Established in 1992, White Hall has grown from 6 acres planted to 48 acres. Over the years White Hall has won numerous awards both nationally and internationally for our wines. The most recent awards include a Double Gold medal for our 2013 Cuvee des Champs along with a Silver medal for our 2014 Viognier and our 2014 Gewürztraminer from the American Wine Society. We also received three Platinum medals for our 2014 Chardonnay, 2015 Viognier and our 2014 Petit Verdot and our 2014 Cabernet Franc took home a Gold medal from the 2016 Virginia Wine Lover Wine Classic.
Owners Tony and Edie Champ set the tone for the winery’s signature style: a fruit-forward richer taste than is typical in Virginia. White Hall wines are true to the context of Virginia, expressing both the terroir of its estate vineyards and the elegance which is a hallmark of Virginia’s top wines.
The Estate Vineyards were established in 1992 with 6 acres comprised of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Over time Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, and Touriga Nacional were added, and more recently, Viognier, Petit Verdot and Petit Manseng, bringing the total plantings to 48 acres.
The Champs selected this Albemarle County site for its combination of open land, glorious scenery, and the local community which strongly supports our growing wine industry. The estate’s 800 foot elevation and constant mountain breezes make this location ideal for world-class vineyards.
From a winemaking standpoint, the house style is accomplished by targeting higher than average fruit maturity and aging the majority of lots sur lie. Combining attentive vineyard practices with modern winemaking techniques has resulted in the consistent production of wines of excellence.