We are ardent traditionalists in the Virginia wine industry.
We grow over 95 percent of the grapes we use – meticulously hand tended and managed using the most diligent step-by-step process we can. You will see our primary and largest vineyard as you enter the property, and while you sit out on our patios enjoying our wines. Over the past 18 years we have changed virtually every element of our growing regimes, seeking to find and use methods that work best at our locations – and which we continue to tweak in pursuit of continuous improvement.
Viticulture in Virginia is a complicated business. We battle frosts in the spring, high heat and humidity in the summer, hurricanes in the fall and a range of mildews, rots and other diseases and insect pests all season long. Yes, fall harvest days are our favorite days of the year!
We are proud to give walking tours of both the vineyard and the winery (depending on season). Tours are included with group tastings and Private Events, and are available for individual wine tasters as staff time permits.