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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

Behind the Scenes

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

Eat Local, Fine Dining, Food

“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


Challenges and Opportunities, Past and Future

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By Patrick G. Duffeler, Founder and Chairman, The Williamsburg Winery  The Williamsburg Winery is seeking a new owner.  Now, let me back up and explain why and how we got… Continue reading Challenges and Opportunities, Past and Future


The Williamsburg Winery and Community Partners Team Up to Feed Hundreds of Hospital Workers

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When Tracy Shackelford and Harold Philipsen of Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with The Williamsburg Winery, put a call out to the community to help feed hospital workers in Williamsburg, the… Continue reading The Williamsburg Winery and Community Partners Team Up to Feed Hundreds of Hospital Workers


The Legend of the Turkey & Brie Sandwich

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The ingredients are simple.  House-roasted turkey.  Brie.  Granny Smith apple slices.  Lingonberry preserves.  Roasted garlic mayo.  French baguette.  When it all comes together, it’s the iconic Turkey & Brie sandwich… Continue reading The Legend of the Turkey & Brie Sandwich


The Art of Writing

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To write is human.  To receive a handwritten note is divine!  In many ways, today, that art – the art of letter writing – is lost.  It is, after all,… Continue reading The Art of Writing


Meet Maureen Mains, Winner of The Williamsburg Winery’s Military Spouse Appreciation Giveaway

Behind the Scenes, Giveaways

Earlier this year, it was a career Army spouse who was announced as the winner of The Williamsburg Winery’s military spouse appreciation giveaway. It was the least we could do… Continue reading Meet Maureen Mains, Winner of The Williamsburg Winery’s Military Spouse Appreciation Giveaway


Savoring Readers’ Choice Awards for The Williamsburg Winery in 2020

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We think we can all agree, it’s lovely to be recognized, and it’s an honor to receive an award for your work, for your craft. Sometimes those awards come from… Continue reading Savoring Readers’ Choice Awards for The Williamsburg Winery in 2020


The Art of Woodworking

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There’s something about a piece of old wood.  It has character.  Soul.  Stories embedded into every grain, every worm hole, every ring of history.  If you were to “come across… Continue reading The Art of Woodworking


Celebrating Pi(e) Day with Chorizo Quiche from The Williamsburg Winery

Fine Dining, Food, Recipes

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant.  3.14.  March 14.  But around Wessex Hundred, and especially at The Gabriel Archer Tavern, you know what else is constant? … Continue reading Celebrating Pi(e) Day with Chorizo Quiche from The Williamsburg Winery


A Taste of Italy in Virginia

Behind the Scenes, Eat Local, Food

From home-grown herbs and produce to Eastern Shore oysters and Edwards Surry ham, The Winery takes great care in selecting the finest quality meats, fruits and vegetables to serve to… Continue reading A Taste of Italy in Virginia


Why We Love Petit Verdot

Wine

Ages well.  Big and bold.  Loves being single or part of a group.  While this may sound like the beginning of a social media profile, it’s actually referring to Virginia’s… Continue reading Why We Love Petit Verdot

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