Virginia Sauvignon Blanc

The best way to learn more about wine is to gain a better understanding of the grapes used in its production.  Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape used to create a particular variety of sparkling white wine. It originates from the Bordeaux region of France and gets its name from the French words “sauvage” and “blanc” which roughly translates to “Wild White,” which is an accurate description as initially, the grape grew wild in that region of France.

These days, Sauvignon Blanc can be found in most wine-producing regions of the world because it’s relatively easy to grow and work with, and offers a surprising range of flavors depending on the climate it is grown in.

In warm climates, the wine produced from this grape produces delightful fruity flavors, while in cooler climates, grassy and peppery flavors tend to dominate.  Our Virginia Sauvignon Blanc is a true delight and one of the more popular vintages we produce. In fact, our 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc is one of our most award-winning vintages, winning the following:

  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society Competition
  • Best White – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – Fauquier County Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal – Governor’s Cup

It is a superbly balanced wine with hints of both melon and green apple.  Crisp and delightful!

As popular as Virginia Sauvignon Blanc is, it’s not for everyone and if you prefer some other vintage, we have a lot to choose from.  Here’s a quick overview:

2015 Celebration Red Blend

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – New York Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition

Our 2015 Celebration Red is a blend of 60.1% Merlot, 35% Cab Franc, and 4.9% Petit Verdot.  It is a very bright ruby red with crisp acidity. It’s medium bodied with a tannin structure, featuring flavors of plumb, violet and both red and black berries.

2016 Tradition Red Blend

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society

This is a blend comprised of 85% Merlot and 15% Estate Cabernet Franc.  It features flavors of red and black cherry with notes of smooth oak and black pepper.  The contrast is delightful and is sure to please.

2016 Sangiovese

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Best Red – Fauquier Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – Great American International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition

This fresh and fruity red contains notes of raspberries, black cherry, plum and violet with a slight earthiness.  If our Virginia Sauvignon Blanc isn’t for you, this vintage is a bold departure from it that you’ll probably fall in love with.

2014 Chardonnay

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

This wine has a medium body and presents notes of orchard fruit with aromas of butterscotch and French oak.

2017 Memories

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

This is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier with 1.4% residual sugar.  It presents aromas of melon and honeysuckle and delights the palate with a sweet, crisp, well-rounded body.

2018 Estate Rose

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – San Francisco Wine Competition

Our 2018 Estate Rose presents with aromas of pomegranate, white pepper and watermelon.  It is a veritable carnival of flavors and sure to please.

2018 Estate Viognier

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes Wine Competition

This is a bright, vibrant wine of medium intensity with the taste and fragrance of honeysuckle and rose petals and a mango finish.

2014 Reserve Chardonnay

Awards:

  • Double Gold – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

This Chardonnay is wonderfully balanced and has been aged in stainless-steel and new French oak.  It presents nuances of green pear and green apple and will delight your palate.  

2018 Estate Chambourcin Rose

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society

With aromas of wet bluestone, red cherry and pomegranate and a candied fruit flavor, this rose is simply unforgettable.

Whatever your preference, from our delightful Virginia Sauvignon Blanc, to one of our bold reds or anything in between, the best way to enjoy the wines we produce is to sample them for yourself.  The descriptions above have value, to be sure, but they’re a poor substitute for a wine tasting. Why not schedule one? If that’s something you’re interested in, our hours of operation 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.

Please note that while we are open most holidays, we are closed on both Christmas and New Year’s Day.  

Also note that we regularly host a wide range of local and regional musical acts at the vineyard, so if you’d like some musical accompaniment while you’re enjoying our wines, be sure to check out our event calendar before scheduling your trip to spend the day with us, and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.  We’re looking forward to spending time 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.

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