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.
2015 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
Pearmund Cellars Rhone River Cruise
Cruise Only: October 25-November 01, 2018
Tours and Cruise: October 22-November 04, 2018
In the fall of next year Pearmund Cellars will sail from Arles, France to Lyon, October 25-November 1st 2018, aboard the deluxe river ship M/S AmaCello.
Chris Pearmund will escort our group aboard this extraordinary cruise up the Rhone River Valley. This is a great experience and getaway; ideal for those of you enjoy history, fine wines and marvelous French cuisine. The colorful Provence countryside is featured in so many masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh. The wines of the Rhone Valley are world renowned. Further north are the lovely cities of Tournon and Lyon, the latter like a laid-back Paris. Lyon is recognized as the gastronomic center of France, a high accolade indeed in a country which prides itself on delivering the world’s finest dining.
Winemaking in France started under the Romans, who built the first substantial cities and infrastructure here, which can be seen nearly everywhere. The Romans used the Rhone as a nautical highway to conquer ancient Gaul, their name for France. The southern Rhone Valley produces the great Chateau-Neuf-du-Pape blends and fine light red wines from Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan varietals. The Northern Rhone’s Syrah vintages are the stuff of legend, along with world class white wine production of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne grapes.
Two optional 3 night stays are offered before and after the cruise
- 3 night pre-cruise tour in Barcelona
- 3 night post-cruise tour in Paris
Provence in the fall is cool and uncrowded. Airfares are low. All meals, wine and sightseeing tours are included aboard AmaCello. Our special discount of $250 per person ($500 per cabin) expires September 30th. Don’t wait as demand is already heavy for next year. A $500 p/p deposit will hold your cabin. Cruise-only portion price ranges from $3,149-$5,548 (airfare not included).
See detailed information and register online at www.toursandwine.com/PearmundCellars
With any questions please contact Georgia Shoemaker at email: Georgia@Expanding-Horizons.com or call 1-714-988-6408 NOTE: Special events are included. You must book through our tour operator Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA to be part of the Pearmund Cellars Rhone Group.