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A Reflection on Forty Years at Wessex Hundred

Behind the Scenes

When Patrick Duffeler drives past the crepe myrtles that line the Wessex Hundred entrance, parks his car and walks any part of the scenic property, he is simply at home.… Continue reading A Reflection on Forty Years at Wessex Hundred


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


Rediscover the World’s Most Ancient Fermented Beverage at Silver Hand

Culture, Date Night, Eat Local

This is another in a series of posts highlighting The Williamsburg Taste the Trail Package that offers guests at Wedmore Place an opportunity to explore multiple award-winning wine, craft beers… Continue reading Rediscover the World’s Most Ancient Fermented Beverage at Silver Hand


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


Taste the Trail: Experience What’s on Tap Along with the Best-Ever Soft Pretzel at Alewerks

Culture, Eat Local, Food

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting The Williamsburg Taste the Trail Package that offers guests at Wedmore Place an opportunity to explore multiple award-winning wine, brews… Continue reading Taste the Trail: Experience What’s on Tap Along with the Best-Ever Soft Pretzel at Alewerks


Combine Your Visit to Wedmore Place with a Trip to Williamsburg Art Museums

Behind the Scenes, Culture

Colonial Williamsburg is truly one big museum, but if you’re looking for art specifically during your stay at Wedmore Place, head to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the… Continue reading Combine Your Visit to Wedmore Place with a Trip to Williamsburg Art Museums


Every Day is Earth Day at the Williamsburg Winery

Behind the Scenes

Williamsburg Winery founder Patrick Duffeler has long touted the importance of reflecting in the woods of the Wessex Hundred Farm, home to thousands of majestic trees that he planted himself.… Continue reading Every Day is Earth Day at the Williamsburg Winery


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


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


Cycling’s Hincapies on Board for Williamsburg Winery’s First-Ever Tour de Virginia

Events

When Hincapie Sportswear hosts cycling events, the Williamsburg Winery is a regular at the start line offering sponsorship. Rich Hincapie is happy to return the favor for the inaugural Tour… Continue reading Cycling’s Hincapies on Board for Williamsburg Winery’s First-Ever Tour de Virginia


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”


Wedmore Place Brings Europe to Williamsburg

Behind the Scenes

Traveling unlocks the adventurer in us and stimulates our natural curiosity to learn about the customs and cultures of somewhere new. Wedmore Place, the hotel at The Williamsburg Winery, invites… Continue reading Wedmore Place Brings Europe to Williamsburg


Merchants Square Wine Bar and Tasting Room an Extension of the Warmth Found at Wessex Hundred

Behind the Scenes

Visitors to Wessex Hundred can savor their Williamsburg Winery flight at multiple spots on the farm — the Gabriel Archer Tavern, the 1619 Pavilion and the Duck Pond to name… Continue reading Merchants Square Wine Bar and Tasting Room an Extension of the Warmth Found at Wessex Hundred


Hush, Listen and Discover the Magic Alongside The Williamsburg Winery Duck Pond

Behind the Scenes

The Williamsburg Winery founder Patrick Duffeler makes no secret of how frequently nature inspires him. He favors the tranquility and restorative qualities even a simple walk outside can provide. No… Continue reading Hush, Listen and Discover the Magic Alongside The Williamsburg Winery Duck Pond


Patrick Duffeler’s lifelong love of trees and the lessons they provide

Behind the Scenes

When Patrick Duffeler walks around his Wessex Hundred farm where trees almost outrank the vineyards, he returns to his roots. Growing up in Brussels, The Williamsburg Winery founder was smitten… Continue reading Patrick Duffeler’s lifelong love of trees and the lessons they provide


The Gabriel Archer Reserve Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Wine

Whites wines came first at The Williamsburg Winery. Then reds with the making of the Gabriel Archer Reserve — a blend that made a bold statement when it was introduced… Continue reading The Gabriel Archer Reserve Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

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