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Thursday, Aug. 22 | By Kipp Hanley
The Inn at Vineyards Crossing is located inside the former Barbee's Crossroads Inn, an 18th century structure in theHistoric Village of Hume that served Civil War soldiers in the 1860s. Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
Pairing wine with the appropriate food is one way to bring out the flavor of the wine, say sommeliers.

Pairing both with a historic Bed & Breakfast opportunity? That just makes good business sense, said winery owner Philip Carter Strother.

On Sept. 7, Carter and business partner and high school chum Stephen Mills will open up The Inn at Vineyards Crossing in the historic village of Hume in northern Fauquier County.

The bed and breakfast will be housed in the refurbished Barbee's Crossroads Inn, which was constructed in 1787 by Joseph Barbee.

The owner of Philip Carter Winery down the street, Strother hopes wine lovers and tourists will take advantage of his new cozy property like they do in many other wine destinations like the Napa Valley in California.

"For a fully functioning winery, you have to have a variety of different components to make it really work and be a viable business operation," Strother said. "It's the premium wine and it's also the cuisine and also the lodging."

For the complete story, pick up a copy of yesterday's Fauquier Times.
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