Hey ya’ll! I am back today with another winery rec on the Monticello Wine Trail! I recently was invited to White Hall Vineyards by their Cellar Master, Phil. We had been to White Hall years ago and I am so glad we went back to revisit!
White Hall has been doin the thing since 1994. They have 50 acres of vines planted and produce about 7,000 cases of wine. Their tasting room is lovely with glass doors overlooking their wine production area. There is a shaded picnic area outside and lovely views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tastings are $8 for seven wines. If this sounds like your kinda place White Hall is open Wednesday – Sunday 11-5!
Let’s get on to the good part… WINE. White Hall has such a nice variety and I enjoyed so many! Some of my favorites included their Vin Gris, Pinot Gris and Cab Franc. The Vin Gris is an orange wine, it is made with Petit Manseng and spends two weeks on the skin. The Estate Pinot Gris was delicious. It was clean, crisp and had a fruity aroma. Their Cab Franc was probably my favorite. I loved it because it was so unique, not your typical CF. It was young and youthful. It was very tart like cranberry with no pepper. It would be fabulous with Thanksgiving dinner! We were also lucky enough to taste their ’98 Merlot. They had some library wine open and we were excited to try a 20 year old Virginia wine ~ it had an aroma of cedar and leather. It was soooooo smooth.
Sips and Trips Tip ~ You are super close to Stinson Vineyards and Grace Estate! I would totally do these three wineries for a fun wine day!
I hope you check out White Hall and some other wineries that are close on the Monticello Wine Trail! Remember to subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss a post and follow me on insta ~ @sipsandtripswithpaige.