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Loretta Briede
December 2, 2020 | Loretta Briede

Exciting things coming up!

Exciting things coming up!!!!!!

As we approach this holiday season,  we have some very exciting things happening.

December 16th we will be bottling our new TANNAT 2019 which is lovely going into the bottle.  It will need a bit of time to rest as this is a very big wine.   2019 was a fabulous year for reds and we certainly were no exception.

As most of you know, Paul Briede retired from a 35 year career with United Airlines.   In celebration of this milestone event, we produced a very special reserve wine called "SPEED OF SOUND 2019" Which is a blend you won't find anywhere in the world.   Arandell 50% and Tannat 50%   We only produced 20 cases of this wine and it will be released to our club members first  in the first quarter of 2021.   

Our 2020 Cayuga field produced 4 tons of wonderful grapes which we are making two different wines. The traditonal Champange style wine once again "Sparkling Winchester" and  a soft round style white wine.    Our sparkling wine will not be ready for 3 years.   However this spring, you will see our new white wine in the tasting room.

Arandell did not disappoint this year with about 3.2 tons of great grapes.   We are making our flagship wine ARANDELL as this is such a hit in the tasting room.   We may continue SPEED OF SOUND if we can find some wonderful TANNAT to blend with it.   We will be changing up the Arandell in 2020 adding a tad of American oak just to give the wine a touch of complexity.  We usually use only French Oak for our wines.

December 19th we are receiving some amazing cheeses from France.  We will make up 11 charcuterie boards for $20 each, please let us know if you would like one.  First come first serve. click on the following link.   /Wines/Specials

Our special hours will be:

Closed Christmas Day

Open December 26th and 27th from 12pm-5pm

Open NEW YEARS EVE 12pm- 5pm  and NEW YEARS DAY  12pm-5pm

We are planning so many wonderful events we think you will be interested in.   Please check out our calendar for 2021.   We are working very hard to make 2021 a great year for our customers.  

As the vines sleep and winter descends upon us, we will be taking a much needed break starting January 2nd.   Our winery and vineyard will be closed for vacation.   

We are running specials online BUY3 get 10% off and of course our case discounts of 15% is always available.  

Since we grow Hybrid Grapes, we are constantly putting them up against some major competition.  This year we have two wines in the Virginia Governors Cup.  Sparkling Winchester (2 1/2 years on the lees) and Arandell 2019.   We are very excited about these two wines. 

We wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and are so greatful for your support of our vineyard and what we do here at the Briede Famiy Vineayards.  It's been an interesting year for us all,  to say the least.   We are developing a strong connection with our community and customers, sharing our passion for farming and making excellent wines.







robertlee2353's Gravatar
@ Sep 28, 2021 at 1:36 AM
Finally, TANNAT will be available throughout the country and I will buy a couple of bottles of this wine!

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@ Nov 5, 2021 at 9:13 AM
I'm so happy for all your achievement and it keeps on coming! Congratulation for that.

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@ Nov 8, 2021 at 9:45 AM
Thank you for such a fantastic blog.

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@ Nov 23, 2021 at 10:12 AM
You can help them greatly.

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@ Nov 24, 2021 at 7:02 AM
This vineyards will be more successful in the future, keep up posted!

michaelpond5782's Gravatar
@ Nov 25, 2021 at 8:50 AM
Paul Briede is amazing for starting this Vineyards after his retirement

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@ Jan 11, 2022 at 7:22 AM
I have been absent for some time.

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@ Feb 21, 2022 at 7:22 PM
I'm so glad that you are now a part of the Virginia Governors Cup. Great ads for the brand isn't it?

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