John Kent Cooke’s Boxwood Estate Winery in Middleburg, Virginia is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Vintage release beginning July 4th weekend.
“The Virginia wine industry has expanded and so have we,” said John Kent Cooke. “When my wife Rita and I planned the vineyard and the construction of the winery in the early 2000’s, there were only 75 wineries in the state and now there are over 280 at last count. The most recent AVA, Middleburg Virginia, was proposed and initiated by Boxwood.”
Boxwood has expanded from 16 acres originally to 26 today, and now grows white Bordeaux grapes as well as red.
To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Boxwood is introducing Boxwood Estate Reserve, a Bordeaux style blend of the estate’s finest grapes, and the introduction of the first Sauvignon Blanc.
These wines join the Topiary, Trellis and Rosé labels, to produce no more than 5,000 cases each year.
Cooke gave credit to his team for the winery’s success: Executive Vice President Rachel Martin, Vice President Sean Martin, Viticulturist Lucie Morton and International Consultant Winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt.