner with a Colt 45. He shot Robinson four times. Evans then went home to reload his pistol and returned to the street corner where he shot Murphy in the head.
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In April, Evans was convicted of capital murder and first degree murder. He received two life sentences for each conviction.

[11Halifax-Pound]


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Some Halifax County animal lovers say that the conditions at the local animal shelter are a hair-raising sight.
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County officials received a complaint earlier this week from a veterinarian who said she saw over-heated dogs with no food or water.
Officials investigated and said that was not true.
Now the dogs are gone. Animal control officers at the site said they were put to sleep yesterday afternoon.
Several visitors to the pound told News 7 that yesterday morning they saw the dogs still in bad condition.
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((ROSEMARY RAMSEY: NO FOOD, ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD. WATER... JUST A LITTLE BIT OF WATER AND IT WAS DIRTY. AND THERE WAS A LITTLE PUPPY THAT LOOKED TO BE ABOUT SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS OLD IN THE PIN WITH THE LARGE DOGS AND HE COULD NOT GET TO THE WATER.))
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The County Administrator calls conditions at the shelter "acceptable," but says there's room for improvement.
That's why he's calling in a veterinarian's group to make recommendations.
The county also plans to build a new pound.



[11Valley-Mattress]


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Downtown Salem's oldest store is closing after more than 50 years of business.
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Valley Mattress owners say the store is Virginia's largest mattress retailer under one roof. But to them it's just the place where they've spent most of their lives working. And now, City Councilman Mac Green and Burcelle Johnson are retiring. But not before they try to sell everything in the store.
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((BURCELLE JOHNSON/ CO-OWNER: THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE GOT IN THE STORE -- PERIOD. THAT'S THAT TOP MATTRESS.))
[SUPER=01-Burcelle Johnson/ Co-owner]
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[vo-nat] The store has changed its purpose over the years from hardware, to furniture, and finally -- mattresses. They never bought into high tech equipment and there are no computers to be found there.
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((W. MAC GREEN/CO-OWNER: WE DON'T NEED ANYTHING. TWO TELEPHONE LINES AND A COUPLE OF CALCULATORS AND SOME MANUAL TYPEWRITERS AND THAT'S OUR ELECTRONICS SERVICE DEPARTMENT.))
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The store closes its doors at the end of September.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... In sports, Steve Mason highlights one Friday Football Extra team
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[VO-NAT]
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and you can get a little taste of Italy, right here in Southwest Virginia. Kimberly McBroom tells us where in this week's Time Off

but first here are the best selling books of the week.
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[no 2 shot go straight to the bestsellers]

[soft music under][11Pitts-Accident]


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State police say two teenage girls ran away from a home for troubled kids and took a dangerous ride in a stolen car that put them in the hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


State police say the girls... a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old... were driving on Route 41 in Pittsylvania County early yesterday morning when the car ran off the road and rolled three times.
The 14-year-old was thrown 40 feet out the passenger side. She was treated for a broken jaw.
The 15-year-old driver has minor injuries.
According to state police, the girls stole the Isuzu Trooper Thursday night near the Presbyterian Home for troubled juveniles in Lynchburg.
The keys had been left inside the car.
Juvenile petitions have been filed against the teens for auto theft.
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[11Stained-Glass]


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A Smith Mountain Lake church hired a nationally known stained glass artist to create new windows --
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


and these are not your traditional dark images.
Water and boats reflect not only the Bible, but the lake community.
The artist says people see different things in the glass -- then talk about them.
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[IN Q=If you're using]

((IF YOU'RE USING VERY TRADITIONAL IMAGES, LUTHERAN SYMBOLS OR EPISCOPAL SYMBOLS OR CATHOLIC SYMBOLS, I REALLY FEEL THAT CAN PUT A LOT OF PEOPLE OFF BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO SEEM AS IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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The artist also left certain portions of glass clear to show nature and the changing weather outside.
Church members raised 28-thousand-dollars for the stained glass.
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[Villa-Appalaccia]


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Not far from the well- known Chateau Morrissette, is a much smaller winery that specializes in ITALIAN vintage.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us to Villa Appalaccia... Patrick County's own "Little Italy".

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[SUPER=01-Susanne Becker/Villa Appalaccia; :46]
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((At first glance, Villa Appalaccia winery looks like it could be a house in Tuscany...
Suzanne Becker and husband Steve Haskill created it that way...inspired by their trips to Italy.
The trips also inspired the couple to try their luck at growing Italian grapes a decade ago.
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[SOT 11:52:24]

((STEVE HASKILL/VILLA APPALACCIA: WE STARTED TO GROW GRAPES 10 YEARS AGO THIS YEAR AND WERE SELLING GRAPES TO OTHER WINERIES AROUND THE STATE. AND THEN, WE DECIDED IN 1994, IT WAS SILLY TO SELL GOOD GRAPES TO OTHER PEOPLE. WE WOULD TRY TO MAKE WINE OURSELVES. )) [RUNS:16]
Villa Appalaccia's premiere wine grapes are grown in its vineyards on the slopes of Bull Mountain in Stuart.
Virginia's climate is typically favorable for growing grapes....they're one of the few crops actually thriving in the drought conditions.
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[SOT 12:04:40 ]

((SUSANNE BECKER/VILLA APPALACCIA: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS ACTUALLY TRANSFERRING ONE BARREL TO ANOTHER. IT'S PART OF THE WINE-MAKING PROCESS TO OXIDIZE THE WINE AND THIS PROCESS ACTUALLY HAPPENS THREE TO FOUR TIMES PER YEAR BEFORE THE WINE GOES INTO THE BOTTLES.)) [RUNS:20]
It's Virginia's only winery that specializes in Italian- style vintage.
Italian wines are unique in that they're usually not "oaked", or aged in oak barrels like most wines.
Red wines take about 18- months from harvest to bottle.....white wines can be created as much as a year earlier.
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[SOT 12:06:51]

((SUSANNE BECKER/VILLA APPALACCIA: WE ARE SLOWLY GROWING. WE STARTED OUT WITH ABOUT 4,000 BOTTLES. THIS YEAR, WE ARE ACTUALLY UP TO ABOUT 20,000 BOTTLES.)) [RUNS:12]
The ultimate production goal is 36- thousand bottles a year...small in comparison to other wineries.
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[SOT 12:07:26]

((SUSANNE BECKER/VILLA APPALACCIA: WE ARE GOING TO BE SMALL BECAUSE WE WANT TO HAVE THIS AS A HANDS-ON OPERATION. WE WANT TO, STEVE AND I, TO BE PART OF ALL THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF GROWING THE WINES AND MAKING THE WINES AND ACTUALLY TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME BUY THE WINES.)) [RUNS:15]
Becker says most of their visitors try Italian wine for the first time at Villa Appalaccia...and usually savor the experience as they wash it down with assorted bread and cheeses.
The winery is open for tours and tastings Thursdays through Saturdays.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Patrick County.))
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If you'd like to test the Italian vintage on YOUR palette....
[Take Full Screen pinnacle board =4472]

you can find directions to Villa Appalaccia on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.