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
Done in a smooth Bordeaux-style, Pearmund Cellars continues its tradition of using the five classic Bordeaux grape varietals to have one finished product. Aromas of warm bramble preserves, with a touch of toasted oak, red cherries, and warm spice envelop the senses.
2017 Old Vine Chardonnay
Our 2017 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, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Ameritage, Blacks Ops 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).
Cameo Wine Series
Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of womens' right to vote, Cameo Rose honors 12 of Virginia’s most influential women. Each bottle has a label depicting one of the chosen women, whose contributions range from historic, business, entertainment, politics, and Wine. (Click here to order)
This year's theme of our Harvest Dinner will be an Asado. An Asado is a family and friend oriented experience focused on slowly grilled meat cooked over an open-wood fire. While the meat slowly grills, Pampa’s Fox will start the dining experience with a variety of flavorful appetizers cooked over the hot grill (mini kabobs with Argentine chorizo and veggies, chicken with bacon & pineapple and a vegetarian kabob as well. Also their famous empanadas with flaky dough filled with mozzarella cheese & onions.
For the main course, the Asador will serve Argentine skirt steak and chicken thighs with lemon, fresh thyme and mustard. Side dishes will include roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes and creative authentic salads. Following the Argentine tradition, there is always chimichurri and fresh bread at the table!!
To finish a delicious meal an Argentine dessert “arrollado” sponge cake with dulce de leche, whipped cream and fresh strawberries will be served.
Cost for the event is $89. This includes a welcome cocktail, dinner, live music and a Trio of wines that have been paired with the meal (or you can make your own selections). All additional wines will be available for purchase with friendly prices to enjoy during dinner or to take home.
All tables will be spaced appropriately apart, and all precautions and guidance will be taken to ensure the safety of all. We are limiting attendance to 80 people to further ensure safety and comfort. We look forward to seeing you at our Harvest Dinner!!
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