BEYOND JEFFERSON’S VINES – THE EVOLUTION OF QUALITY WINE IN VIRGINIA
Richard Leahy’s complete, indispensable book is a new, expanded second edition, and blends history with travelogue and basic viticulture, along with personal interviews with key industry members, to help you gain a full understanding of the subject. Youll have a new appreciation for the quality Virginia wine has achieved today, and the risk these dedicated people take in their dogged pursuit to realize Jeffersons dream of a fine wine industry in Virginia.
Saturday October 5th, 12:00-2:00: Horton Vineyards
Richard will sign/personalize copies of Beyond Jefferson’s Vines at Horton Vineyards on Rt. 33 just east of Barboursville.
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.
This second edition provides important updates to include coverage of the pioneers behind Virginias hard cider revival, growing craft beer and spirits movement, the increasing role of social media, and some of the growing pains the industry has experienced. With expanded coverage of notable vintages, varieties, new wineries, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the industry, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines second edition is an indispensable reference for savvy Virginia wine enthusiasts and field guide for those planning to visit the Commonwealths wine country.”