Wessex Hundred Team Archives - The Williamsburg Winery


Mona Lisa’s Toast to the Williamsburg Winery

Behind the Scenes, Culture

Whether the real Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre remains a subject of debate 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of one of the most recognizable faces in the… Continue reading Mona Lisa’s Toast to the Williamsburg Winery


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’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


Even on a Cold Day, Viticulturist Lisa O’Conner Feels the Warmth at Wessex Hundred

Behind the Scenes

Lisa O’Conner will tell you she chooses to forgo manicures and makeup as Viticulturist at the Williamsburg Winery. Neither works for her in the elements that range from pouring rain,… Continue reading Even on a Cold Day, Viticulturist Lisa O’Conner Feels the Warmth at Wessex Hundred


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”


Peek inside Wessex Hundred’s most intimate wine cellar

Behind the Scenes

Walk down the steep set of stairs and an enchanting archway awaits. The inviting sign from Austria on the handmade wooden door reads “Weinkeller.” The Williamsburg Winery founder Patrick Duffeler… Continue reading Peek inside Wessex Hundred’s most intimate wine cellar


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


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


Chef Taylor’s Cinco de Mayo Brisket Tostadas

Food, Recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! Whether you are planning on celebrating at home or going to a party, it’s hard to beat Chef Taylor’s simple but delicious Brisket Tostadas! The… Continue reading Chef Taylor’s Cinco de Mayo Brisket Tostadas


Cooking with Wine Episode 2: Ewe Know What I’m Taco’n About

Food, Recipes, Wine

Tacos and wine? Yes! It’s the perfect pairing you never knew existed, especially when it involves Petit Verdot and lamb. Lamb and Petit Verdot have a special place in our… Continue reading Cooking with Wine Episode 2: Ewe Know What I’m Taco’n About


Cooking With Wine – Through Rosé Colored Glasses: Episode 1

Food, Recipes, Wine

It’s officially Rosé season! Chef David McClure has created a delicious dish to celebrate the flavors of springtime that pais perfectly with the new 2018 Wessex Hundred Dry Rosé. The… Continue reading Cooking With Wine – Through Rosé Colored Glasses: Episode 1


3 Ways to Spice Up Oysters on the Half Shell

Food, Recipes, Wine

This Sunday, March 31st is National Oysters on the Half Shell Day! In the beautiful Commonwealth of Virginia, particularly in the Tidewater region, oysters can be enjoyed year-round thanks to… Continue reading 3 Ways to Spice Up Oysters on the Half Shell


Red Wine Braised Pork

Recipes

Perfect for this time of year, this recipe can be made using a Dutch Oven or slow-cooker and used for different preparations. We have served it over pasta, wrapped in… Continue reading Red Wine Braised Pork


How to Host Your Own Blind Wine Tasting

How To, Wine

So you want to host a blind tasting, eh? Maybe you’ve heard of them through articles, maybe you want to continue your palate education, maybe you’ve watched Somm recently and… Continue reading How to Host Your Own Blind Wine Tasting


5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Dinner Reservations

Date Night

Love is in the air! Dinner is always a classic date idea, but why not consider something without a reservation? Whether you are celebrating with a significant other, family, friends,… Continue reading 5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Dinner Reservations


What We’re Drinking: An inside look at what Wessex Hundred team members are imbibing

Behind the Scenes, Wine

Vice President of Marketing, Michael Kimball, is drinking… BEAUJOLAIS “Gamay allll the Beaujolais!!! I’m currently obsessing about Cru Beaujolais. Beaujolais (100% Gamay) in general gets an unfair rap here in… Continue reading What We’re Drinking: An inside look at what Wessex Hundred team members are imbibing

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