Virginia Wineworks

(434) 296-3438 1781 Harris Creek Way
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Located in the former Montdomaine winery just 12 miles south of Charlottesville, Virginia Wineworks is a multifaceted winery operation. Virginia Wineworks produces wines under both the Virginia Wineworks label & the Michael Shaps label. In addition, we are focused on the increasing the popularity of custom winemaking. "Custom crush", as it is known, allows individuals, grape growers and wineries to use our expertise and facility to create wines for their own brand. Virginia Wineworks prides itself in offering a winemaking environment where the focus is on the wine quality.

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  • Chardonnay

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world clamor for access to California wines. They journey to the state’s many celebrated regions with g... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panoply of Thanksgiving table wine suggestions over the past ten years. There was the time we assured you that Thanksgiving wines wouldn't break your bank. In fact, we've discussed Thanksgiving value wines time and time again. We've been here for you during Tha... Read More

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  • ~ From Dave McIntire, Washington Post (a usual suspect... of which I'm a ... ... ... ;).[Michael Shaps at the Virginia Wineworks, poping a bottle of the 2007 Shaps Viognie Read More

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  • The bags and boxes have arrived and the logo has been ok'd by Michael & ... be "boxing up" their 2009 Virginia Wineworks Chardonnay. Which I can't wait to see the results of.Read more: http://www.snooth.com/winery/virginia-wineworks/?&posted_comment#ixzz12MNBZdaG(PS: Just a "White", no more Read More

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  • The bags and boxes have arrived and the logo has been ok'd by Michael & Phillip, so beginning next week they're going to be "boxing up" their 2009 Virginia Wineworks Chardonnay. Which I can't wait to see the results of.

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  • I am sure this will be a taboo subject, but with the economy the way it is, does anyone have suggestions on a good (read acceptable) box wine? I vacillate between reds and whites, but tend to shy away from really heavy reds as a "daily drink". I know it may be too much to ask (or for some to admit), but any suggestions would be appreciated.Mike Read More

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  • Click here for the whole article, but here's some choice quotes regarding the ... ... in the Old Dominion.At Virginia Wineworks, a custom-crush facility south of Charlottesville that plays home to several wineries, grapes started rolling in Aug. 9, while winemaker Michael Shaps was supervising the winery's expansion and renovation - work he... Read More

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  • While a dreary haze and the odd, passing wisps of dead fish seem to fill my senses now- in my mind, I am already headed there.  I am headin' down.And this coming weekend, and for an entire week, not only in spirit- but in person shall I be down.  (I encourage you to click here to jump along the vibe, and jam to it by one of my favorite Cleveland... Read More

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  • Our Story Founded in 2007, Virginia Wineworks is a partnership of Philip Stafford and Michael Shaps. Located in the former Montdomaine winery just 12 miles south of Charlottesville, Virginia Wineworks is a multifaceted winery operation. Virginia Wineworks produces wines under the Virginia Wineworks label as well as the Michael Shaps label. I...

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  • Although I have long considered Cabernet Franc my favorite red, I have been sadly disappointed with nearly every one I have tried this year...except one--Heron Hill's Ingle Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes) brought back my love of Cabernet Franc. It is a 2006, though and many other wineries are on their 2007 vintage for Cabernet Franc... Read More

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  • An interesting read regarding the oft-underestimated Virginia vino and some good stuff from Cali- against the French. Of course:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/08/18/ST2009081802401.htmlGlass ActsIn Our Wine Tasting, Virginia Shows It Can Compete With France and Napa ValleyBy Dave McIntyreSpecial to The Washington Post W... Read More

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