About Our Gold Medal Virginia Sangiovese

If you don’t know much about wine, and are interested in knowing more, that understanding begins with learning more about the grapes themselves.

Sangiovese grapes are deep purple in color and originated in Italy.  They have a long history in the world of wine that dates back to at least the 16th century.  The name is derived from Latin and means “the blood of Jupiter,” and Sangiovese grapes are used in a wide range of red wine varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon and Pino noir.  Virginia Sangiovese wines often have the flavor of slightly sour red cherries with earthy aromas and typically feature high acidity.  

Our award-winning 2016 Sangiovese is a medium-bodied wine with a fresh, fruity flavor, containing notes of raspberries, black cherry, plum and violet.  It won a Gold Medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, a Silver Medal at the Great American International Wine Competition, a Bronze Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and took Best Red at the Fauquier Wine Competition.

We’re sure you’ll love our Virginia Sangiovese, but if red wines aren’t your passion, you should also check out our 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc.  It won a total of eight awards, including earning Best White at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and a Gold Medal from the INDY International Wine Competition.  It’s a superbly balanced wine with hints of both green apple and melon.

Or perhaps you’ll enjoy our 2017 Memories Vintage, which is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier with 1.4% residual sugar.  A crisp, well-rounded wine that presents aromas of honeysuckle and melon. It won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and took home a Bronze from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.  It’s sweet, crisp and delightful. Not to be missed!

Since we began production, our wines have won more than twenty-four thousand awards, so if you’d like to try our 2016 Virginia Sangiovese and other fantastic vintages, a wine tasting is a great way to do that.  If you’re interested in spending the day with us, please refer to our hours of operation below and plan your trip accordingly. Note that our hours of operation vary slightly between peak and off-season and are as follows:

Peak Season – April through November

  • Monday through Thursday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday through Sunday:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Off-Season – December through March

  • Monday through Thursday:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday through Sunday:  11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Also note that while we are open most holidays, we are closed on both Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Give us a call if you have any questions prior to scheduling your trip, and we can’t wait to spend the day with you.

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Terry Kaye

Terry Kaye is Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery’s exclusive events planner and consultant. Terry Kaye Events is a full-service event design, styling and planning boutique specializing in Vineyard weddings, social occasions, and corporate affairs in and around Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. From intimate gatherings to the most lavish of events, TKE will manage every aspect of your party with creativity, elegance, and grace.

Terry Kaye, Owner and Lead Event Consultant, has been in the event planning sector since 2000 and has over 18 years of hands-on industry experience. Previous employers include Marriott, Aramark and private planning firms. Her attention to detail, creative vision, and undeniable style guarantees a flawless execution of every event she plans.
Terry resides in the heart of Fauquier County with her husband, three boys and their dog named Sunny.