Cardinal Point's winemaker, Tim Gorman, was featured in the 2010 documentary about Virginia wine, "Vintage: The Winemaker's Year." One of his very memorable quotes shared the challenge of growing wine in Virginia.
"It can be really, really hot, and when it's not hot it can be torrential rain. You're fighting disease from mildew. You're battling deer. You're battling insects. The price of diesel's gone through the roof. I mean, it's probably as big a headache as you can sign up for."
And yet, Cardinal Point keeps dodging the bullet(s) and making really good wine.
The tasting room has recently been upgraded with a new covered deck, surrounded by elaborate plantings of ferns and daisies, lamb's ear and roses, lavender and more. A pergola-covered patio welcomes guests on fair-weather days.
The Cardinal Point Farmhouse is just up the hill and available for rental or private events.
Private parties and weddings welcome; pets and kids okay; group tours available; parking for buses/RVs; snacks for purchase.
Wines include Chardonnay (including a Hopped Chardonnay, which incorporates, yes, hops), Green (a Vinho Verde-style wine), dry Rose, Quattro (a Rielsing, Gewurtztraminer, Traminette, Viognier blend) and reds such as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and various red blends.
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