Great Wines... Great Times...
Under Blue Ridge Mountain Skies™
Now happening across the vineyard. It is the start of ripening, when red grapes change from a vibrant green to blue or purple and white grapes develop a translucence. Sugars begin to accumulate while acids decline. This process marks one of the major milestones in a grapevine annual cycle. For us, it begets anticipation. Continue »
Looking backward, it has been a surreal past twelve months. Pandemic, frost, cicadas, politics, and precipitation…just to name the obvious. No looking back, just forward. As I write that I realize, we will look back. A bottle of wine captures the sun, rain, soil, millions of years of geology, the careful hands that tend the grapes and the artistry in making a vintage for you. So, we will all look back a little when we open a 2020 bottle of JvD wine. Continue »