Stephen’s philosophy for winemaking is minimal intervention. He prefers to focus on the vineyard to produce optimal fruit for winemaking. Keswick Vineyards is one of the few wineries that ferments most of its wines without the addition of yeast and do not fine or filter any of their reds since the 2006 harvest.
The gold ribbon Estate Reserve label is an endorsement on the part of Keswick Vineyards as to what we believe is the best expression of a single varietal that we could possibly make. Naturally fermented and un-manipulated they reflect the character of the vineyard versus the winemaker. Our reserves are designed to age and improve with time, generally requiring several years for them to reach their true potential.
Keswick Vineyards is committed to producing world-class wines and realizing the true potential that Virginia has to offer.