Pioneers

January 13, 2023

A Catalyst for Cider: Diane Flynt

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Diane Flynt who set their sights on producing wine (or cider in this case) in […]

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December 19, 2022

Hobbyist turned History: Emma Randel

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like the Smiths who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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November 14, 2022

Champion of Vinifera: Treville Lawrence

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Treville Lawrence who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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October 17, 2022

Farmers First: Archie Smith Jr. & Archie Smith III

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like the Smiths who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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September 7, 2022

Height of Experimentation: Sis Worrall & Elizabeth Furness

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Elizabeth “Sis” Worrall and her mother Elizabeth Furness who set their sights on producing wine […]

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August 24, 2022

Storyteller of the Vines: Jim Law

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Jim Law who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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July 25, 2022

Virginia’s Viticulturist: Lucie Morton

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Lucie Morton who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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June 28, 2022

First Lady of Virginia Wine: Felicia Warburg Rogan

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Felicia Warburg Rogan who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the […]

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May 24, 2022

The Father of Virginia wines: Gabriele Rausse

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 4,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Gabriele Rausse who set their sights on grape growing and winemaking in the Commonwealth— recognizing […]

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