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is home to few wineries, but they are among the most productive and respected in the Virginia Wine Industry. Leading the way are Barboursville Winery (owned by Italy’s Zonin family) and Horton Vineyards. Orange County vineyards are located in the rolling hills near the towns of Barboursville and Gordonsville, at elevations close to 600 feet. The region’s climate is similar to the rest of Virginia with warm humid summers and erratic winters making varietal and trellising system choices as critical here as it is in the rest of the state. This county is located in the larger Monticello AVA and produces a number of styles of wine coming from a stunning array of grape varietals. In addition, Orange County produces award winning Viognier and Cabernet Franc, two vitis Vinifera varietals with established histories in the region. These wineries are focused on the ecological suitability of varieties, as opposed to allowing short sighted marketability dictate the cultivar selection. California and Oregon may Read more »

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  • Norton

    Norton was first created in the experimental garden of the eccentric Dr. Daniel Norton in 1820s Richmond, VA. His int...

  • Rkatsiteli

    Not widely known about in western markets, this ancient white grape variety is broadly distributed across eastern Eur...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Petit Manseng

    This white wine-producing grape is being grown on small acreages in Virginia, notably by Chrysallis Vineyards. The vi...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • Horton Niagara White Usa Virginia NV

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    Delicious! Read More

    Wine review by Jillypooh82


  • Emark, if you want to see an Italian Lagrein, drive over to Orange.  WineX has a decent selection of Italian wines overall.  Napa Cabs in Chino isn't bad, either--they actually have wines from Ghemme, which are not easy to find.  But no Lagrein, alas. I enjoyed the Imagery (Remy in WA grows one, not as good), but the best Lagrein is from Sudtiro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Highly interesting...don't make it down to San Diego very often though ... ... ... around the coastline of Orange County, but wonder why it hasn't been done. Would be some expensive land I suppose.That vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga is really interestin Read More

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  • Sandlands, the new Tegan Passalacqua project, released today with an interesting mix of varieties at very reasonable pricing. Low production, 1-4 barrels of each so allocations were low. Got me a mixed 8pk of 6 wines. Should have them in time to have a couple opened for the Syrah offline 2010 Carignane Contra Costa County1 barrel produced The vi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • It's not the University of California at Santa Barbara. This is for ... Countians, or refugees from Orange County.  However, specifically, it is best known among former and, I would imagine, current residents of the city of Santa Ana.Returning to the wine theme, and humbly standing in for GregT, about 10 years ago, Mt Palomar had an outstandin... Read More

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  • TASTING DIRTY AND ROWDY WITH HARDY WALLACE - Puchdown Cellars - Santa Rosa (4/23/2014)I stopped by Punchdown today to see Hardy and pick up my 2012 Shake Ridge Mourvèdre from the prior release. BTW Fox, I picked up your wine as well so you know where it is when you want it. He had a couple hours to kill so he popped open his current release amon... Read More

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  • Roosters Foundation of Orange CountyA charity wine tastingListing Of Wineries Pouring – May 3, 2014February 1, 2014 By admin Leave a CommentPassport to WineSaturday, May 3, 20142pm-6pmOld Ranch Country Club in Seal BeachWhat better way to spend a Saturday afternoon; sampling premium, high profile, highly rated wines and enjoying delicious hot an... Read More

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  • I'm no expert on Loire reds, but I confess to liking them a lot and ... ... way. I am imagining the Orange County (Emark and Lingprof host) Cab Frank Throwdown. GregT, that poor woman had no idea who she was dealing with, but it's a tribute to your adaptability, not her ignorance, that, notwithstanding your pallor from not being able to tan fo... Read More

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  • Hello oenophiles!I am a young wine novice looking to bank on the experience of ... ... (not too bad coming from Orange County) and have been learning about and enjoying wine for the last two years and would like to learn more.as far as our wine preference goes, our tastes outstrip our wallets, but here's what we tend to like:I am into big reds... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Orange County 2008

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    Tasted alongside their 2009 Merlot and preferred the Merlot at first, but while I didn't love the thinner body and strong black licorice notes of this Cab...I find myself still thinking fondly of it a week later. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


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