With the Wine Bloggers Conference right around the corner, I may have a slight bias towards Virginia wines for the next two months. Plus, considering it’s in the state I was born and raised, all the more reason to drink Virginia wine and share my thoughts on the current state of the industry (and trust me, I have many). Tonight, I’ll focus my energy on a winery that I have long enjoyed visiting, Gray Ghost Vineyards.
A family owned and operated winery, Gray Ghost Vineyards is located in Amissville, Virginia on the Blue Ridge WineWay, just under an hour drive from Washington DC. A veteran on the burgeoning Virginia wine scene, Gray Ghost opened their doors in 1994 and currently cultivates over 8000 vines on 13 acres including varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Riesling, Vidal Blanc and Seyval Blanc.
The Gray Ghost Victorian Red is a light, semi-dry, rosé-style wine produced from a blend of Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay (fermented in stainless steel if my memory serves me correct). Bright red fruit flavors with notes of cranberry and strawberry. A bit pricey at $15, but served slightly chilled in the right atmosphere, the Victorian Red is an enjoyable, crowd-pleasing wine. Cheers!
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