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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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