Watts Roost Vineyard 2008 Chambourcin Reserve

March 14, 2011


Watts Roost Vineyard 2008 Chambourcin Reserve

Watts Roost Vineyard 2008 Chambourcin Reserve

Watts Roost Vineyard is the retirement dream turned into reality for owners Frank & Barbara Tuckwiller. Established in 1998 at the foot of Muddy Creek Mountain near Lewisburg, West Virginia, Watts Roost Vineyard is an estate winery and vineyard with 9 acres of vines.  In June of 2010, operations moved from their garage into a 3600 square foot winery with production facility and tasting room.  Primarily growing hybrids and fruit wines, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Léon Millot and Noiret are just a few of the varieties grown.

Purchased from the West Virginia Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival in historic Harpers Ferry (for my Northern Virginia readers, a great opportunity to taste several WV wines), the Watts Roost Vineyard 2008 Chambourcin Reserve retails for $15.  Ripe cherry, spice and vanilla on the nose.  A medium-bodied, dry wine with abundant berry flavors.  On the label, the recommended food pairing is venison.  I couldn’t agree more.  A simple, easy drinking wine, and a great introduction to West Virginia wine.  Cheers!

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One Response to “Watts Roost Vineyard 2008 Chambourcin Reserve”

  1. Patricia Bias Says:

    Hi: I am on the board of Friends of the Vineyards in Livermore, California.
    We are the second largest wine growing reagion in Northern California – second to Napa. We give Napa a run-for-its-money in our excellent Wineries:
    Concannon, Wente’s – just to mention two. We have over 200.
    Our organization has been in exhistance for over 28 yrs. – a non-profit
    to support & fight for open spaces for our Wineries.
    I was born and raised in Huntington, W.Va. and I have lived in Northern
    Calfornia for over 37 years and the reason I am writing you is that I
    take your wine to our meetings and gatherings and everyone is astonished
    how great your wine is – ‘from’ West Virginia. Everyone really enjoys your
    wine and they love having a bottle in their wine cellars.
    Thank you for making me proud of West Virginia and your wine, Patty Bias

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