The Natural: Winemaker Damien Blanchon Cultivates Sustainability At Afton Mountain Vineyards

One morning last April, Afton Mountain Vineyards winemaker Damien Blanchon stood under a canopy in the rain, his yellow rain slicker a bright spot on the gray day. Smoke streamed out from the firepit

 

Winter Pairing: Wine And Fire

Whether it’s bitterly cold or just damp and dreary, one of the best places to wait out winter is beside a roaring fire (preferably with a glass of wine). Luckily, plenty of area wineries fit the bil

 

Buzzkill: Government Shutdown Put Squeeze On Virginia Wineries

Even though the federal government shutdown is temporarily on hold, Virginia’s winemakers have taken an economic hit that will only worsen if the freeze resumes as announced, on February 15. Regardl

 

Growing Interest: Shenandoah Valley’s Unique Climate Spurs Its Wine Resurgence

Today, we’re seeing a wine renaissance in the Shenandoah Valley. But the history of wine growing in this region goes deeper than you might suspect. As early as the late 1700s and early 1800s, Samuel

 

Growing Interest: Shenandoah Valley’s Unique Climate Spurs Its Wine Resurgence

Today, we?re seeing a wine renaissance in the Shenandoah Valley. But the history of wine growing in this region goes deeper than you might suspect. As early as the late 1700s and early 1800s, Samuel K

 

Oregon Wine’s Enduring Relationship With Virginia

In most wine shops and restaurants in Virginia, you’ll find an excellent Oregon wine selection—one that locals may take for granted. But Virginia’s high-quality Oregon wine niche is no accident,

 

Charlottesville Students Make Their Voices Heard At National March

Photos and story by Natalie Jacobsen “Bandanna or beads?” asks Cynthia Neff, walking up and down the center aisle of the bus. Hands reach for the bright orange options that will be used to disting

 

Ankida Ridge Survives A Threat To Vine And Home

Ankida Ridge Vineyards' owners Christine Vrooman details how the winery almost was a casualty of November's wildfire in Amherst.

 

Ankida Ridge Survives A Threat To Vine And Home

Ankida Ridge Vineyards' owners Christine Vrooman details how the winery almost was a casualty of November's wildfire in Amherst.

 
 
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