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Hume Vineyards 2011 Merlot

Known as a Noble Bordeaux varietal, the Merlot grape traces its ancestry to the biturica variety in the first century. The “Merlot” grape was not named as a distinct variety until the 1800s. Merlot tends to be more tolerant of … Continue reading

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Hume Vineyards

Make no mistake wine is at the center of Stephane and Andrea Baldi’s vision of Hume Vineyards. Just after their opening, co-owner Stephane told the Fauquier Times Democrat “Our focus is on having the whole, intimate experience where when you … Continue reading

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The Hague Winery

Virginia’s George Washington’s Birthplace American Viticultural Area (AVA) is located between the Potomac and York rivers, with the Chesapeake Bay to the east. The verdant land of these peninsulas provides sandy loam soil and a temperate climate year round. In … Continue reading

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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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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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July Sweet Wine Selection Stone Mountain Vineyards Bacon Hollow Revenuers’ Select

Located in an area of Greene County long known for moonshine “We pump the sunshine in and the moonshine out” according to local lore; Stone Mountain Vineyards created this wine as a tribute to the moonshiners and the revenuers who … Continue reading

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