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a note from the winemaker

 
 

“Wine is made in the vineyard and perfected in the cellar”

 
 

Our vineyards span an eastern-facing slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each vineyard location is carefully chosen, taking into account the elevation, slope, and soil composition to best suit the varietal. Each vintage tells its own story and no story is the same from year to year. Be it the late frost, the long hot summer, or the hurricane that hurried harvest, each wine is as unique as the grapes grown that season.

There is a creative ability as a winemaker to blend and shape each bottle in the cellar. In many ways, a winemaker with barrels is like a chef with spices or an artist with paintbrushes. Each bottle of wine is a creative expression of the winemaker’s vision. It is my goal as winemaker to create wines that are balanced and show finesse and structure while also conveying the uniqueness of Bluemont.

 
 

— Scott Spelbring, Winemaker

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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signature series

Handcrafted to tell the story of each vintage.

 

The craft of winemaking is an art; an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. The Signature Series recognizes the unique vision of our winemaker and artist Scott Spelbring.

 
 
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2017 Albarino

100% Albarino

Though grown primarily in Spain and Portugal, this light-bodied, dry white wine is produced from three different plantings in Loudoun County. 100% stainless steel fermentation at cooler temperatures helps to preserve the bright acidity, notes of lemongrass and peach, and its crisp minerality.

Pairs well with seafood, sushi, grilled vegetables, and a variety of cheeses

Alcohol 13.5%, PH 3.27, TA 6.8. Cases produced: 192

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2017 Petit Manseng

100% Petit Manseng

With its origins in Southwest France, Petit Manseng is relatively new to Virginia vineyards. Our dry white 2017 Petit Manseng was hand harvested and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Slightly perfumed aromatics of honeysuckle, ripe banana, and green apple couple with an elevated lingering acidity due to a cooler than average growing season.

Pairs well with squash, root vegetables, poultry, and pork

Alcohol 15%, PH 3.35, TA 7.6, RS DRY. Cases produced: 242

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2016 Petit Verdot *Club Only

100% Petit verdot

Originally prized for its blending power, Petit Verdot has found a niche here in Virginia as a stand-alone, single varietal wine. It’s slightly smoky, with hints of lavender, eucalyptus, and a slight touch of dill on the nose. Our 2016 Petit Verdot shows lingering but soft tannin structure and a bright acidity that makes the wine accessible now, but it will also age well over the next three to five years.

Sourced from the Malick vineyard located in Loudoun County

Alcohol 13.7%, PH 3.75, TA 6.0. Cases produced: 166

 
 
 
 
 
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farm series

Our go-to wines to drink at the farm table with family and friends.

 

Born from blending trials at our family table, the Farm Series pays tribute to our beginnings rooted deep in farming. This series shares approachable qualities, making them our go-to wines for any occasion and every gathering.

 
 
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2017 Vidal Blanc “The Cow”

Vidal Blanc 74%, Petit Manseng 26%

Ripe tropical fruit, cobbler, and banana on the nose yield to lemon and rosewater on the finish. Slightly sweet, at 1.9% residual sugar. Fermentation intentionally stopped for natural residual sugars.

Pairs well with spicier dishes (Thai), curries, buffalo wings, and chili

Alcohol 12.6%, PH 3.39, TA 6.8. Cases produced: 260

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2017 Rosé “The Donkey”

94% Chambourcin, 6% Petit Manseng

This refreshing, off-dry Rosé is made using grapes from the Haverty Vineyard (Aldie, VA) and a splash of Petit Manseng. Slowly fermented in stainless steel to retain maximum aromatics and freshness, fruit-forward notes of strawberry and cranberry intertwine with hints of lemongrass, mint, and a delicate acidity for a perfect springtime pairing.

Pairs well with cheese plates, dried fruits, picnic lunches, and delicate Asian-inspired dishes

Alcohol 12.5%, PH 3.33, TA 7.1, RS 0.5%. Cases produced: 384

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2016 “Farm Table” Red

Merlot, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Norton

Fruit-forward, medium body with subtle tannins. Loaded with red fruit, slightly jammy, and with a mid-palate focus, the 2016 Farm Table Red is an easy-drinking, all-occasion red blend.

Pairs well with grilled chicken and wood-fired pizza

Alcohol 13.5%. Cases produced: 1,117

 

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