If you do, there’s another new vineyard in the Crozet area. From a press release forwarded to RealCrozetVa –
Five years ago Chris and I began a journey into the world of winemaking. We went to seminars, talked to experts in the business, hired a consultant and ultimately took the plunge. We decided Mountfair Vineyards would focus exclusively on the reds — and in particular, the Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
OurÂ old horse barn would slowly become a winery — a climate controlled barrel room, timber framed tasting room, lab and bathrooms were added while lots of stainless steel equipment found its way into the structure. In the vineyard we tilled the rocky soil, built trellis and established 5 acres of vines. While our plants matured, we were fortunate to sourceÂ fruit fromÂ an award winning vineyard just up the road. Â In the Fall of 06 we crushed our first grapes and are now proud to offer our first wines from that vintage:
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Cabernet Francâ€”with a strong supporting cast. Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec compliment Virginia’s favorite grape. Spicy Boysenberry and Raspberry flavors up front, black pepper undertones, subtle oak finish. Petit Verdot lends additional structure and color.
Cabernet Franc (50%), Merlot (25%), Petit Verdot (20%), Malbec (5%)
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A harmonious balance of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. Silky, Black Currant and Plum fruit, clean lingering finish with just a hint of oak.
Merlot (60%), Petit Verdot (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Malbec (5%)
In March, we’ll ship our next release “Wooloomooloo” to our Wine Club members. The wine club receives a quarterly shipment (March, June, August and December) of six or twelve bottles and gets first dibs on all new releases. Additionally, club members enjoy a 20% discount off all winery purchases as well as invitations to exclusive winery events. Learn more about the wine club.
Our goal is to make the finest red wines in Virginia, offer a different level of personalized service and perhaps have some fun along the way. We hope you’ll join us.
Fritz and Chris