White and Rosé - The Williamsburg Winery

“If you like a superlative white burgundy, you will love the Chardonnays from The Williamsburg Winery at less than half of the price.”

-Oz Clarke, acknowledged as ‘the most recognized wine critic in the United Kingdom’

Wessex Hundred

These estate-grown wines are made from grapes sourced exclusively from our estate vineyards at Wessex Hundred in Williamsburg.

2022 Wessex Hundred Dry Rosé

55% Cabernet Franc, 28% Vidal Blanc, 15% Chardonnay, 2% Tannat

A cornucopia of fruits nuances offering some bright tropical pineapple and grapefruit, along with fresh red fruits of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. These are then complemented with some honeydew melon, apple and pear layers. The fruit is well rounded with a perfumed vanilla cream aspect that balances well with the fruits and chalky minerality. The mouthfeel is smooth and elegant with the fruits being highlighted. The finish lasts a long time with the fruits and lemon zest notes emphasized again, yet still maintains and creamy finish. 

2019 Wessex Hundred Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay

A full-bodied wine offering some pleasant aromas of peach, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple along with a floral note that transitions into a lovely fresh rose and hydrangea essence. Among the fresh fruits and flowers is a layer of creamy vanilla and caramel that then leads into a saltwater taffy character. The oak is sublimely integrated with the fruit and acidity making for a deliciously balanced wine with an elegant body and finish.

Williamsburg Winery WH 2019 Viognier
2019 Wessex Hundred Viognier

100% Viognier

This Viognier has the classic elements of a pineapple upside cake in conjunction with a lemon cream pie. In addition to these sweet treats there is some apricot, plum, mandarin orange, and grilled pineapple. On the palate these fruits come forward along with a pleasant tea character and some flowers. The finish is well balanced, lingering with a cake-like creaminess and a bright acidity just poking through.

2020 Chardonnay-Viognier, Limited Release

66% Chardonnay, 34% Viognier

A bright and rich wine offering a plethora of fruit characters. Initially the wine shows some pineapple, apple, pear, banana and apricot which is then engulfed with some creamy vanilla notes and bright lemon. Along with the fruits are some fresh notes of cut grass and honeysuckle giving the wine a lovely fl oral essence. The minerality of the wine is nicely paired with the fruits. The finish is long and bright with the lemon and tropical notes showing well. 

Virginia Appellation

Made from a combination of grapes sourced from Wessex Hundred and from our partner growers from around the commonwealth.

2022 A Midsummer Night’s White

31% Petit Manseng, 31% Chardonnay, 21% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Viognier

A well-balanced wine with a refreshing tropical note with some apricots, peaches, green apple, and pear. These fruits are well paired with the lemon and minerality notes. There is also a touch of clove, fresh grass and floral characters that work well with the overall structure. The mouthfeel is fruit forward with a bright yet luscious creamy nuance. The residual sugars accentuate the fruits nicely and the finish has just hint of lemon and pepper. This is the winemaking team’s favorite Mid-Summer nights White to date.

Williamsburg Winery Acte 12 of 1619.
2019 Acte 12 Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay

This wine is packed with different layers and nuances such as plum, red apples, strawberry, cherry, and rhubarb.  Then there is a layer of creamy vanilla with a touch of lemon curd.  After that comes a slightly herbal essence with a hint of spice and nuttiness.  All these nuances are beautifully balanced on the palate with a bright and yet creamy finish that lingers for a while.  The oak and stainless steel are in complete harmony with the wine and create a beautifully balanced chardonnay.

2021 Monticello Rkatsiteli

100% Rkatsiteli

A lovely balanced wine offering a smattering of different aromatics such as peach, pear, tangerine, banana, and melon. These fruits are complemented by the lime stone minerality and a fresh herbal and floral nuance. Next to these notes is a bright lemon lime citrus component that is enhanced with a touch of vanilla. The palette is bright and tropical with a long finish. I really like the way this wine comes together to create a uniquely new aroma! 

2020 Stainless Steel Chardonnay.
2021 Virginia Stainless Steel Fermented Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay

A fruit forward wine with some fresh tropical pineapple, lychee, orange then followed by some apple, pear, plum and dried apricot. The fruits are followed by some soft floral and lemon notes which balance well with the limestone nuance. There is just a touch of a spicy caramel tone that adds nicely to the overall complexity. The mouth and finish are both bright and creamy at the same time creating a lovely full rich texture. 

2018 Virginia Petit Manseng
2019 Virginia Petit Manseng

100% Petit Manseng

A full-bodied wine with multiple fruit families represented, starting with the tropical fruits of starfruit, kiwi, and papaya. Then the stone fruits of apricots and nectarines followed by the berry family with a hint of strawberry.  Mixed in with these fresh fruits is a layer of vanilla and currants along with some honey.  After all that comes a layer of spice with clove and cinnamon and a touch of honeysuckle and wildflowers.  The finish is fruit forward with a smooth creaminess and a minerality layer that accentuates all the other elements.

* 94 points, Platinum Award – Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

* 91 points, Jamessuckling.com

2021 Virginia Sauvignon Blanc

100% Sauvignon Blanc

This wine is showing a wonderful array of the classic tropical notes of pineapple, lychee and mango along with some apricot and peach stone fruits.  There is an additional orange, apple and lemon aspect that melds well with the tropical and stone fruits. Next to the fruits is a lovely wild flowers and fresh grass aromas.  The finish is creamy and smooth with bright citrus undertones. Overall, a well-balanced wine with some classic old world style elements.

2021 Virginia Semi-Dry Rosé

79% Traminette, 16% Cabernet Franc, 5% Chardonnay

The first components to show up are vibrant honeysuckle, orange blossom and jasmine notes, which flow into some bright red fruits such as cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. Along with the explosion of flowers and fruits is a nice layer of honey and citrusy perfume with a touch of spice. The finish is full of honey and bright fruits with a creamy texture coming from just the right amount of residual sugar. I really like the balance and structure of this wonderful summer wine. 

American Wine Series

These wines pay respect to the rich wine history of Wessex Hundred and are made in a fun, easy-drinking style. 

2022 Governor’s White

100% Riesling

The 2021 Governors White is a semi dry Riesling with a lot of bright fruit and multiple layers.  On the nose there are the tropical fruits such as pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit followed by blueberry, strawberry, plum and a touch of lemon that adds a pleasant brightness to the wine.  Amid the fruit layers is a very soft honey and vanilla that plays nicely with the classic Riesling nuances.  The residual sugar and alcohol are well balanced within the wine’s overall structure making for a very approachable wine with smooth sweetness and fruit.  This wine is very easy and fun to drink and will pair with many light dishes or spicy foods; or simply with a burger by the pool.

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