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Aileen is here (Early Mountain) in Charlottesville! Starting with some Potter’s Cider then Barboursville Vermentino 2017. Finishing with some EMV Shen Valley Cab Franc 2017 with wood fired pizza!
Andrae (Portsmouth, VA). I'm drinking Vintner's Cellar Winery - White Cranberry Pinot Grigio.
Aileen - hello! And sounds delicious.
Marty Moore from Richmond drimking Barbourvilles Viognier. Delicious!
Kephany here from Crozet! Opening Septenary (2017) and Keswick (2019) Chardonnays!
Hi there! joining in from Akron, OH - drinking Barboursville 2016 Nebbiolo Reserve
Hello from Arlington Va and Arrowine
Hello Richard! Just down the road from you
Hi Kirk and GO CANES… 🙌
Reggie Leonard II
Cheers (from Cville) to everyone!
Jennifer in Arlington; Early Mountain 2020 rosé. Excited to be here1
Arrowine, Crystal City Wine Shop, Greenwood Grocery, Barrel Thief and so many others have been so supportive!
Reggie Leonard II
Hi Everyone, John with a 2018 Bull Run Winery 2018 Estate Norton. Watching from Zion Crossroads.
And the best Cabinet Secretary!!
Good evening everyone. Please share your photos online and use the #OpenVAWine hashtag in all posts. Thank you!
We are so grateful for you, Sect'y Ring!
Thanks to Secretary Ring for your support of Virginia wine!
Cheers to everyone!
Cheers All! Shannon joining here in Sarasota, FL. 🥂🍇
And we are enjoying a Stinson Rosé of Tannat. Lovely!
Thank you to Secretary Ring for what you do for all! The Virginia wine industry has bonded together and did a fantastic job through ordering online, virtual tastings, curbside pick-up, and adapting tastings rooms and outdoor areas so they are safe!
Thank you for your leadership Secretary Ring!
Cheers!!! Thank you Secretary Ring!
Well said, Secretary Ring!
Good evening, everyone - if you have questions for Secretary Ring, Jay, or winemakers, please put those in the ‘Q&A’ window.
We need a list of those good Cab Franc. I need to try them. ;-)
agree need a list of each varietals rankings
Horton’s Cab Franc is one of my favorites.
As is Horton’s Viognier!
Virginia Wine Marketing
Visit taste.virginiawine.org to follow the Gold Medal Wine Trail!
Reggie Leonard II
Thanks for sharing the link, Reggie!
Reggie Leonard II
And thanks to Joan Bieda at Horton’s, too!
So nice to see Caitlin Horton's success.....the future of Horton is bright!
Gears and Lace might be one of my favorite labels.
multi-talented young lady, Caitlin! Kudos!
Def need to check this out - congrats Caitlin!!
Love the Steampunk theme/labels! Go, Caitlin.
The Steampunk these brings wine to younger generations of wine aficianados!
Congrats Caitlin! Definitely going to support.
Love the labels too!
Thanks everyone for helping to build a great industry here in VA - appreciate the efforts all around! Barren Ridge Vineyards
Another project by a young winemaker! Maya Hood White.
And it’s delicious.
So nice to see your smiling faces, Paul and Warren!
I have to check Maya's wine out.
R.A.H No. 1 from Maya Hood White is amazing….definitely worth seeking out.
Thanks for the recommendation Paul!
I need to try Maya's wine too. I haven't gotten a bottle yet!
It’s Petit Manseng as well!
More wine varietals to explore and enjoy. Drinking Barboursville Phileo Moscato tonight.
Phileo is one of my favorites!
I truly love that statement…”benchmark is almost a word that we don’t need anymore.” The Virginia wine industry is maturing, growing, creating, and defining its own future.
Agree with you, Paul Ting
…and Market Street Wine in Charlottesville
REMINDER: Please post photos to FB, IG,… of the wines you opened this evening and use #OpenVAWine hashtag.
Yes, long lees aging. Like Champagne, though they do it in bottle. It also had an 18 month primary fermentation.
Can Joy tell us again where she is from?
I think Keswick is one of my favorite Cab Franc’s…as well as Hiddencroft.
Horton Cabernet Franc
Glen Manor 2015 Cab Franc
Love the Cab Francs from King Family and Keswick
Keswick and King Family Cab Francs are my faves!
@James Carman - Joy’s husband here…Joy is from Charlottesville. She makes wine under her own label “Joy Ting Wine” and she is also the Research Enologist and Coordinator of the Winemakers Research Exchange
Good to see you Kathy.
Thanks all! <3
Thank you everyone for supporting Virginia wine
Frank Morgan - you rock! 😊
fabbioli winery bottled my petit Verdot!
Great to see so many wonderful VA wine lovers, supporters, makers!
Thanks for hosting, Frank! You are an amazing ambassador for VA wine!
@Paul Carney - It’s a deal!
Probably the biggest thing that I miss with having retired to Tampa is the Virginia wineries. Still trying to find VA wines in stores down here.
@Roger Starr, many wineries can ship to FL!
Thank you, Frank, and everyone on the panel! Great session! Cheers, all!
This was a really great event. Virginia wine has really arrived!
Outstanding event in every way. Kudos, Frank, and cheers to all the Virginia wine lovers here this evening!
Thank you Frank for all of your efforts to put this evening together and for your work over the years to promote understanding of the Virginia wine industry.
This was a fabulous event. Thanks to all the presenters! It is hard to believe that when my wife and I started drinking VA wines in the early 80's, I think there were only 12 wineries in the state. We've come a long way.
Thank you all for joining us for #OpenVAWine day. Many wineries are offering their #OpenVA Wine special packs through the weekend: https://drinkwhatyoulike.wordpress.com/2021/02/02/open-that-bottle-of-virginia-wine-day-special-offers/