Chris Pearmund is one of Virginia's most widely recognized and well respected winegrowers and winemakers. He has over 25 years experience as a winemaker, vineyard manager and winery operator. Chris is the "go-to" guy if you want to understand the wine industry from berry to bottle. He has taught and mentored numerous professionals in the industry.More
It's About the Wine - and the Critics Agree... Voted Best Winery in Virginia
Smooth, rich and superbly balanced, our Bordeaux-style wine was the first blend on the East Coast to use the five classic Bordeaux grape varietals: 38% Cab Sauv, 24% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot, 14% Cab Franc and 7% Malbec. Its aging for 14 months in American oak provide just the right balance of fruit and tannins.
2016 Old Vine Chardonnay
Our 2016 estate wine provides the crisp tartness of green apples, vanilla custard, and lemon zest, with hints of Asian pear and hazelnut. Flavors of green apple, citrus and vanilla are found in this medium bodied, well balanced wine with a subtle oak finish. One hundred percent malolactic fermentation sur-lie style Chardonnay aged 9 months in French Oak gives this wine a hint of butter and softness on the palate.
The state grape of Virginia! Wonderful hints of white peach, gardenia and honeysuckle highlight this award winning wine. Stonefruit and hints of Vanilla, honeydew, and lychee flavors linger on the long, soft finish. The wine is fermented in stainless steel, followed by 8 months of aging in neutral French oak and Acacia wood, sur-lie style.
Pearmund Cellars is located in the beautiful foothills of eastern Fauquier County, VA, conveniently close to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Our 7500-square-foot geothermal winery and 25-acre vineyard produces Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Late Harvest Vidal, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Ameritage, and other award-winning Virginia wines. We have quality picnic type foods for purchase. Weekends from May to October we generally have a local caterer provide hot lunches as well. Please, no outside food (except barrel owners and wine club members).Read More
Friday Extended Hours - Open until 9pm. Sip, Relax, Unwind after a long work week. Take advantage of the Summer weather and enjoy whites, reds, the patio, and scenery!
Summer Sipping Summer Supper June 30th 6:30pm
Our Summer wine dinner is always a big hit. This year, we are doing it 'cocktail party style' with food stations in the vineyard, picnic style seating, suggested pairings, open wine bar, and a chance to meet with our new winemaker Brian Smyth.
Here is the menu:
Passed Hors D’oeuvres and Charcuterie board
Harvest Salad with local fruits and produce & dressings
Recommendation: 2017 “Wine Club” Rose
Golden Fried Chicken/Honey Skillet cornbread/Summer salads Reco: 2016 Viognier
Skewers of Pineapple & Coconut Shrimp/Sweet Chili sauce
Reco: 2016 Petit Manseng
Sliced Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish/Corn Succotash Reco: 2015 Ameritage Reserve
The cost is $99 per person and includes, food, wine, education and an opportunity to purchase your favorites at a special price to take home and enjoy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-347-3475
Independence Day and Anniversary celebration. Pearmund Cellars turns 15 on July 4th. To celebrate, we will have music, food, special buying opportunites from the library, and of course cake!!