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  • Guest Winery Review: Jimmy Rosen Evaluates Current Releases at Linden Vineyards

    I’ve been pleased to meet Jimmy Rosen and his wife Robin at the Wine Guild, who moved to Charlottesville from South Carolina almost a year ago and have been delighted to discover so many wineries with such fine wines in the Old Dominion. Here in a guest column, Jimmy shares his tasting notes and other […]

  • Harvest Report 2023: Overall, a Banner Vintage for Virginia

    A growing season without major frost damage, mostly dry with cool nights through mid-September makes it look like 2023 will be a banner vintage for Virginia. Reports so far indicate that the whites were harvested in nice, ripe numbers almost without exception. Early-ripening reds in some parts of the state were hit with heavy rains, […]

  • Charlottesville Named Top Wine Enthusiast Wine Region of 2023

    This week, Wine Enthusiast magazine named its four picks for Wine Region of the Year. Charlottesville, VA and its Monticello AVA were in first place, followed by Lambrusco, Italy; Provence, France; and Swartland, South Africa. The magazine noted that, despite the irony of Thomas Jefferson’s failed ambitions to create an American fine wine region, starting […]