James River Cellars
Sunday & Monday 11:00 - 5:00 pm est.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 pm est.
Seriously Folks... James River Cellars in Glen Allen,
of the 2005 Governor’s Cup award for most outstanding
wine in Virginia, one might think all that acclaim would
have gone to their heads. Quite the contrary, the Lazarchic & Batterson
family has kept the sense of humor and friendly manor
that, along with their award winning wines, has garnered
a loyal following. James River continues to delight Palate
with a line-up that ranges from the well structured,
complex offering of their newly released Cabernet Sauvignon
to the relaxed and whimsical semi-dry blend justly named
Red Red – also a new release. James River shows off its
flexibility by producing wines using French American
hybrid grapes such as Chambourcin as well as hallowed
Vitis vinifera such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Their wines also range from bold and dry to light and
semi-dry…and of course their Divino ice wine is the perfect
for those with a bit of a sweet tooth. James River’s wines
can be purchased at their tasting room in Glen Allen, VA,
by calling the winery (804-550-7516) or by visiting their
booth at one of Virginia’s premier wine festivals. Visit
Daily 11:00 - 5:00 pm est.
wine? What’s not to love? Cooper Vineyards in Louisa
known for ages one of life’s perfect pairings, Cooper
Vineyards has brought red wine and chocolate together
in a novel way with the release of Noche Chocolate. The
release is an ice wine made from Norton Grapes infused
with chocolate essence. First made popular in Germany,
ice wine has also become widely produced in Canada and
New York state. Cooper Vineyard’s Noche Chocolate makes
an excellent celebration wine, after dinner drink or
night-cap. Packaged in a beautiful, sleek bottle, this
unique wine makes the perfect gift for special occasions.
Noche Chocolate is available at Cooper’s Web site. Better
yet, it’s a great excuse to jump in your car and visit
their tasting room. While you’re there, check out Cooper’s
other ice wine Vida and the entire line-up of Cooper’s
award winning wines. Wines & Events are
at the web site. Look for Cooper Vineyards wines in local
retail shops - for a list, visit the web site. Visit
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Lake Anna Winery:
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00 pm est.
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm est.
Bold & The
Beautiful. Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania Va., is
turning heads with their new logo, bold and striking new
label design and their ‘Totally’ new wine releases. The debut
of Totally White Wine & Totally
Red Wine marks the unveiling of Lake Anna’s new look which
embodies their sense of style, spirit of adventure and pension
for risk-taking. Totally White Wine is a semi-dry blend of
Chardonnay, Viognier and Seyval Blanc. Totally Red Wine is
an off-dry blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Touriga
and Chambourcin. The intriguing blends prove these varieties
can meld harmoniously while retaining their distinct contributions.
Pick up a few bottles today, these wonderful wines in their
bold and beautiful packaging make a memorable gift and will
also look striking on your dinner table. Lake Anna’s wines
can be purchased by visiting their tasting room or visiting
their booth at one of Virginia’s premier wine festivals. Visit LA web site
11:00 - 6:00 pm Everyday!
After hours visits welcome - call ahead to schedule
What? No Chardonnay? Grayhaven Winery
in Gum Spring, Va., has developed a reputation
for working with varieties unfamiliar to many American wine drinkers.
“We do a Chardonnay occasionally,” notes Grayhaven’s Max Peple-Abrams
“but we figure California has that pretty well covered.” The owner-winemaker’s
of Grayhaven love working with vinifera and hybrid varieties that
have been overlooked by mass-production wineries in the US. Grayhaven
has been growing grapes in the unique and complex territory of
Central Virginia for nearly 30 years. Their 50 acre farm is home
to varieties such as Pinotage, Frontenac, Marechal Foch, Touriga,
Golden Muscat, Vidal Blanc, Seyval and Cayuga White. Grayhaven’s
wines can be purchased at their tasting room in Gum Spring or by
visiting their booth at one of the area’s wine festivals. (804)
GHW web site
11:00 - 6:00 pm Everyday!
Groups of more than 10 - call ahead to schedule
Come join us for a glass of fine wine and relax in our tasting room. The history of Spotsylvania has inspired Mattaponi Winery to bring forth and share with generations to come, the beginning events about the settlers and the Native American Indians in our area.
The name comes from the four rivers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia: Mat, Ta, Po, and Ni, which forms the Mattaponi River. The name "Mattaponi" has been used in history to name the Indian tribe once ruled by Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas' father. In the beginning, the Native American Indians showed the settlers how to survive on these berries, and today we would like to present to you these same delightful berries of Virginia as a wine. Come to our charming log cabin and relax with others with the perfect blend of our Award-Winning and Specialty wines.
We have used the Virginia Algonquin language to name some of our wines, which is the Native American Indian language that was almost lost until you took a taste in time. . . Come join us for a glass of fine wine in our tasting room and take a journey. . .
Come taste a new world of wines at Mattaponi Winery!
Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery
OPEN DAILY 11 - 5:30
Wine tasting $5
(Choose any 7 from our selection)
206 Harris Creek Road
Louisa, VA 23093
From I-64 take Exit 143. Drive 8 miles on Courthouse Road (Rt. 208) towards Louisa, turn left on Harris Creek Road (Rt. 630), drive .2 miles, vineyard on right.
Weston is family owned and operated. When you visit our tasting room you will be greeted by a family member or a close family friend. Gabriele Rausse is our consultant and has guided our efforts in the winery.
In 2005 we planted 10 acres of vines including Viognier, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Norton. We began making wine in the Fall of 2009,l bottled our first wines on May 8, 2010 and opened to the public on May 15, 2010.
We are currently offering 2009 and 2010 Chardonnay, 2009 Rosso, 2009 and 2010 Norton, 2010 Rose', Raspberry, Peach, Cabernet Franc Reserve, Petit Manseng and Meritage.
Bring a picnic lunch, enjoy our wines, views of the vineyard, the resident French bulldogs - Charlie and Suzie, rescue horses, miniature donkeys, cows and display of historical items found here on the farm.
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