Monthly Archives: September 2013

Burnely Vineyards 2012 Virginia Riesling

Located in the Monticello Appellation just off of Route 20 between Charlottesville and the wineries of Orange County, Burnley Vineyards is a family operation with deep roots in the Virginia wine industry.  Founded in 1976, Burnley is one of the … Continue reading

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Vincabulary – Maceration

Maceration is the winemaking process where the phenolic materials of the grape—tannins, coloring agents (anthocyanins) and flavor compounds—are leached from the grape skins, seeds and stems into the must. Cold maceration is skin contact before the beginning of the fermentation … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note Septmber 2013

THANK YOU! We are just back from a great weekend at The Virginia Wine Festival.  While the entire VA Wine Club crew had a good time, I likely had the best time hosting the “You Be The Judge” Tent where … Continue reading

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Boneyard 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

All winemakers know that farming is at the heart of all wine growing.  You are always at the mercy of Mother Nature. 2011 was a bit of a challenge for winegrowing but as this wine shows vineyard management can make … Continue reading

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Boneyard Red 2011

Many Virginia winemakers know winemaking in not only both an art and a science; it is also about the art of the possible.  It is a matter of balancing what the fruit gives you and how you can balance that … Continue reading

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Boneyard White 2011

In launching a new wine label, Tarara Winery looked to their “Boneyard” for inspiration.  The Boneyard is the field where old equipment goes to sit (and be used for spare parts).  In developing the inaugural Boneyard White blend Winemaker Jordan … Continue reading

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The Boneyard Collection

In the world of wines, there are many paths to launching a new brand.  In the case of this case, the Boneyard Collection can trace its parentage to the talented winemakers and winegrowers at Tarara Winery but this concept is … Continue reading

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