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.
2014 Old Vine Chardonnay
Our flagship, estate grown wine unveils butter and toasted oak flavor with hints of ripe pear and apple. One hundred percent (100%) malolactic fermentation and 8 months in French Oak gives this wine a rich and well-rounded finish. While here, pair with: Smoked Salmon, Brie, Der Alpen Kase. At home best enjoyed with: Grilled Salmon or Shrimp
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
A spiritual way to further understand wine, the process of making wine and its religious connection. Service performed by Pastor Kim.
Friday Extended Hours - Open until 8pm. Our special Summer Fun Fridays are continuing. Happy July. Stop in and extend your Holiday vacation by tasting & sipping our lovely selection of expertly crafted wines.
Sunday, July 9th
Cost: $20 per person
RSVP: Please email JMarshall_AWS@yahoo.com, tell us how many people will be coming. This greatly helps with planning!
NOTE: If we go into overflow and start a waitlist, you will be notified if you are on it.
Not so many years ago, rosé wines were considered the bottom of bush-league. This was the result, no doubt, of looking back in horror at our early years in wine when we happily drank and served Mateus and
Lancers, thinking they were sooo chic. A few years later, we embarrassed ourselves again with a mindless dive into white zinfandel, another sweet pink. So for 20 years, the winoscenti drank red or white – period. Pink was plonk.
Then someone noticed the French. They can be fairly sophisticated, and they also know a few things about wine. And in the summertime the French guzzle rosés by the gallon. Zoot alors. How can zees be?
Perhaps the French noticed that chilled wine beats room temp in the summer. And that the flavors of melon, flowers, and citrus are perfect for the season And the pale hues of pink to peach are gorgeous to behold. Also –their rosés are dry.
So for the last 10 years, we Americains have been catching back up to the French, discovering “Hamptons Gatorade”, as wine wags call it. Blush wines have been the fastest-growing segment of US wine; it is once again chic to serve them.
So just as we step into Summer ’17, Marlene brings us the skinny on pink wines: what to look for, taste for, pair with (Asian, seafood, salads anyone?). Maybe she’ll mention how rosés are popular on social media because they’re so photogenic. They even have their own hashtags. Or how the celebs have embraced them: Francis Ford Coppola and Brangelina make and sell their own. And so does – hold your breath here – Pamela Anderson. See you the 9th!