Spring Blending Class with Matthieu Finot

Wine blending tests the true skills of a winemaker and is an important part of maintaining consistency between vintages. Renowned Virginia winemaker and Stinson winemaking consultant Matthieu Finot hosts our 5th annual PVCC Wine Blending class. Finot will share his secrets on the art of blending wines in pursuit of the perfect 2014 Stinson Vineyards Meritage! Students will break into groups and each group will develop their own blend. We will then blind taste and vote on favorites. Cost is $59/person. To register call PVCC Workforce Services at 434.961.5354, email workforce@pvcc.edu, or mail in registration form on last page of brochure.

White Hall Vineyards and Stinson Vineyards Spring Wine Dinner

Celebrate Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Week with a special joint Wine Dinner between White Hall Vineyards and Stinson Vineyards at Kitchen Catering! View the Menu and Wine Pairings on Facebook. Purchase single tickets online for $70/person (includes tax & tip) or reserve a full table for $560 (8 person table, includes tax & tip). We look forward to seeing you there!

Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival

2015 will bring the fourth annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival back to Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The Monticello Wine Trail is a non-for-profit organization that exists to promote and encourage cooperation amounts the various Central Virginia wineries. These award-winning wineries have helped raise Virginia’s ranking to the fifth largest wine producing state in the nation. The festival has grown to an expanded 3-day wine focused program. Purchase your tickets now! The Monticello Cup Awards will take place Thursday, April 9th 6pm at the Jefferson Theater ($65/person). The Wine Tasting Event is Saturday, April 11th 1pm to 5pm at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Ticket options include VIP Admission ($80/person) and General Admission (discounted at $29/person before April 1st).

2012 Chardonnay “Editors’ Choice” in October 2014 Wine Enthusiast Magazine

The 2012 Chardonnay has been rated 87 points and designated as “Editors’ Choice” in the October 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Andrew Hoover elaborates in the review: “Toasted pasty-crust and macadamia nut notes frame core aromas of white orchard fruits. The palate tastes concentrated and feels round, and snappy acids invigorate the finish”.

Stinson Named in Washington Post “Top Picks: Best Wines”

Thanks to The Washington Post for including us in their September 15th Travel Section. Stinson was listed among some of our favorite area wineries under Central Virginia Top Picks for Best Wines and Kid/Pet Friendly. Come on out and see for yourselves!

The Rock Barn Pork Products Available in Tasting Room

We have to agree with The Rock Barn‘s credos: “Pigs are delicious. There is perhaps no animal that boasts as rich a culinary tradition as the pig. All over the world, hogs are being transformed into dishes that are synonymous with local flavor”.  As longtime fans of their respectful sourcing and craft cuts of these animals, we are excited to bring Rock Barn products into our Tasting Room. These include some of our favorite smoked options such as bacon, smoked sausages, and hams as well as fresh items such as pork loins and fresh sausages. If there’s anything specific you’d like us to stock just give us a call or shoot us an email.