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August/2017

Here's what's happening

 DON'T MISS IT!

PUT YOUR FEET UP  |  AUGUST 16th  |  5:30 - 8:30PM

Featuring:   Jason Burke

On the Third Wednesday of the each Month we stay open late and watch the sunset accompanied by great music, great wine and great food trucks. Join us! No cover charge!

 

 IN THE VINEYARD

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A new vintage dawns

   Harvest is nearly upon us and the vineyard is changing daily while mother nature is testing and challenging us to stay vigilant. Our reds are almost fully through veraison, which represents the dramatic and beautiful changing of the green grapes to a beautiful dark garnet color. The whites are building sugar and will be harvested in the next 3-4 weeks if all goes well.

With the lack of rain these past few weeks, it has been challenging taking care of the young vines which has meant hours of hand watering and careful tending. Thankfully the mature vines are a little more drought tolerant and have weathered this challenge admirably. The whole vineyard crew is optimistic of a wonderful harvest with the vines healthy, the fruit well balanced and wildlife damage kept to a minimum. With a little bit of luck, 2017 should give us the opportunity to produce wonderful wines from our stellar vineyard.

 

Stephen Barnard, Winemaker & Vineyard Manager

 

 IN THE WINERY

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Just keeps getting better

Only one more bottling to do before fruit starts arriving at the cellar in a few weeks. Our premier reds have been worked on, tinkered with, and we are truly excited about the quality we are able to put forth to our customers soon. Our goal is to never be satisfied and to always improve upon the wines of the previous year and I believe our Cab Sauv and Cab Franc wines have raised the bar once again.  These wines showcase the uniqueness of our vineyard and constantly remind me of what a special site we have the privilege to work with.

Soon the cellar will be filled with fermenting juice and will be a frenetic hive of activity with the commencement of the 2017 harvest, hard to believe this will be the 16th harvest at Keswick Vineyards. We hope this proves to be our best one to date, the vineyard quality suggests that it might just be.

 

Stephen Barnard, Winemaker & Vineyard Manager

 

LIVE  MUSIC  SATURDAYS

 

08.12.17

12:00 - 3:00PM

Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, ” original mountain americana;” an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and americana.

 

08.19.17

12:00 - 3:00PM

Greg Ward is a man of many talents; vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer. Seasoned in reggae, roots, rock, his gift offers an inviting vibe. As a "one man reggae band" Greg mesmerizes his audiences with his looping skills, building entire songs from scratch while utilizing his loop station, guitar, drum machine, and a microphone.

 

08.26.17

12:00 - 3:00PM

Jason Burke is a songwriter based in Charlottesville, VA. His music is informed by the songs of 1960's and 1970's American and British rock and roll. He plays six and twelve strings guitars, harmonica, and sings songs all over Central Virginia.

 

09.02.17

12:00 - 3:00PM

Matt Johnson is a local favorite. He started performing at a young age around the Shenandoah Valley in various productions and has been entertaining the masses with his gifted voice ever since. Don't miss this guy!

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

The office of the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry is asking everyone to participate in an important survey. The study focuses on noise and traffic as it relates to farm winery events. Identifying issues and asking for solutions. The survey takes 10-20 minutes and is very important to the future of Farm Wineries in Virginia. Please let your voice be heard!

The link to the survey is at the bottom of this Virginia Farm Winery - Outreach Letter

 

1575 Keswick Winery Dr. Keswick, VA  22947

 
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