October 2020 is Virginia Wine Month
This gives us a great opportunity
to highlight some of the many
incredible wineries we’ve visited
over the years.
We look forward to visiting these
wineries again very soon.
To proudly restore Virginia wines to world renown, and celebrate the homecoming of Norton, The Real American Grape!®
Today we are featuring Chrysalis Vineyards. Chrysalis Vineyards is about growing Norton, along with other tested European varieties, which thrive in their soils and climate. Their mission is to produce wines of such distinction that they stand solely on their own merits as world-class wines, without any further explanation or excuse (you know, the old “Well, this is pretty good for a Virginia ___.”). And Norton is from there, it is their own native Virginia grape, Vitis aestivalis. How cool is that? We think very much so.
And “here” means this beautiful land, with its deep and long history of productive agriculture. “Here” is this place that has kept its soul and beauty throughout the centuries and is now blossoming again with new agriculture, after a painfully long decline. They take great pride in being part of this laudable effort to restore and revive the productivity of the lands, to again be known, albeit now in a modern sense, but nonetheless similar to when George Washington called Loudoun County “the breadbasket of the American Revolution”. The idea of restoring and celebrating the agricultural productivity of this land through responsible stewardship, offering its bounty to friends and neighbors in a fun and educational way, and again growing our wonderful native “gem” Norton… Virginia’s real contribution to the world’s great red wines… is what they’re all about.
Come see for yourself, and marvel in the beauty and renewed productivity of this land.
Learn more about Chrysalis Vineyards here.
Don’t miss the virtual tasting with Jennifer McCloud on October 15th.