“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’
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
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.
2022 Wessex Hundred Viognier
A wonderful array of fresh pineapple, peach, and wildflowers with just a touch of strawberry and cherries. The fruits are nicely matched with
a creamy vanilla, yeast character along with some limestone nuances. The mouthfeel is very bright and fruit forward with a long creamy
finish and a bit of lemon zest to balance it all out.
2021 Wessex Hundred Viognier-Chardonnay, Limited Release
58% Viognier, 42% Chardonnay
A lovely balance of the tropical pineapple, banana, and mandarin orange, along with some peach, apple, and pear. The fruits nuances are wrapped within a creamy vanilla and lemon tones. Behind all of this are some fresh limestone and floral notes. The mouthfeel is a rich and fruit forward and both creamy and bright at the same time. I believe the best of both grapes are expressed well within this blend!
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.
2021 Acte 12 Chardonnay
A wonderfully structured Chardonnay with notes of lemon meringue, green apple, melon and Apricots. The fruits are backed up with a touch of fresh grass, clove and pepper. There is a just a hint of tropical nuances that build on the structure of the wine. The mouthfeel is full bodied, which enhances the bright clean fruit forward finish, with the fresh lemons. Overall, a well-balanced wine that should age well over the next couple years and will pair well with whatever creeps, crawls or walks out of the Chesapeake Bay.
2021 Monticello 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!
2021 Virginia Stainless Steel Fermented 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.
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
2022 Virginia Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
An elegant old world style Sauvignon Blanc with tropical notes of pineapple, lemon and banana, along with some soft apricot, peach, pear and apples nuances. The fruit is wrapped up with a pleasant herbal character with fresh cut grass and hay. The mouthfeel is bright and inviting with lemon grass and tropical noes prevailing while still maintaining a soft creamy approachable distinction. Overall, well balanced easy drinking wine with a pleasant finish. A very food friendly wine.
2022 Virginia Viognier
Initially there is a wonderful tropical layer of pineapple, mandarin orange, papaya and a hint of coconut, which is soon followed by a lovely, dried apricot and white peach layer. The fruit elements enhance the perfumed aromatics of fresh honeysuckle, wildflowers, and spice. The wine is both bright and forward but also maintaining a creamy yeasty character that balances well with the tropical aspects. Although there is a lot going on with this wine each element is well balanced and creates a very smooth inviting wine that is very graceful.
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
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.