Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

What could be a better way to start the Autumn Newsletter than by showing a water-color rendering of our very own vineyard painted by my truly beautiful and talented wife, Patricia? Or should it be by my, truly talented and beautiful wife? Either way… it sounds good. And if you have been following our newsletters, Autumn […]

Our Travels in Portugal Part 2 – The Red Wines

Our Travels in Portugal Part 2 – The Red Wines

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Andrew's Newsletter, Travel, Vineyard | No Comments

The Red Wines of Alentejo As I outlined in part one of the blog The Alentejo is a vast area of Portugal that is relatively uninhabited except for vineyards, olive groves and cork-bearing oak trees. Within this vast area there are 29,000 hectares of vineyards – an area almost as large as the whole of […]

Our Travels In Portugal

Our Travels In Portugal

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Andrew's Newsletter, Travel, Vineyard | No Comments

As autumn sets in, it occurred to me that almost a year ago today, Patricia and I went on one of the very best educational wine tours we have ever experienced. We have taken many exciting trips around the world, but this trip to Portugal with our friend, Richard Hewitt who owns Vino Tours, was perhaps one of favorites.

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

It is almost as hard to get things done in summer as it is during the Christmas holidays. In France, the French admit it and everyone goes on vacation. The whole country nearly shuts down, and if you want the best of Paris do not go during August – everyone’s at Cote D’Azur.

And so it is with grape growing, we are simply waiting in the sultry, sweaty sun for the grapes to ripen – the summertime blues for which, as you remember from Eddie Cochran, there is no cure. Then again, you can think of summer as a time when the living is easy, when the fish are jumping, and the cotton is high if you are Porgy from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Late Summer Strawberry Meyer Lemon Jam

Late Summer Strawberry Meyer Lemon Jam

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Recipes | No Comments

Our seasonal featured jam recipe

Featured Collaborative Dinner

Featured Collaborative Dinner

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Events & Festivals | No Comments

The Farmhouse at Veritas & The Virginia Distillery Company We often forget to talk about all the cool things that are happening over at the Farmhouse at Veritas. The Farmhouse is our sister Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant and is located just a 5 minute walk from our tasting room. It’s over at the Farmhouse that we can invite […]

Spring Newsletter 2016

Spring Newsletter 2016

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Andrew's Newsletter | No Comments

Easter is over and spring is sprung. May is an important date, as it is when we celebrate the final emergence from the gloom of winter. The sap rises and the vines start to weep from their pruning wounds as the overture to bud break. Our spirits reawaken to the veritable joys of being alive. […]

2015 Veritas Viognier

2015 Veritas Viognier

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Vineyard | No Comments

Today, I share with you the story of our 2015 Viognier – a story, which began just about one year ago this month. It was April 13th, 2015 when the Viognier vines came out of hibernation and the buds sprang alive. Each year we expect bud break around the 15th of the month, so they were […]

Herbed Fingerling Potato Cakes

Herbed Fingerling Potato Cakes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Recipes | No Comments

Spring is upon us. Enjoy Chef Joel’s potato cakes as a base for some fresh asparagus, spring herb pesto and a filet of white fish. Don’t forget the wine! Try: Sauvignon Blanc, Saddleback Chardonnay, or even a Viognier! Herbed Fingerling Potato Cakes Ingredients: 2 pounds fingerling potato 3 tbsp EVOO 2 tbsp corn starch thyme […]

Veritas at Charleston Wine & Food

Veritas at Charleston Wine & Food

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Events & Festivals | No Comments

What a weekend! Emily, George and Tralyn travelled down to Charleston, South Carolina last Friday to pour wines in the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, which takes place annually in the historic city. We were so honored to be included with some of our friends such as Boxwood Estate Winery and Early Mountain Winery among others. On […]