December 2020 - The Williamsburg Winery


The Williamsburg Winery Rings in a New Year With a Sparkling Addition

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Williamsburg, Virginia — Toast the new year with a little sparkle from The Williamsburg Winery. The state’s largest winery recently introduced sparkling wine to its portfolio with two fizzy selections. The… Continue reading The Williamsburg Winery Rings in a New Year With a Sparkling Addition


Pair Oysters and Wine for a Succulent Evening

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Here’s how Bruce Vogt feels about oysters. “After God created the oyster, he didn’t need to evolve it any further because it was perfect!” says the owner of Big Island… Continue reading Pair Oysters and Wine for a Succulent Evening


After 38 Years at One Company, Jim Beckert Makes Himself Home at Another

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Jim Beckert knew he wanted to retire in Williamsburg after a visit to Ford’s Colony nearly 20 years ago. He and his wife, Nanette, call it home today, though Jim… Continue reading After 38 Years at One Company, Jim Beckert Makes Himself Home at Another


An Unlikely Return to Her Roots for Elena Barber

Behind the Scenes, Wine

Moldova, the birth country to Elena Barber, boasts more wines per capita than anywhere else in the world.  “Pretty much everybody in my country makes their own wine,” Elena, Assistant… Continue reading An Unlikely Return to Her Roots for Elena Barber


Kenny Bumbaco, Fluent in the Language of Wine

Behind the Scenes, Wine

Kenny Bumbaco studied aboard in Seville for a summer at William & Mary to immerse himself in the Spanish culture. Languages fascinate him, dating back to his introduction to Latin… Continue reading Kenny Bumbaco, Fluent in the Language of Wine


Meet the Extraordinary Francoise Duffeler

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Francoise Duffeler’s appreciation for nature and its spiritual ability to nurture dates back to growing up in the picturesque French countryside. Gothic castles, fragrant gardens and acres of bucolic green… Continue reading Meet the Extraordinary Francoise Duffeler


Matthew Meyer, a Winemaker with Deep Roots

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Family dinner in the Meyer household did not equate to burgers and fries. At 4-years-old, Matthew Meyer, today Winemaker at The Williamsburg Winery, savored sips of wine at a dinner… Continue reading Matthew Meyer, a Winemaker with Deep Roots


Wessex Hundred, a Fitting Chapter in the Storied Career of Simon Smith

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Simon Smith’s career has taken him from one storybook setting to the next. The Vice President of Food and Beverage at The Williamsburg Winery grew up in lush Kent, England,… Continue reading Wessex Hundred, a Fitting Chapter in the Storied Career of Simon Smith


Revel in the Gabriel Archer Tavern, a Welcome Respite with a Storied History

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“Hello! Welcome!”  The frequent greetings from Patrick Duffeler turns some heads as he walks through the Gabriel Archer Tavern on the grounds of the winery and farm he founded decades… Continue reading Revel in the Gabriel Archer Tavern, a Welcome Respite with a Storied History


Reflecting on an Odd Year While Anticipating a New One

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Greetings, Friends of The Williamsburg Winery, As we bring 2020 to a close, I am reminded of the words of English explorer and soldier John Smith. “The attitude, and the… Continue reading Reflecting on an Odd Year While Anticipating a New One

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