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Behind the Pink: A Guide to Rosé Winemaking

Rosé wine, with its delicate hues and refreshing flavors, has become a favorite among wine enthusiasts around the world. But how do winemakers achieve that perfect balance of color, aroma, and taste? The art of crafting Rosé is both ancient and evolving, combining traditional techniques with modern innovations. Let’s dive into the different winemaking methods […]

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The Awakening: Celebrating the Splendor of Springtime in Virginia Vineyards

As the chill of winter fades away and nature begins to stir from its slumber, there’s a magical transformation taking place in Virginia’s vineyards. Bud break marks the beginning of the grapevine’s annual growth cycle, signaling the arrival of spring and the promise of another fruitful harvest. It’s a time of renewal, anticipation, and boundless

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Sipping Romance: A Wine Lover’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

With one month of 2024 already in the books and the calendar flipped to February, Valentine’s Day–the celebration of love and affection–is just around the corner. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or a cozy evening at home, there’s no denying that wine can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the

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A “Bubbly” 2024: A Guide to Sipping the New Year With Sparkling Wines

As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and the curtain closed on 2023, people all around the world came together to bid farewell to the past and usher in 2024 with joy and excitement. One of the most popular ways to toast the momentous occasion is by raising a glass of sparkling wine.

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas—October One Vineyard Edition

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas—October One Vineyard Edition The wine: 2020 Cabernet Franc Narrated by S. Claus (aka Kyle Zimmerman) ‘Twas the night before Christmas– ‘ol Santa was spent. I was so ill-prepared for the year’s “big event.” ☹   The hustle and bustle had caught up with age, (Should have given my elf team

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“The Pursuit of Excellence…. Loudoun’s Passion In Wine

“The pursuit of excellence with unrestrained passion can lead to the accomplishment of wonders with unsurpassed joy.”—Aberjhani, historian / poet While many attributes define our wine world, no other descriptor embodies our spirit and commitment more than passion—that energy that originates in our souls, swelling within us, igniting our zest for life. Notwithstanding, teamwork is also a key

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Which October One Vineyard wine sounds delicious to you today?

Which October One Vineyard wine sounds delicious to you today? Let’s help find out with this overview of our grapes, their history, and lineage, as well as our grapes’ signature characteristics. Also, see what chefs and authors said while pairing O1V’s wine with food and the medals we’ve taken home. O1V’s Grapes The grapes used

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