“The privately-owned vineyard bears about 22 acres on property and includes Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and Chambourcin. The seven nearby off-site acres contain Merlot and Chardonel.
As you pull into the property through the front gates, you follow the vineyard-lined roadway towards the enormous, dark wood-sided tasting and production facility. To the left is a covered production area with crush pad, and to the right is a gorgeous wrap-around covered patio that stretches all the way around the tasting room. The patio is lined with wooden Adirondack chairs and side tables. As you glance out into the vineyards, there are countless acres of vines – many newly planted and enclosed in greenhouses. Peering off of the back patio, the steep hillside is lined with countless additional acres and, to the right side, a fire pit with more Adirondacks surrounded the pit. The site is stunning.” (Read More)
“The $7 tasting fee includes a stemless Saude Creek glass and eight tastes. Of the eight wines we tasted, four stood out – two whites and two reds. The first was the Pamunkey Fall, which is a blend of Chardonel and Chardonnay. For those not familiar, Chardonel is a hybrid grape that is a cross of Chardonnay and Seyval. With floral aromatics and crisp, bright acidity, this wine boasts honeysuckle and stone fruit on the palate and is backed by bright citrus nuances and a crisp, mineral driven finish. A nicely made wine, perfect for pairing with local oysters.”
“Moving onto the reds, the Merlot offers smoky overtones and plum aromas while the palate shows expressive notes of raspberry, ripe cherry and hints of smoky bacon. The finish is as expressive with hints of tart acidity and light, fresh tannins.” (Read More)
Saude Creek Vineyards
16230 Cooks Mill Rd
Lanexa, Virginia 23039