What’s in a name? Only beer conforming to the "Stammwürze" law, which states a beer must have an Original Gravity of 13.5° Plato, can be served at Oktoberfest in Munich. Our version uses the eponymous Munich malt along with Vienna and German Pilsener malt; it is hopped exclusively with noble Hallertau- variety hops. Malty flavors blend with perfectly balanced hop character to make our festbier a highly drinkable lager. Dast Bier ist Wunderbar!

6.0% ABV | 24 IBUs

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% ABV


The Love is an unfiltered wheat beer, also known as a Hefeweizen.  It is distinguished by its extremely light body and fruity aroma, finished with spicy notes.

5.1% ABV |  9 IBUs


​Hazy, straw-colored farmhouse ale. Brewed with Pilsner and Vienna malts with a touch of wheat. Zythos and Galaxy hops additions in the boil enhance the fruitiness provided by the French farmhouse yeast. Lightly dry-hopped with Galaxy and Hallertau Blanc hops to enhance the tart, dry finish.

7.2% ABV | IBU 32


Extremely drinkable with a citrus flavor and hints of pine from the Centennial Hop.

6.4% ABV 


This copper color Scottish style ale has layers of roasted caramel malts, with just a touch of smoked malt for a delicious, easy to drink ale. 

 5.7% ABV | 20 IBU


A refreshing pilsner with a clean taste so don’t forget to take your daily dose of vitamin B(eer)

4.7% ABV| 41 IBU


Although dark in color, the roasted malts add to the dry, drinkable nature of this English-style sweet stout. An aroma of chocolate and coffee dance through the nose to bring a strong coffee flavor on the front and back, and a mild chocolatey finish, with a very low level of bitterness. The thick texture and roasted malt notes round out this heady stout.

5.3% ABV| 12 IBU

INNOCENCE 2017          

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

INDULGENCE 2016            
This vintage of Indulgence is a blend of our estate grown Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  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.

DECADENCE 201           
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.

SEDUCTION 2016    
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.

This one of a kind bubbly white is a Brut (very dry) sparkler made Methode Champenoise. 

RKATSITELI WHITE               
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.  

FREEDOM WHITE              
Fruity wine show aromas and flavors of granny smith apples, peaches, and mangos.  Served chilled with spicy food.

2016 VIOGNIER              
Exotic honey and tropical fruit aromas jump from the glass. Full bodied, viscous mouthfeel.
95% Viognier, 5% Roussanne

XOCO BLANCO                           
Sweet chocolaty white wine made with Rkatsiteli, Vidal Blanc & Chocolate essence.  Chocolate covered cherries gone wild!​

RASPBERRY RED                               
Cabernet Franc blended with Raspberry.  Served chilled.

Tasting Notes

Aged in neutral French oak barrels for 10-12 months.  Lightly oaked flavors blend with a soft acidity on the end.  Pairs well with seafood and pasta.

VIDAL BLANC                                 
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 neutral French oak barrels.  


A medium bodied 100% Cab Franc, aged 10-12 months in neutral French Oak barrels.  Light berry on the nose eases into hints of pepper and soft fruit on the finish.


This classic Thistle White Wine is 100% estate grown Seyval Blanc. This is an off dry wine that is aged in stainless steel tanks. Two percent residual sugar and pairs especially well with spicy food, chicken and cheeses.

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!

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

2014 DECHIEL MERITAGE              
A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc.  Barrel aged 36 months prior to bottling. Elegant luscious fruit with soft tannins. Serve with your best beef recipes, venison tenderloin, and lamb.

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.


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


A blend of Chambourcin, DeChaunac, Cab Sauv, and Cab Franc.  Our Tuscarora Red is a clear, ruby-red color, with deeply fruited bouquet of plum, black cherry, and blackberry.  This wine is lively and fresh on the palate, with soft, rounded tannins followed by a moderate finish.  The fresh, well- structured character of this wine makes it an ideal complement to all types of Italian food.

TRAMINETTE 2016                      
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.

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 - 87 Points*

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*

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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.

VIDAL BLANC                                   
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 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. 


Amazing Grace Vineyard Viognier has been a First Colony staff and customer favorite since its debut vintage in 2015. In part, that is thanks to the varietal itself. Virginia Viognier picked fully ripe produces a wine possessed of an exotic, seductive perfume and broad, voluptuous stone fruit character that is difficult to resist. And certainly, in those respects our 2017 Viognier is true to type. Leaping from the glass with musky, floral aromatics of honeysuckle, mayflower, and donut peach, the wine is rich and unctuous, with pear and peach flavors predominating on the palate. What sets this wine apart, however, is its unusual sense of place, also known as terroir character. Where many of its brethren are rather one-dimensionally fruity, First Colony's Viognier is further complicated by an intense, granitic minerality that serves to lift and enliven its palate. Pair with scallops over risotto and drink any time now-2020.


First Colony’s 2017 Riesling Reserve represents an exceptional improvement upon this wine’s maiden vintage in 2017, owing both to a better vineyard source and a truly remarkable growing season. Initially somewhat reticent in the glass, the wine blossoms with several minutes of aeration, displaying zesty, head-turning aromas of Kaffir lime, lemon pith, and wet stone. The palate is linear and sheer, with mouth-watering citrus fruit and shimmering minerality that practically beg for another sip. After several days an open bottle begins to show even more complexity, taking on herbaceous, floral tones of wisteria and pennyroyal that fan out of the finish like a peacock’s tail, suggesting that the wine will benefit enormously from several years of aging.

2017 ROSÈ

First Colony's 2017 Rose fits neatly into the stylistic mold established by the 2016 vintage of this wine. Possessed of a vibrant, saturated pink color, its aromatics are perhaps a little brighter and better defined than in years past, with notes of ruby red grapefruit, blood orange, and spring flowers that gain strength with aeration. On the palate the wine is dry but intensely fruit-forward, cutting a riper profile than the nose, with gushy flavors of strawberry, watermelon, and cantaloupe pushing through to a crisp, cleansing finish. Drink now. Like, right now. Yes, yes, I know, you're at work. But seriously. Right now.


In 2015 the Silver Doctor stands out for its vivid, spicy aromatics, redolent of cinnamon, cardamom, and white pepper, as well as its luxuriant, velvety mouthfeel. In 2015 these two sites ripened their fruit uncommonly early, before the remains of hurricane Joaquin slammed into the mid-Atlantic region, and as a result the wine shows a fine, silken texture, even at this early age. While there’s little question that it will continue to improve over the next three to four years in bottle, the 2015 Silver Doctor is already too delicious to resist, packed as it is with jammy strawberry and black cherry flavors and totally absent any astringency. Drink now-2021.