In a blind taste test of select wines from 14 wineries, a panel of a professional sommelier and wine enthusiasts selected Vault Field Vineyards 2010 Estate Bottled Reserve Red as the top wine at the Gloucester Wine Festival on September 22nd winning the “Best in Pour” trophy. The 2010 Reserve Red is a Meritage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Keith, Joanne and Dan Meenan are the owners of Vault Field Vineyards in Kinsale. Vintners Keith and Dan adhere to the principle that good wines are made in the vineyard. The care of the vines is yearlong, starting with hand pruning during winter months. Next comes hand weeding and continued pruning during the growing season. Finally, in late fall, when the grapes ripen, they are handpicked. The grapes are destemmed, individually sorted, fermented and aged in tanks and barrels on site. The result is high quality, premium wines.
Visit the winery in Kinsale, VA Thursday thru Sunday or by appointment.