Producer: Virginia Wineworks (Michael Shaps)
- Additional Notes: A bright floral and citrusy wine made from the official wine variety of Virginia. Made in stainless steel tanks to highlight the fruit character, this wine is like drinking in a Virginia Summer day. The aromatic intensity is very inviting; the palate is dry and crisp with enough acidity to match up to many food pairings.
Virginia Pour House Notes:
Aroma: pear, green apple, and a touch citrus
Flavors: effervescent mouth-feel with kiwi undertones with apple, pear, apricot, and lime doing battle on the palate
Finish: crisp and refreshing finish with green apple dominating the lengthy finish
Additional Notes: After visiting First Colony Winery a couple months back, I was urged to take a ride up the driveway to the Michael Shaps / Virginia Wineworks facility. The tasting room and production facility is located in a warehouse that Shaps uses for his operation. For a ten dollar fee, I was able to try both the Wineworks as well as the Michael Shaps line of wines. The Michael Shaps collection was good but a bit pricey for my budget on this particular day. This led me to picking up a couple of bottles from the Wineworks Collection instead. I was pleasantly surprised by the Wineworks Viognier (that is also available in a boxed version for around 36 dollars) and it’s high quality at a very affordable price for local wine. If you happen to be in the Charlottesville area, be sure to stop by and sample some of Michaels offerings.
VIRGINIA POUR HOUSE RATING