Autumn Hill Vineyards

(434) 985-6100 301 River Dr
Stanardsville, VA 22973
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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, owners, Ed and Avra Schwab have spent the last 30 years following their passion and developing a premier location that produces high quality vinifera grapes. The established vineyard produces eight varietals; Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Nebbiolo and Malbec. Our over-riding philosophy is that great wines are made in the vineyards. We strive to be minimally invasive in the vineyard so that the vines, and the fruit it produces, will be naturally in balance. Whether it's the beautiful scenery, calm rural lifestyle, the right conditions for growing fine grapes, or all three, Virginia has been attracting wine enthusiasts and entrepreneurs since Thomas Jefferson’s time. With its unique climate and soil our grapes develop the color, fragrance, aroma, and texture that enable us to hand craft, small batch premium wines. – Description from Dragac

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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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Viognier

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

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

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