Belle Mount Vineyards

(804) 333-4700 2570 Newland Road
Warsaw, VA 22572
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Belle Mount Vineyards was founded in 2002 by Ray and Catherine Petrie. The Winery was initially an effort to make better use of the topographically challenged land on the estate originally known as Belle Mount. Three Mounts are in existence in Richmond County with the historic landmarks Grove Mount and Mount Airy on each side. Belle Mount is the "Beautiful Hill" between them overlooking the Rappahannock River and Cat Point Creek. Since modest beginnings in 2002, with the planting of a few hundred vines the current vineyards have over eight acres of vines, Belle Mount has blossomed into a small, super-premium winery that focuses on small lots of handcrafted, vineyard-designated varietals. The tasting room and gift shop opened in 2005 and current harvest levels range between 1,000 to 3,000 annual cases depending on the vintage. Belle Mount currently grows most of the fruit on our 243 acre estate. Our winemaking efforts begin by ensuring that the vineyard produces the highest quality fruit with strong emphasis on low tonnages and low-input farming practices for natural plant balance. Our wine grapes are carefully grown in our Richmond County Vineyards. After harvest we gently press the fruit and ferment 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...

  • Vidal Blanc

    Vidal Blanc has proven to be amongst the versatile varietals in North American viticulture. In Canadian vineyards, th...

  • Traminette

    This white wine-producing hybrid, a cross of Gewurztraminer and Joannes Seyve 23-416, produces excellent quality wine...

  • Chardonnay

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

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