Gray Ghost Victorian Red

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.

Gray Ghost Victorian Red
Gray Ghost Victorian Red

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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5 thoughts on “Gray Ghost Victorian Red

  1. We love Gray Ghost wines. And the Victorian Red is a favorite. The price isn’t so bad considering what other VA wines are going for. I think it’s in line with most light reds. We also enjoy all their other wines as well. We look forward to chatting and hanging out
    with you at the Bloggers Conference.

  2. I am very partial Gray Ghost Victorian Red, as it was the first red that I actually fell in love with. Personally, I feel that it helped me on my way to try bolder reds and expand my horizons. Some call it the “White Drinker’s Red” as even most who don’t particularly care for reds tend to enjoy it due to it’s fruity palate.

    That said, as a fan of your blog and of Virginia wines, I have to add my two cents in that not only is the wine very enjoyable at Gray Ghost, so are the staff. I have never failed to leave in a better mood than when I arrived, due in majority to the friendly demeanor of the hosts providing the tastings. I could go on and on about this winery, but I will leave with the recommendation to all to visit if you are in the area, you won’t be disappointed.

  3. Ah, Victorian Red. Such a lovely wine that helped convert me from a white wine drinker to red! Without hesitation, I’d recommend this to someone who says “I don’t like red wine”. Once they take a sip of Victorian Red, they will never say that again!

    I attended a wine tasting party where all guests were asked to bring one of their favorites and share a story…well, I packed along a bottle of Gray Ghost Victorian Red since it was from my home state of Virginia and shared fantastic memories I have of visiting the beautiful winery. The Victorian Red was a hit with all the Floridians!

  4. Hi Paul,
    Thanks for stopping by. Gray Ghost has always produced excellent wines and they do an exceptional job creating an atmosphere to enjoy their wines. The staff is top notch and I always try to stop by when visiting. WBC should be a great event and hopefully continues to promote the great wineries and winemakers across Virginia. Cheers!

  5. Scott,
    As always, appreciate your readership and taking the time to leave a comment. I’ve had the opportunity to jump on the wine trail with you on more than one occasion, and likewise, I’ve always enjoyed my visits to Gray Ghost. Great people and great wine. Does it get any better? Hope all is well and look forward to our next trip on the wine trail! Cheers!

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