After years of sampling Virginia’s excellent wines, the Gauthiers were inspired by their extraordinary tasting experience at Cave Ridge Winery located in the Shenandoah Valley in Mount Jackson, VA. When approached, Cave Ridge’s founder and vintner, Randy Phillips, graciously accepted the Gauthiers’ request for his mentorship in realizing their winery dream. Under Randy’s tutelage, the Gauthiers and their friends planted the first 3200 vines on their Fair Winds Farm in April of 2012. In 2013, the Gauthiers completed construction of their winery, purchased select grapes grown in Shenandoah Valley vineyards and have leased mature vines in the Shenandoah for future grape production.
Gauthier Vineyard’s first estate grown grapes were harvested in the late Summer and the early Fall of 2014. Production of their estate wines were performed on the premises under Randy’s guidance. Gauthier Vineyard’s estate wines were made from their Norton grapes.
Randy’s impressive record for producing award winning wines and his generous mentorship lie at the heart of the Gauthier Vineyard offerings. The Gauthier Vineyard offerings are provided as an invitation to a memorable wine tasting in a serene country setting just six miles from interstate 64 and four miles from Saude Creek, our closest neighboring winery. Private tastings for groups of six or more are available by appointment.
15% for active or retired military on all bottle sales.
5% off for 6 bottles; 10% off for 12 bottles (case)
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This wine is a blend of our first harvest of Norton grown on our farm and Chambourcin grown on our Shenandoah vines. This wine is slightly sweet with a hint of blackberry. It captures the personality of Gauthier Vineyard’s winery dog, Rochambeau (aka Beau), a Vizsla born in Crozet, VA. His smiling portrait is prominently featured on the label.
Pairings: This blend is good served with desserts, particularly fruit-based offerings as well as soft cheeses.