Tag Archives: Chambourcin

Alba Vineyards Old Mill Red

July 8, 2013

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Established in 1982, Alba Vineyards is the second largest winery in New Jersey (behind Tomasello Winery). Housed in an old dairy barn built in 1805, the winery produces 16,000 cases a year. The 93-acre estate vineyard is located in the New Jersey upland valleys. The hillside estate is primarily focused on Pinot Noir, Dijon Clone Chardonnay, […]

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Watts Roost Vineyard 2008 Chambourcin Reserve

March 14, 2011

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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 […]

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Bourbon, Derby, and Wine!

March 21, 2010

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Truth be told, wine is not one of the first things that come to mind when someone mentions Kentucky.  Renowned for Bourbon and horses, grapes and wine were an important part of the state’s history from the start.  America’s commercial wine industry was born in Kentucky in 1798 when the Marquis de Lafayette’s winemaker, Jean-Jacques […]

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Keswick Vineyards

October 6, 2009

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The next stop on the Monticello Wine Trail included a visit to Keswick Vineyards.  Located at the historic 400-acre Edgewood Estate in Keswick, Virginia, the winery was recently awarded the 2009 Virginia Governor’s Cup for their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (see my earlier post on the Governor’s Cup). Keswick offers two tastings, a regular ($5) and […]

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Château Morrisette Black Dog

July 19, 2009

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Tonight’s pour comes to us from Château Morrisette, located in Floyd County, Virginia off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.  During our trip to Virginia, I sampled the Château Morrisette Black Dog alongside a nice cheese platter, after our marathon flight.  My Southwest flight was delayed in Orlando, and unfortunately, I sat on the tarmac for […]

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