Snooth User: ChipDWood

Upcoming Events @ Delfosse Winery, Virginny...

Posted by ChipDWood, Feb 4, 2010.

Delfosse is one of those places that I have been hearing a lot of good about, yet have not gotten to visit yet myself.

Here's a link to their events page for this upcoming Spring. Think I'll make it a point to pay them a visit this year for certain:


Reply by zufrieden, Feb 5, 2010.

Chip, about how many wineries are there in Ginny now? We don't get much information (and no products at all) up North. One reason I ask is that I may be out that way this summer (though not firm). Another is that I have heard the quality is steeply on the rise. I have not had any wines at all from near-Dixie for years - and those were from the western portions of the Carolinas, so I ma woefully ignorant of changes in the region.

Thanks for the posting.

Reply by bonedoctor, Feb 5, 2010.

Zufrieden needs to spend 1-2 weeks in Virginia to visit some of the 150 wineries now in operation, especially around Charlottesville. Read Michael Broadbent's summary of Barboursville Winery in his Decanter edition from 2009, and you will take a truckload of Octagon wine home with you. Horton's Viognier has been served in the White House, and Northern Virginia's reds (Hardscrabble, Linden) cannot be distinguished from some Bordeaux.

Reply by zufrieden, Feb 5, 2010.

I have heard of a couple of the producers you mention. Thanks for the tips, and thanks to everyone who takes on the task of informing on regional wines.

Incidentally, I don't doubt that some of the Northern reds would equal or better some (good) Bordeaux. But then, much of that kind of comparison has to do with the style sought by the winery (of course). Does anyone following this thread know how widely available some of the well-known producers might be in (say) the Pacific Northwest where local production tends to "drown out" interesting imports from the rest of the continent?

Reply by mmrmaid, Feb 15, 2010.

come to virginia! we are doing amazing things here now! steve mackey at NOTAVIVA makes an outstanding chambourcin.
the 07 reserve cab at doukenie is to die for.
chrysalis winery offers petit verdot as a varietal - i've never seen that before - and it is incredible! their viognier also rules.
last but not least - fabbiolli vineyards makes the best cab franc EVER. we were waiting for the release like so many Beaujolais fanatics!

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