September 22, 2017

One of my favorite grape varieties to work with is Albariño. Hailing from Spain and Portugal, Albariño is ideal for the Mid-Atlantic region for several reasons. Perhaps the best reason is that the name doesn't scare customers. How many Virginians still can't pronounce...

September 14, 2017

One of the all time great pairings in the world of winemaking is the fusion of oak barrels and Chardonnay. After whole cluster pressing the fruit I let the juice settle in tank at 50° F for (in this particular case) 34 hours. This temperature allows rapid settling and...

September 13, 2017

Beautiful fruit coming off the vine just before rain forecast the next day. I whole cluster press white grapes instead of sending it through the destemmer first. Bypass the setup, operation, and cleanup of the destemmer and enjoy larger press yields. The sacrifice is m...

September 3, 2017

August means the last chance to bottle before harvest. Empty your tanks!

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Jason's wines have received the following scores from Stuart Pigott in an April 2017 review of Virginia:

Chrysalis Vineyards Virginia Papillon Hollin R...

Praise from Stuart Pigott of JamesSuckling.com

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