Wine Archives - The Williamsburg Winery


Celebrating the Roots of Virginia Wine with a Toast to Acte 12

Behind the Scenes, Inside the Winery, Wine

The decision to plant vineyards and start a winery at Wessex Hundred was met with plenty of skepticism back in the ’80s when Patrick and Peggy Duffeler started their new… Continue reading Celebrating the Roots of Virginia Wine with a Toast to Acte 12


Don’t Forget the Wine When Planning Your Picnic

Eat Local, Food, Wine

With spring in the air, it’s time to plan for a picnic. Whatever’s in your basket, don’t forget to pack a bottle of wine from the Williamsburg Winery. Kenny Bumbaco,… Continue reading Don’t Forget the Wine When Planning Your Picnic


The Williamsburg Winery Takes Gold Three Times at Governor’s Cup

Wine

Williamsburg, Virginia — The Williamsburg Winery earned a trifecta— three Gold medals in the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition — and a first on Tuesday. While the Williamsburg Winery… Continue reading The Williamsburg Winery Takes Gold Three Times at Governor’s Cup


Williamsburg Winery Introduces Small Batch Field Blend Series

Wine

Williamsburg Winery Wine Club members are in for an exclusive treat. As part of their February wine shipment, they’ll receive the first of the Winery’s Small Batch Field Blend Series.… Continue reading Williamsburg Winery Introduces Small Batch Field Blend Series


Seasonal Ingredients, Four Wines Highlight new Chef’s Notebook Dinner Series at Gabriel Archer Tavern

Eat Local, Food, Wine

Savor Virginia’s bounty on your plate as part of the Williamsburg Winery’s new Chef’s Notebook dinner series. The first of these monthly epicurean journeys will be offered on Thursday, Feb.… Continue reading Seasonal Ingredients, Four Wines Highlight new Chef’s Notebook Dinner Series at Gabriel Archer Tavern


The 2019 Adagio in a Class All Its Own

Wine

After a near-perfect growing season three years ago, is it any wonder that the Williamsburg Winery’s 2019 Adagio is worth touting 10 months before its release? Structure. Depth. Layers. Complexity.… Continue reading The 2019 Adagio in a Class All Its Own


Williamsburg Winery’s 2020 Virginia Viognier Brings Home Gold in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Wine

Williamsburg, Virginia — The Williamsburg Winery’s 2020 Virginia Viognier earned a Gold Medal at the largest competition for North American wines in the country. More than 5,700 wines from approximately… Continue reading Williamsburg Winery’s 2020 Virginia Viognier Brings Home Gold in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


Winter Blending and Bottling Notes Give Nod to 2019 Reserves Including a Merlot in Class of its Own

Behind the Scenes, Events, Wine

Even with the vineyards dormant, the Williamsburg Winery is bustling this winter with the typical buzz surrounding blending and bottling. It’s one of the busiest periods at the winery topped… Continue reading Winter Blending and Bottling Notes Give Nod to 2019 Reserves Including a Merlot in Class of its Own


Williamsburg Winery Wine Club: “When I’m homesick for Europe, I go to the Winery”

Culture, Wine

The Williamsburg Winery’s most intimate connection with customers is through its Wine Club, which provides members with the ultimate experience in world-class wine and food. Meet Doris H. Elliott, a… Continue reading Williamsburg Winery Wine Club: “When I’m homesick for Europe, I go to the Winery”


The Art and Craft of Making a Barrel

Behind the Scenes, How To, Wine

Barrel making is an art steeped into history and century-old tradition. While technology has improved the process, it still relies on the handiwork of artisans and craftsmen at every stage.… Continue reading The Art and Craft of Making a Barrel


Art, Wine, Motorsports and an Evening to Remember at Wessex Hall on Dec. 9

Culture, Events, Wine

Guests visiting the Williamsburg Winery know its founder, Patrick Duffeler, as a friendly fellow with a warm handshake, a storyteller with an exquisite memory for names and dates and the… Continue reading Art, Wine, Motorsports and an Evening to Remember at Wessex Hall on Dec. 9


Williamsburg Winery Wine Club: Discovering New Tastes While Making Friends

Culture, Wine

The Williamsburg Winery’s most intimate connection with customers is through its Wine Club, which provides members with the ultimate experience in world-class wine and food. Meet Wine Club members Jim… Continue reading Williamsburg Winery Wine Club: Discovering New Tastes While Making Friends


Williamsburg Winery Wine Club: “Everybody is a Big Family and You’re a Part of It.”

Culture, Wine

The Williamsburg Winery’s most intimate connection with customers is through its Wine Club, which provides members with the ultimate experience in world-class wine and food. Meet Kimberly Riley, a longtime… Continue reading Williamsburg Winery Wine Club: “Everybody is a Big Family and You’re a Part of It.”


A Toast to Virginia’s Eighth AVA and the Williamsburg Winery for Making it Happen

Wine

The Commonwealth of Virginia has an official new wine region thanks to the Williamsburg Winery continuing to be a trailblazer on behalf of the industry. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax… Continue reading A Toast to Virginia’s Eighth AVA and the Williamsburg Winery for Making it Happen


Smell the Difference in Wine Aged in Cognac Barrels

Behind the Scenes, Wine

The nose has it! Not that wine aged in cognac barrels doesn’t taste wonderful, but the aromatics are what truly distinguishes this method. While aging wine in cognac barrels isn’t… Continue reading Smell the Difference in Wine Aged in Cognac Barrels


A Toast to the Williamsburg Winery for a Platinum & Four Golds at International Competition

Wine

Raise a glass to Petit Manseng! Better yet, take a sip of the Williamsburg Winery’s 2019 Petit Manseng, which achieved the Platinum Award at the 2021 Winemaker Challenge International Wine… Continue reading A Toast to the Williamsburg Winery for a Platinum & Four Golds at International Competition


A New Way to Enjoy a Flight of Wine at the Williamsburg Winery

Wine

Sit. Sip. Savor. Take part in a new tasting experience at the Williamsburg Winery ‘s Susan Constant Hall, adjacent to the Retail Wine Shop. “We’re changing from the standard tasting… Continue reading A New Way to Enjoy a Flight of Wine at the Williamsburg Winery


Going Behind the Scenes with a More Personal Patrick Duffeler in his New Book

Behind the Scenes, Wine

As much as the Williamsburg Winery has evolved over the last 20 years, so, too, has its founder, Patrick Duffeler. Readers of the second edition of “The Art and Science… Continue reading Going Behind the Scenes with a More Personal Patrick Duffeler in his New Book


Second Edition of “The Art and Science of Viticulture and Winemaking at the Williamsburg Winery”

Behind the Scenes, Culture, Wine

Williamsburg, Virginia — The second edition of “The Art and Science of Viticulture and Winemaking at the Williamsburg Winery” featuring stunning photographs from the Wessex Hundred farm and a behind-the-scenes… Continue reading Second Edition of “The Art and Science of Viticulture and Winemaking at the Williamsburg Winery”


The Williamsburg Winery and the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Celebrate 30 Years Together

Culture, Wine

The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November 2021, and for all three decades, the Williamsburg Winery has been along for the ride. Thirty years ago,… Continue reading The Williamsburg Winery and the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Celebrate 30 Years Together

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