While still living in Virginia Beach, we purchased this mountainside property in 1999 with the intention of it becoming our future retirement retreat. A series of serendipitous events led us on an unexpected journey of planting Pinot Noir in a region where it was presumed impossible. The rest is history.
• 37°42’ N x 79°10’W
• Chestnut Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Amherst County, Virginia
• Elevation 1625 – 1800ft with steep SE and S aspect
• Ancient, weathered Charnokite granite soils over one billion years old
• 6 acres under vine on site
Our goal is to look for creative ways to maintain balance with nature, our vines and wines. All vineyard practices are by hand, tended to by a team dedicated to respecting nature and taking pride in their work. With minimal intervention in the cellar, our wines can fully express this beautiful land.