Our grapes are grown at three distinct vineyard sites totalling nearly 30 acres. Drawing from our decades of experience farming in the area, we have carefully selected grape varietals specifically suited to each growing site's unique terroir.
First planted in 2011 by Robert and Cathy Butz, the Sugarland Vineyard is our oldest vineyard site. All of Bordeaux grape varietals - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot - are grown here, as well as our Chardonel and Chardonnay. Our two Rosés contain some grapes from this vineyard, while our Cabernet Franc Reserve, Chardonnay, Old Line, Portrayal, and Seneca are made entirely from this vineyard's grapes.
Named for the Greek hero Odysseus' homeland, our Ithaca Vineyard was planted in 2013 and grows exclusively Chambourcin grapes. A hybrid grape varietal, Chambourcin's hardiness and resistance to fungal pathogens make it exceptionally well-suited to sustainable farming practices in the Mid-Atlantic region. While we do make a 100% Chambourcin red wine, this grape also serves as the foundation for both of our Rosés.
The name "Windridge" harkens back to our family's original - and still operational - Windridge Farm. Our youngest vineyard site, Windridge was chosen as the location for our open-air solar pavilion and upcoming tasting room for its outstanding views. With Sugarloaf Mountain visible to the north and incredible sunsets to the west, the Windridge Vineyard is the perfect country getaway.
Planted in 2018, the vines should be producing quality, usable fruit within the next few years. The varietals planted here are Albariño, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Syrah.