October 8, 2017

When talking about weather in the Mid Atlantic wine industry, there's a common phrase that's laden with a little cynicism, humor, and sarcasm. Ask a vineyard manager or winemaker their thoughts on the growing season and they may answer "it was about normal, whatever th...

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!

August 22, 2017

This time of year wineries all over the northern hemisphere are taking delivery of freshly coopered oak wine barrels. "Barrel" is an almost uniquely American colloquialism that is occasionally sneered at outside of American winemaking circles. What we think of as wine...

August 20, 2017

This French term has been adopted by English speaking wine grape growers and simply refers to the onset of ripening. But like many technical terms used in the wine industry its current meaning has taken on a slightly different context than its original usage. While gra...

August 20, 2017

Progress at Antietam Creek Vineyards

August 15, 2017

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

Chrysalis Vineyards Virginia Papillon Hollin Reserve 2013: 94

Chrysalis Vineyards Norton Virginia Locksley Reserve 2014: 93

Chrysalis Vineyards Norton Virginia Barrel...

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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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