The first 2023 online edition of Wine & Country Life magazine has just been published, and features a must-read, in-depth article on the history of Virginia wine. It includes a look back 400 years to colonial days, the origin of the Norton grape 200 years ago, and a focus on the pioneers of the last 30-40 years who built the current Virginia wine industry. Check it out at

DuCard Vineyards Wins San Fran Gold for its TANA Vineyard Chardonnay ’21

DuCard Vineyards is thrilled to announce that their 2021 TANA Chardonnay has been awarded Gold in the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.  Produced exclusively from their TANA (Madison) vineyard, this Mȃcon-style wine shows aromas of green apple on the nose and pleasing minerality on the palate with a hint of oak on the finish. For more information on ordering this wine, visit