Tag Archives: Virginia Wine

Early Mountain Vineyards makes a case for Virginia wine

Steve and Jean Case threw a grand opening party for their Early Mountain Vineyards winery on Saturday, showcasing their renovated property and their innovative vision for promoting not just their own wines, but Virginia’s best from other producers as well. … Continue reading

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Yeah, Kluge’s gone. So what?

Is the Patricia Kluge saga finally over? Let’s hope so, for our sake as well as hers. The New York Post reported Monday that Patricia Kluge is no longer working at the winery she built into the largest in the … Continue reading

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On the Kojo Nnamdi Show

I’m thrilled to be taking the local wine message to the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM today, Wednesday April 18, at 12 noon ET.  The Kojo Show is local to the DC radio market, but of course anyone … Continue reading

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An early spring buds hope, and uncertainty

Author’s note: After I wrote this column for The Washington Post about how local vintners were anxious about the early spring weather, but before it was published, warnings went out about a potential killer frost last weekend along the Piedmont … Continue reading

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The Winemaker’s Hands 1: Jefferson Vineyards

When I meet winemakers, I always want to look at their hands. Winemaking is literally a “hands-on” profession, and I find that the calluses, the stains, the rawness of their hands speaks wonders about their craft. These are the hands … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is: Glen Manor Hodder Hill 2009

With the Oscars this Sunday, the Virginia wine industry gave out its own top honors in Richmond tonight, with the Governor’s Cup for best wine going to a newcomer – Glen Manor Vineyards, for its 2009 Hodder Hill red blend. … Continue reading

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Virginia wine updates: Sweely’s new name, and an honor for Breaux

The worst kept secret in Virginia wine is now official: Sweely Estate winery, purchased last summer by Steve and Jean Case of America Online fame, will be renamed Early Mountain Vineyards, with a grand opening scheduled for later this spring. … Continue reading

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