BEYOND JEFFERSON’S VINES – THE EVOLUTION OF QUALITY WINE IN VIRGINIA
“As Virginia’s modern wine era enters its sixth decade, it’s story grows ever richer. Beyond Jefferson’s Vines is the definitive guide to that, and Richard Leahy is one of the state’s premier keepers of the flame.”
Nancy Bauer, www.vawineinmypocket.com
Nobody has a better grip on the historic and modern Virginia wine industry than Richard Leahy, who brings a lifetime of studying and tasting wine and living in the heart of Virginia wine country to this project.
“Richard Leahy’s third edition of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines brings Virginia wine lovers up to date on the always evolving Virginia wine industry. This latest addition includes a travelogue, Richard’s own tasting notes of a few of his favorite Virginia wines, and addresses to each winery to facilitate the current use of GPS apps. Of course, the third edition of this must-read resource continues to capture the past, present and future of a wine region that has grown dramatically since its previous editions were published. Wine aficionados at all levels who want to know more about this emerging wine region will find this third edition of Richard Leahy’s Beyond Jefferson’s Vines to be indispensable.”
“In its third edition, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines remains the most comprehensive chronicle of Virginia’s emergence as one of the most exciting American wine regions. Leahy’s unique insights gained from three decades covering the local wine industry and living in the heart of Virginia’s wine country provide the foundation for this expanded third edition. Thoughtfully researched and well-written, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines is equal parts historical account, travelogue and guide to the people, wineries and wines responsible for the Commonwealth’s rise in wine prominence.”
“Richard Leahy has once again gifted Virginia wine lovers with an informative and highly readable tour of the Old Dominion’s wine industry. His third edition provides fresh perspective in guiding enophiles to the best wineries and winemakers. With over three decades of observing the culture, Richard’s knowledgeable and cogent descriptions of wines, wine styles, and trends are spot-on. The book is a delight to read and acts as a personal tour guide for exploring the best the state has to offer. Don’t leave home without it.”