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Marterella Winery; Welcome back, Welcome Back

I recall being at Mediterranean Cellars some time ago, early on in my exploring days (before this blog), and asking about the vineyard that was across the street. The older woman looked at me and said “Yeah, that used to be a Virginia winery, not anymore.”  It hadn’t dawned on me at the time but this was the winery that had been battling the HOA in their neighborhood to keep their doors open. After a long fight in court, thousands spent in legal fees, and the passing of co-owner Jerry Marterella, Marterella Winery has stood strong and reopened to the public this past Memorial Day. You can imagine my excitement – to finally be able to unlock the mystery of the vineyard across the street. Let me say that the property and landscaping at Marterella are BREATHTAKING. The automatic front gate opens up to a long winding driveway that is …

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Marterella Winery Wins Court Battle; A Victory for VA Wine

After over a year or two of battle with her Home Owners Association, Kate Marterella will have something to smile about come Memorial Day weekend, when they finally re-open their doors to the public after a lengthy court battle. A couple of weeks ago, Kate and her family lost Jim Marteralla,  after a hard-fought battle with Melanoma. Though Jerry is no longer with us, his wishes of winning the case were granted,  his legacy, passion, and devotion to his family and Virginia Wine will live on. Below is a brief excerpt from the Washington Post article with the link to the press release. For those interested, the Marterella’s have set up the Marterella Melanoma Foundation in hopes of raising money towards finding a cure for this vicious disease. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so here. Marterella Melanoma Foundation  Virginia Supreme Court rules in favor of …

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Fauquier Board Of Supervisors’ Pass anti-winery Ordinance; Jim Law changes name to Benedict Arnold

For those of you who have not heard, the Fauquier Board Of Supervisors passed the anti-winery Ordinance. Vote: AGAINST (1), Sherbeyn; FOR (4), Granger, Stribling, Trumbo, Schwartz. Interested in sounding off to those FOR? Here are their emails, have at it. kim.johnson@fauquiercounty.gov Peter.Schwartz@fauquiercounty.gov Holder.Trumbo@fauquiercounty.gov chester.stribling@fauquiercounty.gov lee.sherbeyn@fauquiercounty.gov chris.granger@fauquiercounty.gov I first want to thank the Swirl, Sip, and Snark duo for the excellent coverage of the meeting last night. There is a link at the bottom of this post which summarizes the fireworks from the meeting, through the eyes of GrapeEnvyGuy on Swirl, Sip, and Snark Blog. The shocker of the evening had to be Jim Law, of Linden, coming out in support of the ordinance. PAUSE. Let’s be honest, Jim, you started your winery on your family trust, you had wiggle room to fail and got away without relying on events because of your infinite amounts of funding. MOST OF THESE …

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Virginia Wineries

8 Chains North Winery 868 Estate Vineyard and Winery Above Ground Winery (formerly 29 Vines) Aspen Dale Winery at The Barn Arterra Wines Barrel Oak Winery Berry Hill Vineyard Boxwood Winery Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery Breaux Vineyards Cardamon Vineyards Catoctin Creek Winery Capitol Vineyards Casanel Vineyards Chateau OBrien at Northpoint Chester Gap Cellars Chrysalis Vineyards Cobbler Mountain Cellars Corcoran Vineyards Creeks Edge Winery Crushed Cellars Cana Vineyard Delaplane Cellars Desert Rose Ranch & Winery Doukenie Winery Dry Mill Vineyards Winery Fabbioli Cellars Fox Meadow Winery Gadino Cellars Gray Ghost Vineyards Granite Heights Orchard and Winery Hartwood Winery Hidden Brook Winery Hiddencroft Vineyards Hillsborough Vineyards Hume Vineyards Hunters Run Wine Barn Lake Anna Vineyards Leaves of Grass Vineyard & Winery Linden Vineyards Little Washington Winery Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery Loudoun Valley Vineyards Maggie Malick Wine Caves Marterella Winery Mattaponi Winery Mediterranean Cellars Miracle Valley Vineyard Molon Lave Vineyards Morais …

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