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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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Rkatsiteli

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

  • Viognier

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

  • Petit Manseng

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

  • Norton

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

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  • We are delighted to announce that we have released three extraordinary wines at Borghese Vineyard.Riesling 2009Lovely aromas of jasmine and orange peel with hints of rose petals and orange peel. This well balanced wine has pear and peach flavors with crisp acidity followed by layers of green apple. Stainless steel fermented, this mouth watering ... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2008


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  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2007


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  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2002


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  • Horton Vineyards Red Blend Orange County Xoco


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  • Barboursville Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Monticello Octagon 2004


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  • I am pretty new to snooth, and just stumbled across the intro page.  I am ... ... like the CA State Fair, Orange County Fair and SF International Wine Competition in the first years. I feel lucky to work under my step-father, Joe Collins, who is the winemaker and founded the winery with my mother.  One thing which I feel gives him a leg up is... Read More

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  • Horton Vineyards Norton Orange County 2005


    I am intrigued by the Norton varietal. While this is not my favorite representation of it, I was lucky enough to partake of a bottle of Keswick Norton Reserve last year and it was awesome! I don't remember the vintage, but I believe it was a 2004. A co-worker of mine worked at the winery on weekends in the tasting room, and she was able to sc... Read More

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  • Greetings. I have been looking for a place that carries (or is used to ... ... sizes. I am located around Orange County, CA, so I suppose I should contact Hi Time, but I thought I would ask here first. Thanks in advanc Read More

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  • Hey everyone,So my favorite wine, Matchbook Blockhouse vintage 2004, is no ... ... I'm in need of a supplier in Orange County, CA, or if anyone has any recomendations for a replacement wine I'd be much appreiciative. Does anyone have any recomendations???Cheers,~Ry Read More

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