Checkout the exciting wineries confirmed for the 2018 Gloucester Wine Festival!
Naked Mountain Winery
Markham, Blue Ridge Mountains
Naked Mountain Winery is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and not only features some of the best vines and wines in the Commonwealth, but also some incredible views from its tasting room. Among Naked Mountain’s varietals include Petit Manseng, Chardonnay, Carbernet Franc and the DRINK NAKED! series of Birthday Suit, Make Me Blush and Skinny Dipper.
Mattaponi Winery is a small family-owned winery in the heart of Spotsylvania County that, for the last 20 years, has used their passion for making a variety of wonderful wines. They are known for more than just wine. Originally, the log cabin in the vineyards was built by their family and friends as they started a Christmas tree farm. The perfectly shaped White Pine and Norway Spruce trees are for sale in the November and December. After you pick your tree, go in and warm up next to the fireplace in the tasting room with a nice warm glass of wine with mulling spices or hot chocolate.
Saude’ Creek Vineyards
New Kent County
Saude’ Creek is a privately owned and operated vineyard and winery located on the Pamunkey River in historic New Kent County, Virginia. The climate and mineral-rich clay soils of the Tidewater area contribute to the complex, food-friendly wines. The site once boasted Frank’s Tavern, a Colonial inn and public house for wayfarers riding between points north or west and the Colonial capitol of Williamsburg. George Washington and the French General Rochambeau, among other patriots and notables of the time, reputedly slaked their thirst here.
Good Luck Cellars
Located on approximately 100 acres in Kilmarnock, Good Luck Cellars was established in 2004 and now has over 12 acres under vine. Ground breaking on a production facility and tasting room began in the spring of 2010.
Vault Field Vineyards
Vault Field Vineyards is located on historic Vault Field Farm near the town of Kinsale, in the heart of Virginia’s Northern Neck. Its award winning wines are the result of a marriage between an exceptional terroir and the latest techniques in viticulture. Vault Field believes fine wines are made in the vineyard. The care of the vines is yearlong, starting with hand pruning during winter months. Next comes hand weeding and continued pruning during the growing season. Finally, in late fall, when the grapes ripen, Vault Field hand picks and sorts the individual grapes to produce high quality, premium wines.
In 1980, founder Richard Hanson planted the eight acres of noble vitis vinifera grapes. By 1987, the wine produced began selling under the Rebec label. Now, a quarter of a century later, sixteen wines are marketed via winery visits, festivals and local restaurant and retail establishments. The winery was designed and built by Mr. Hanson and his son-in-law Mark Magruder. The building features rich weathered chestnut siding and exposed beams from a 200 year old tobacco barn, which was once on this historic farm.In addition to producing several award-winning wines, and being a forerunner in the Virginia wine industy, Rebec is best known for our annual Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival. The festival began in 1991, and has grown into Virginia’s largest agricultural festival. Held each year in October, visitors from across the nation visit our country vineyard for a “stinkin’ good time”!
Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery
Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery Oak Crest, a name chosen for it’s depth of meaning, in that the presence of the Oak trees that grow along the crest of the vineyard, the use of Oak in the wine-making process, and the presence of an Oak Tree on the family Crest of the Brandt Family’s Crest. The goal to become the “Best Little-Ole Winery in America!” remains. The Brandt family’s winemaking history dates back to 1950, with the burgeoning family grape hitting the scene in the 1960s. Their whites and reds come in varietals including Merlot, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Rhapsody Moonlight Sonata, (a Summer Rose’) and more.
General’s Ridge Vineyard
When Rick Phillips was a young boy during World War II, he lived in the wine country of Northern CA. The rolling hills filled with grapevines made a lasting impression. Then for 35 years as a Marine Corps flyer, he lived all over the world. Ten years ago, the Phillips discovered nestled in the quaint countryside of Virginia’s historic Westmoreland County, located in the heart of the Northern Neck, almost one hundred acres of farm and an old rundown farm house. They had a vision of a beautiful vineyard. They had a dream. Today that dream is General’s Ridge Vineyard.
Dating back to 1982, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery is one of the oldest and largest wineries in Virginia, with three locations surrounding the Charlottesville Area. Prince Michel is not only passionate about great wine, but a great wine experience. Whether visiting through their website, tasting at a local wine festival, or attending their beautiful main winery or off-site tasting rooms; it is always their goal to make your experience with them exceptional. At this year’s Gloucester Wine Festival, you will be tasting Viognier, Merlot-Cabernet Reserve, Dry Rose, Semi-Dry Riesling, Peach and Chocolate Wines. Learn More at Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery.
Lake Anna Winery
At Lake Anna Winery, they say, “There is no perfect wine for all situations, only perfect times for all wine!” and we couldn’t agree more! The story of Lake Anna began on a business trip to France in 1981. While traveling through the French countryside, Bill Heidig noticed that the climate and soil conditions of certain grape-growing regions were similar to those on his Spotsylvania farm, and an idea began to take root. Upon his return, he presented the notion of planting grapes to his wife, Ann. After a great deal of thought, the two decided to plant a vineyard and launch a family business. The Heidig family’s time and effort over the years have made Lake Anna Winery a reality, ready to produce the finest wines that only excellent grapes, the right growing conditions, and a caring vintner can offer. Learn More at Lake Anna Winery.
DeVault Family Vineyards
DeVault Family Vineyards was founded in 2000 when Terry DeVault and his wife, Sharon, purchased the 32-acre property, fulfilling Terry’s lifelong dream of returning to his farming roots. The family spent the next eight years perfecting the art of grape cultivation and shaping the grounds into the stunning, serene landscape you can come enjoy today. A new tasting room was added in 2009, and waits to offer guests a comfortable, rustic place to sample the fruits of their labor while overlooking the rolling vineyards. Other on-site amenities include an indoor swimming pool, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, and a stocked fishing pond in the heart of the vineyard. Guests often bring a picnic blanket and carry their choice vino off into the vines to find a private place to relax. The DeVault family takes pride in maintaining the welcoming hospitality of a small family business while still producing the highest quality of wine.
Learn More at DeVault Family Vineyards.
NEW AT THE GWF – Virginia Cider!
Cobbler Mountain Cellars
Cobbler Mountain Cellars Enjoy tastings, tours, hiking, camping and picnics on 90 acres of wildlife protected forest located on Big Cobbler Mountain, 45 miles West of D.C.
Open year-round for visitors to enjoy each season on the mountain. As the scenery changes, the menu changes … including Summertime seasonals of Ginger Peach, Wild Blackberry Hop and Smackin’ Orange. Winter’s favorites start in the Fall with Harvest Pumpkin before Halloween and keep us warm with Maple Stout and Jammin’ Cranberry Ginger to celebrate the holidays, crackling fires and the winter wonderland of the mountain. Year-round, enjoy the classic Traditional Jeffersonian, Original Honey, Mountain Top Hop and our Kickin’ Cinnamon!
You know what pairs well with wine? Food! We are delighted to have the following eateries confirmed for our 2018 Event! Stay tuned as more fine foods will be in attendance!
You know what pairs well with wine? Food! We will be releasing the exciting food selections for this year’s festival, soon!
Creekside Catering – Mobile catering kitchen. – Facebook page
Gumbeau’s – South Louisiana cuisine, American regional fair, and a variety of international specialties. Facebook
Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina – Fresh ingredients, local seafood, made with love and the authentic tastes of Mexico. – juanscafeandcantina.com
Prost! Food Truck -Prost Food Truck, the premier Virginia German restaurant on wheels, is proudly presented by Waypoint Seafood & Grill and powered by propane from Phillips Energy. Facebook
Chamber Beer Tent – Several Beer selections for purchase