Vineyard

The gently rolling hills of Mount Fair, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, provide an ideal terroir for our Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc vineyard. Planted on a southeasterly sloping hill, our grapes are bathed by early morning sunlight and benefit from the drying effects of the prevailing summer mountain breezes.

Mount Fair is blessed with seven acres which are ideally suited for growing grapes. 

Situated on a ridge which gently slopes to the southeast, our vineyard receives the morning sun and prevailing mountain breezes which help to minimize the vine’s retention of moisture from dew and rainfall. 

Historically, Bordeaux varieties have flourished in our area of the Monticello wine region so that is what we planted: Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Consistent with our commitment to sustainability, we do not use herbicides and seek to minimize the use of pesticides in the maintenance of our vineyard. 

We have accomplished this by investing in a specialized tractor which is equipped with a hoe which mechanically clears weeds under the vines.

The tractor also operates a vertical mower which trims vine leaf overgrowth, thereby exposing the fruit more efficiently to the drying effects of sunlight.

Most of our grapes are sold to Virginia winemakers; however, we typically keep enough to fill a barrel with each of our three varieties. 

Working with our gifted Vineyard Consultant, Frantz Ventre, our winemakers at nearby Stinson Vineyards have produced outstanding wines for our family, friends and guests. 

Scott, Rachel and Nathan at Stinson are wonderful partners and we recommend that you visit their winery.