2011 DECHIEL MERLOT
New release! 38 months of barrel aging prior to bottling. Hints of earthiness on the nose lead into dark chocolate and hints of expresso beans and a spicy oak finish. Its well-balanced, soft tannins make this wine a perfect accompaniment to a variety of foods. Such as grilled meats or hearty vegetable dishes.
27 months barrel aging prior to bottling. Polished, generous and silky in texture, this well-mannered wine is nicely packed with black fruit, accented plum and clove flavors that linger on the peppery finish. Great aging potential.
2013 DECHIEL MERITAGE (blend)
A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Cabernet Franc. Barrel aged 36 months prior to bottling. Rich, black fruit and cedar spiciness followed by a long finish and full palate. Serve with your best beef recipes, venison tenderloin, and lamb.
*Silver Medal-2017 Virginia Governor's Cup*
2015 DECHIEL CHARDONNAY
100% Barrel fermented Chardonnay. Aged 10 months in American and French oak barrels for complexity. Dry, full-bodied, round palate, well-balanced. Elegant long finish with hints of butterscotch and caramel. Pairs with rich seafood, poultry, and pork with creamy sauces.
This wine is floral, fruity with good acidity. It is fresh and slightly sweet on the palate with a tart finish. 1% residual sugar. Great with spicy foods, pork, or white fish.
2015 Jeremiah’s Blush
This wine is a blend of Concord grapes and Vidal Blanc with 4% residual sugar. It is a blushing, lively wine that is fresh, fruity, and fun. Classic, foxy, and sweet.
And he always had some mighty fine wine
2015 ROCKBRIDGE V d’Or
A blend of Vignoles, Riesling, Vidal Blanc and Traminette with 15% residual sugar and 13.0 % alcohol. Winemakers use refrigeration technology to control fermentation temperatures, so we have adapted this art in making our version of "ice wine". We were the first winery in Virginia(1994) to use cryoconcentration to make dessert wine and have set the standard with our V d'Or. In a blind tasting, our V d'Or was rated higher than a similar wine costing $350. This wine evokes honey and mandarin oranges.
*Gold Medal-2017 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition*
HUNTING CREEK VINEYARD
This one of a kind bubbly white is a Brut (very dry) sparkler made Methode Champenoise.
Still very rare in the U.S., but one of our most popular wines, Rkatsiteli produces an aromatic white wine redolent of orange zest and honeysuckle. A very rare wine for the wine afficionado.
Fruity wine show aromas and flavors of granny smith apples, peaches, and mangos. Served chilled with spicy food.
Exotic honey and tropical fruit aromas jump from the glass. Full bodied, viscous mouthfeel.
95% Viognier, 5% Roussanne
XOCO ROJO (blend)
88% Touriga Nacional, 8% Syrah, 4% Norton with a very small percentage of dark chocolate essence.
Cabernet Franc blended with Raspberry. Served chilled.
This vintage of Temptation is slender in weight with a powerhouse of berry aroma. Layers of fruit flavors give this wine nice balance and bright fruit characters.
* Pairing suggestions: BBQ, pizza, savory salad, pork, chicken, grilled fish
This vintage of Indulgence is a blend of our estate grown Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Malbec. The blend of Bordeaux varietals makes this an elegant wine. We think you will appreciate the softness and depth of this Indulgence.
*Pairing suggestions: Steak and other hearty meat dishes, chocolate and hard cheeses.
We co-ferment our Petit Verdot with Viognier skins and then add 5% of our finished Viognier wine prior to bottling. The Viognier allows more floral bouquet also reducing some of tannin characteristics of the Petit Verdot, making this an exquisite marriage.
*Pairing suggestions: Steak, bold cheeses, dark chocolate, cherry, raspberry or chocolate desserts, bubble bath.
This Port style wine is made from Chambourcin grapes, fortified with an unoaked, unaged brandy and sweetened to 6% sweetness. It was aged in bourbon barrels for 21 months. It is best enjoyed after dinner or as a night cap or to toast anything special in your life.
2016 THISTLE WHITE
Thistle White is 100% estate grown Vidal Blanc. This is an off dry wine that is aged in stainless steel tanks. It is fruity with notes of grapefruit, melon and pineapple. Contains 2.5 percent residual sugar and pairs especially well with spicy food, chicken and cheeses.
2016 THISTLE BLUSH
Our 2016 Thistle Blush, with 1% residual sugar, is made from an early harvest of our estate grown Chambourcin grapes, which gives it a great balance of sugar and acid. It was aged in stainless steel and there was an addition of 15% oaked Chardonnay prior to bottling.
2016 ST. GEORGE RED
Estate grown, late harvest Chambourcin grapes blended with 20% Cab Franc. 2016 St. George is aged in 2nd year oak barrels. Cherry flavors and heavy legs abound in our signature red wine. Pairs well with everything!
2016 BATTEAU RED
Our very popular Batteau Red is an estate grown Chambourcin wine containing 25% Highland Red port wine (2014). The Highland is an Amarone style wine where the grapes are dried before pressing to concentrate the natural sugars and flavors of the fruit. Batteau Red’s sweetness and higher alcohol content are a result of the port wine addition. Very full bodied. Great as either an aperitif or after dinner wine.
Our secret recipe is a lovely mixture of fruit juices and estate grown Chambourcin. Our sangria contains no preservatives. Refrigerate and enjoy within two weeks. 7.4% alcohol
Our signature Rosé is bright and fresh, a dry Rosé, made from 100% Chambourcin. The 2017 vintage is a beautiful salmon color, with beautiful crisp acidity. It offers aromas of rose petal and watermelon with a sassy acidity of vine picked strawberries and raspberries. The perfect refreshment for warm Virginia days.
A crisp, dry white wine with floral aromas and a touch of spiciness and citrus undertones. A slight minerality and crisp finish makes this a great pairing for spicy foods, oysters, sushi or a light salad.
LAKE COUNTRY SUNSET
This sweet white wine has aromas of pear, honeysuckle, and pineapple with undertones of citrus. Medium bodied with a complimentary sweet finish, perfect for sitting on the patio watching the sun go down.
A classic red table wine, medium bodied with bright aromas of bing cherries, black currants and oak that lead to a lingering fruity finish.
*Wine Enthusiast Magazine - 89 Points*
CABERNET FRANC 2015
A favorite among wineries in Virginia, Cabernet Franc is a grape that really showcases Virginia climate and soil conditions that are optimal for growing a spicy, fruit forward Cabernet. It’s like an aroma potpourri of floral and spice, then fills the mouth with dried fruit and preserves reminiscent of a nutty fruitcake, ending with a smooth, caramel chocolate truffle finish.
*Gold- 2017 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition*
ROSEMONT OF VIRGINIA WINERY
A semi-sweet blend of Vidal Blanc and Traminette, the nose displays intense tropical, rose petal, and fresh lychee notes. The palate is rich and mouth-coating with orange blossom, fig, and apricot flavors. Pair with spicy Asian dishes, light pastas, roast pork, and poultry dishes.
Contains 100% Vidal Blanc. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Intense tropical nose with hints of peach and honeydew melon. Fruit forward with bright acidity, a subtle soft palate of tropical fruits and a zesty, citrus finish. Pairs well with soft cheeses, oysters, and light fish dishes.
Contains 100% Traminette. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Floral notes of rose and white blossoms, with a sweet honeysuckle finish. Smooth, soft mid-palate with balanced, crisp acidity on the finish. Pairs well with fruits, salads, turkey, and spicy dishes.
BIG A RED
Contains Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in neutral barrels. Aromas of strawberries and cream, red raspberries, blackberries, and violets. Soft, creamy palate with a fruity mid-palate. Fine, dusty tannins, with earthy hints. Smooth and persistent finish. Pairs well with grilled meats, raspberry cheesecake, BBQ, and medium to hard cheeses.
Vibrant aromas of dark cherry and berry mingle with white pepper, caramel and milk chocolate. This sweet, bold wine shows tons of elegance with strong tannins that lead to a strong lingering finish.
THISTLE GATE VINEYARD
Aged in natural French oak barrels for 10-12 months. Lightly oaked flavors blend with a soft acidity on the end. Pairs well with seafood and pasta.
Our Vidal Blanc is slightly sweet offering those who enjoy a little less tartness to enjoy a nice, crisp, slightly citrus flavor with just a slight bit of sweetness added for your pleasure.
A dry Provence-style Rosé that features light fruit flavors. 100% Merlot aged 10-12 months in natural French oak barrels.
Wonderful medium bodied 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 10-12 months in natural French oak barrels. Pairs well with steak and Italian dishes. However, it can easily be enjoyed on its own.
A traditional German grape, our Dornfelder features a deep, rich color and unique taste. Cherry and a blend of spices compliments light floral notes.
Do you LOVE everything RVA?? This refreshing cider fermented beautifully, was cold crashed to hold its signature flavor, and then slightly back sweetened with unfermented juice to let you fully experience the Virginia apples. Sit back, relax, and drink in the city! 5.5% abs
TART CHERRY CIDER-
Cherries lend this cider its signature blush color while complimenting the apples to create one of the most bright and refreshing ciders you've ever had! 6.5% abs
MAPLE SPICED CIDER-
This cider was fermented with maple spirals, real vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. This seasonal cider has a smooth flavor throughout with a cinnamon nose, maple/woody body, and vanilla flavor in the finish!
Buskey regularly rotates hopped ciders, but when they used citra hops, the cider was such a hit that they brought it back as a permanent line that is now in distribution. We are currently pouring an unfiltered cascade hop cider!