Davis Valley Winery

(276) 686-8855 1167 Davis Valley Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
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Davis Valley Winery is one of the first wineries to produce Corot noir wine. This distinctive red wine has a deep red color and attractive berry and cherry fruit aromas. It pairs well with beef, game and other hearty dishes but will not overpower pork and lamb. Corot noir is a newly recognized wine variety, but the 2005 Corot noir wine in our bottles was 35 years in the making! The vines are 1970 hybrid cross between Seyve Villard and Steuben. The wine made from these grapes will surely come into vogue over the next few years. But you can be among the first to sample it at our winery! – Description from AlexJelena

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  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

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  • Chardonnay, oh Chardonnay. You really don’t have to be any better, do you? Back in the day when I lead staff tastings in retail we had Chardonnay tastings some four times a year. It’s the only time people would call in sick in order to opt out of staff tastings. The wines, at all price points, vary so much in style and quality that you were sure... Read More

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  • There goes another paycheck. ******     "These are vineyard wines. Our responsibility is to safeguard the wine during its passage from vineyard to bottle and to protect it from too much wine-making" - Stephen Lagier & Carole Meredith. WOW! Protecting the wine from TOO MUCH WINE-MAKING! Think about that!   Dear Oenophile,   Let's begin with their... Read More

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  • I visited their Oakland tasting room a few years back and really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere as well as their zins and especially their petite sirah.Here's a quote from the Dashe Web site re: their label design:"Anne and Michael (Dashe) met in 1994. Sharing a wealth of personal and professional interests, the couple spoke early in their rel... Read More

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