The Virginia Tasting Cellar

CrossKeys Vineyards

Slater Run is a family run vineyard in Upperville, Virginia, that produced its first vintages in 2014. Started in 2010 by married couple Christopher and Kiernan Slater Patusky, and Kiernan's parents Bob and Alice Slater, the winery represents the continuation of a 300-year tradition of farming by Kiernan's family along Goose Creek. Slater Run Vineyards has 12 acres of close spaced vines that produce a Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rosé, and Cabernet Franc, as well as two bourdeaux blends named First Bridge and Roots.


Hunting Creek Vineyards

CrossKeys planted their first vines in 2001. In May of 2008 they offered the first vintage of 2006, 100% estate grown wine.  Aside from being a beautiful Shenandoah Valley gathering place, they strive to be an establishment that gives back to their community. The keys embody their goal of producing exquisite wines, delicious food, fabulous events, but most of all they are a reminder that they strive to provide an excellent experience for every guest.




 Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery was founded in 1982.  A vision was soon formed out of the love of Virginia and its relationship with the vine. Located in the heart of Virginia Wine Country, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery is home to both Prince Michel and Rapidan River wines.  Their philosophy is simple and centers around hospitality and the enjoyment of the Virginia wine experience.  With a strong foundation of past accomplishments and a supportive, growing industry, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery looks forward to meeting new goals and setting higher standards.



Rockbridge Vineyard

Interested in becoming a partner winery?  Please email Megan at mmartin@thevatastingcellar.com for information.  

Buskey Cider

Prince Michel

Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley at 2,000 feet elevation, Rockbridge Vineyards is able to grow grapes that others may not. Shepherd Rouse, along with his wife Jane Millott-Rouse, planted their first grapes in 1989 and rolled out wine in 1993. The vineyard has now grown to 17 acres and is complemented with grapes from other top-quality growers from neighboring Virginia counties. From this palette of vinifera, hybrid, and native grapes, Shep produces wines which please a broad range of individual tastes. His winemaking style of traditional small batch methods with minimal processing allows him to capture the essence of the vineyard in the glass. The result: well-crafted, affordable wines. Enjoy!

 DuCard Vineyards has been growing grapes for the past decade on their property, nestled at the eastern edge of the Shenandoah National Park.  Initially selling grapes to a winery neighbor, they expanded production and opened to the public in 2010, with a gorgeous new tasting room and boutique winery at their vineyard site. They continue to do things their own way; in small batches of the highest possible quantity, and with a fantastic, loyal base of customers who appreciate the uniqueness of their operation. Named Virginia’s Greenest Winery, with solar power and even a Tesla electric car charging station, they strive to respect the environment and to support local businesses.




Rosemont of Virginia

Buskey Cider opened in April 2016 in the popular craft beverage neighborhood of Scott's Addition in Richmond, Virginia. Focusing on semi-sweet and dryer ciders in addition to using innovative techniques typically found in beer, Buskey is receiving great interest and enthusiasm about their refreshing cider.  We are excited to offer four Buskey ciders to taste or enjoy by the pint, growler, or 6 pack.  

Horton Vineyards

More coming soon.....

Wine lover and entrepreneur Dennis Horton began his winemaking venture with a small home vineyard in Madison County, Virginia in 1983.  It did not take him long to realize that, although the Virginia summers were warm enough to ripen almost any grape variety, the humid conditions favored growing grapes with thicker skins and loose clusters.  There began the search for varieties that would flourish in Virginia’s climate and had the capacity to produce some of the finest wines of the world.  Dennis and Sharon Horton along with longtime business partner Joan Bieda acquired 55 acres to start Horton Vineyards in 1988.  Utilizing the "open lyre" training system, which promotes ideal ripening, and drip irrigation for ideal soil moisture conditions, the vineyard was established with quality in mind.  



DuCard Vineyards

Hunting Creek Vineyards started in April 2002 with the first planting of 100 Merlot, 100 Petit Verdot, and 100 Viognier vines.  The winery soon followed in 2008, producing 180 cases.  Hunting Creek believes in supporting local growers and the community.  All of the wines are made from grapes grown and processed on property.  




Slater Run Vineyards

​​At Rosemont, you’ll discover that we combine our knowledge of this land with modern winemaking techniques to produce premium handcrafted wines, all of which are 100% estate grown, produced and bottled on our estate. Being involved in every aspect of winemaking, from budbreak to harvest and bottling, allows us to produce wines of the greatest quality that showcase this great Virginia terroir.





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