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Roundabout Cellars

American author Napoleon Hill once wrote “A goal is a dream with a deadline”.  The Roundabout Cellars brand is testament to what can be accomplished when a dream is supported by passion. While the term “custom crush” has fallen out … Continue reading

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Trump Winery

In some management classes, learners are trained to boil down their operations to one word.  In the case of Trump Winery the word would be “sparkling”. Not only does sparkling describe the revitalized tasting room and the redecorated event hall, … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Vineyards

The agricultural prowess of the Shenandoah Valley was a primary driver to the 1730’s settlement of German and Scotch-Irish immigrants. In 1976, Jim and Emma Randel looked at the fertile soils on their property and began Shenandoah Vineyards. Based on … Continue reading

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Chatham Vineyards – Church Creek Wines

Wine making education programs (UC-Davis, Virginia Tech, etc.) can provide a fantastic understanding of the science of wine but the best way to learn how to grow wine is experience.  Chatham Vineyards Winemaker Jon Wehner is a second-generation winegrower on … 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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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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Prince Michel Vineyards

[Full Disclosure - the author worked for Prince Michel Vineyards from 1999-2002] Energy, enthusiasm and integrity abound at Prince Michel Vineyards.  As one of the largest wineries in the state, Prince Michel continues to innovate to provide patrons with unique … Continue reading

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Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery

Loudoun County is Virginia’s richest locality in terms of number of wineries.  One of the newer (2009) entries, Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery is nestled in Virginia Hunt Country, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and despite its relative youth considers … Continue reading

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