Winner of the 2016 Governor's Cup!
Keswick Vineyards, established in 2000 by Al & Cindy Schornberg, is a family owned and operated Charlottesville winery specializing in small lots of high-quality wines that showcase the terroir of the Estate. Originally from Michigan, the Schornbergs chose Charlottesville, Virginia to pursue their dream of owning a vineyard after an extensive search that spanned coast to coast. Al recalls his grandfather’s stories of working at his uncle’s winery, Massena Cellars in France, and like his predecessor, his goal was straightforward: “I just wanted to be able to enjoy a really good wine that I made. There’s something very natural and satisfying about that.” With their first vintage in 2002 winning the honor of "Best White Wine in America" at the Atlanta International Wine Summit, the Schornbergs knew they had made the right decision and set out to prove Charlottesville wineries could also produce award-winning reds. In 2009 they were awarded the Virginia Governor's Cup for their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, further transforming their dream into a reality. Now, in 2016 Keswick Vineyards received their second Virginia Governor's Cup for their 2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve. The Schornbergs are humbled and excited that their vision has evolved into a world-class Virginia vineyard and winery, with each year's vintage better than the last.