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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


Plan Your Day Visiting Williamsburg After a Good Night’s Rest at Wedmore Place

Culture, Date Night, Eat Local

Spending the night at Wedmore Place is a marvelous retreat in itself, and often guests of the Williamsburg Winery hotel find the green space at Wessex Hundred so restorative, they… Continue reading Plan Your Day Visiting Williamsburg After a Good Night’s Rest at Wedmore Place


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


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”


Tour Wessex Hundred with the Help of Our Guide

Behind the Scenes, Stay

Turn into the pastoral entrance of the Wessex Hundred farm that leads to the Williamsburg Winery and you’re prompted to slow down before you spot the first speed limit sign.… Continue reading Tour Wessex Hundred with the Help of Our Guide


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


Soak in the Art and Wonder of Wedmore Place

Behind the Scenes, Stay

Go to bed in Williamsburg and wake up in Europe — Greece, England, Italy, France, take your pick. Spend the night at Wedmore Place, the hotel on the grounds of… Continue reading Soak in the Art and Wonder of Wedmore Place


The Williamsburg Winery’s Newest Chef Returns to His Roots

Behind the Scenes, Eat Local, Fine Dining

The Williamsburg Winery’s new Chef de Cuisine is at home at Wessex Hundred. A native New Yorker, Jake Wechsler moved to Williamsburg with his family at the age of 15… Continue reading The Williamsburg Winery’s Newest Chef Returns to His Roots


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


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”


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


Cooking Top-Flight Birds from Beaver Creek Farm

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FARMER SPOTLIGHT SERIES – Beaver Creek Farm We were impressed recently when our chef introduced us to Beaver Creek Farm. This Virginia quail farm also raises pheasant and other lean and flavorful… Continue reading Cooking Top-Flight Birds from Beaver Creek Farm


A Winemaker’s Guide to Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

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Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all of the wonderfulness in your life. It’s a time to eat delicious food, celebrate family traditions and, of course, enjoy local libations. The… Continue reading A Winemaker’s Guide to Thanksgiving Wine Pairing


Thanks be to the Virginia Oyster

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The oyster’s place at the Thanksgiving table is steeped in history. Oysters were served at the inaugural Thanksgiving feast and have been a significant symbol of this American tradition ever… Continue reading Thanks be to the Virginia Oyster


A SEE FOOD DIET OF SEAFOOD (& WINE!)

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The history of seafood in America is forever and indelibly linked to the history of Virginia. On April 26, 1607, Captain Christopher Newport and the Virginia Company colonists, including 104… Continue reading A SEE FOOD DIET OF SEAFOOD (& WINE!)

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