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Virginia Au Naturel

4 days ago   |   By The Local Palate

Forget opulent chardonnays and big cabs: Young wine drinkers want their wine natural, novel, and approachable. Here are four wineries offering just that, as well as a taste of Virginia terroir. With the fall harvest nearly underway, now is the time to visit the fifth-largest wine producing region in the country.
Early Mountain Vineyards
Madison
This winery has all the usual suspects: merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, cabernet franc, malbec. But they've also recently planted petit manseng, petit verdot, malvasia bianca, and tannat--grapes traditionally...
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