Richard Leahy is a wine author and wine industry consultant specializing in regional wines east of the Rockies. He has been reporting on the wines of Virginia and other regional wine states since 1986. Richard works with numerous wineries, associations and state agencies, and is the Conference Manager for the largest wine industry trade show on the East Coast, the Eastern Winery Exposition.


Wine of the Week: Horton Vineyards Barrel Select Syrah 2016

Some may wonder whether Horton Vineyards can continue to push the envelope and make great, outside-the-box wines as it did for nearly 30 years under the late founder Dennis Horton. This iconic Syrah (on top of the Rose of Pinotage I reviewed last time) shows that they...

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Wine of the Week: Horton Vineyards Pinotage Rose 2018

As we know, 2018 was a very difficult vintage for Virginia vintners, but despite that, the industry has been through bad vintages before and I've never seen such a bad vintage that people worked so hard through to get such surprisingly good wines from. One of these is...

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Author Book Signing Horton Vineyards,

Saturday Oct. 5th, 12:00-2:00 pm

Richard will sign/personalize copies of his definitive book on Virginia wine, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines, at Horton Vineyards on Rt. 33 just east of Barboursville.


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