August 22, 2014

Look for the Virginia Label (just not quite yet)


by: Frank Morgan photography by: Molly McDonald Peterson   That bottle of wine in your hands proudly proclaiming its local provenance may not be quite what it seems. It is, perhaps, the dirty little secret of winemaking. Virginia’s Alcoholic Beverage Control rules allow “Virginia wine” to contain up to 25 percent juice from grapes grown […]


Artisanal & Accessible


Nearly landlocked by the massive Kluge Estate Winery, Blenheim Vineyards sits unassumingly 20 minutes south of Charlottesville. A small winery with a full-time staff of only four, Blenheim is owned by musician Dave Matthews and run in large part by members of his family. Although Blenheim has been in operation for nearly 10 years, it […]