North Fork of Roanoke Wine

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MJC Vineyards the original petitioner of the North Fork of Roanoke AVA is no longer in operation. However this small AVA, running along the eastern side of the Allegheny Mountain range, still makes its way onto local wine labels. Valhalla Vineyards, one of the state's premiere small wineries, maintains the image of this small appellation with its diverse range of highly regarded wines. Located in southwestern Virginia, the 22-mile-long valley appellation has elevations of 1,200 to 2,200 feet. The significant viticultural areas are on frost-free slopes between 1,700-2,100 feet. Distinguishing climactic characteristics of the region include cooling morning fog in summer, and prevailing westerly winds that provide good airflow necessary for Virginia’s damp weather. The relatively large diurnal variations of temperature maintain acidity in the grapes. All by itself, the natural beauty of this valley - known more for trout fishing and camping than for viticulture - should draw attention to this largely untapped Read more »

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  • One Woman Merlot North Fork Rosé 2008

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    Brought home a bottle after tasting it at the winery a couple of weeks ago. Very unusual style of rose, released after aging instead of young. Oxidized in a more Spanish style, earthy and funky. A fun change from the typical roses on the market. Really like what One Woman is up to. Keep 'em coming! Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster


  • Valhalla Syrah North Fork of Roanoke 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by winesimplified


  • I'm headed to Long Island with some family members and wanted to visit a few wineries. I've been to the following, so was looking for some new ideas:Paumanok, Roanoke, Wolffer Estate, Duck Walk My sister likes sweeter, fruitier wines. I like everything. Any suggestions?thanks Read More

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  • Peaks of Otter Winery White Blend North Fork of Roanoke Chili Dawg 2007

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    Go to a Virginia wine festival and stop by Peaks of Otter. You can do a 'kiss the devil', a tasting of their chili wine followed by a tasty cheese treat. However, none of the other wines by this vineyard are even worth a free tasting Read More

    Wine review by shortydips24


  • The North Fork of Long Island, New York is home to some 30 wineries, who, together, manage around 3,000 acres of vineyards. The climate is maritime in the summer (weather predominately comes from the Gulf) and continental in the winter (when the weather predominantly comes from Canada). This results in a moderate summer, with a long growing seas... Read More

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  • Valhalla Viognier North Fork of Roanoke 2005

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    Wine review by ardienmd


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