Winery Spotlight: Autumn Hill Vineyards

By Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

1. It Was Started By The Schwabs

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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Ed and Avra Schwab first opened their vineyard in 1979.

2. They Have Some Very Old Plantings

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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Autumn Hill’s Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon plantings are some of Virginia’s oldest.

3. They Do Not Make Sweet Wines

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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The Schwab family believes in the rich flavor of a full-bodied dry wine.

4. Their Reds Are Unfiltered

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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Autumn Hill Vineyards prefers to preserve the wine’s character.

5. Autumn Hill Is One Of Virginia’s Oldest Surviving Vineyards

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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It was the 10th winery to open in Virginia.

6. The Wine Barrels Are Mostly French Oak

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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French Oak allows for a fruitier wine.

7. The First Wines Were Made In A Garage

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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Ed and Avra started making wine as a hobby and decided to see if they could make a business out of it.

8. Their Cabernet Sauvignon Won Double Gold

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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Autumn Hill won at the 1991 San Francisco Fair Wine Competition.

9. Autumn Hill Is Only Open A Few Weekends A Year

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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They are open two weekends in the spring and two in the fall.

10. You Can Get It Mailed To Your Door

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301 River Dr, Stanardsville, Virginia
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When you order by telephone you can have your own bottle of Autumn Hill wine delivered straight to you!

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Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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