20 Years of Winemaking at White Hall Vineyards

White Hall Vineyards

5282 Sugar Ridge Road
Crozet, Virginia 22932
434-823-8615

White Hall Wines

White Hall's winemaking philosophy is that "wonderful wines are made from the careful handling of great fruit." Combining attentive vineyard practices with modern winemaking techniques has resulted in the consistent production of wines of excellence. White Hall's wines have won numerous awards across the nation for their fine quality, and White Hall has become recognized as one of the premier wineries in central Virginia.

Pinot Gris 2014
A rich nose of apples, honeysuckle and citrus leads into a balanced palate of honey with a lengthy finish.
Technical Notes
The 2014 Pinot Gris was harvested in several Estate lots. These copper colored grapes were harvested then destemmed and left on the skins for 4 hours for added mid-palate richness. The skins were then pressed off and the fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels. These enological practices give our Pinot Gris its intense minerality. Malolactic fermentation is inhibited as the wine ages for 7 months in stainless steel tanks.
Food Pairings
Fried Oysters, Scallops, Fresh Fruit and Nuts, Delicate Chicken dishes, Foie Gras


Viognier 2015
This may be the white wine to convert those who "only drink reds"
Technical Notes
Produced using the highest quality fruit harvested from our vineyard and two long standing local growers, our winemakers ensure minimal skin contact at press followed by a long cool fermentation to ensure the correct balance between the delicate, intricate aromas and flavors of this grape variety with its characteristic bitterness. A combination of tank and neutral-oak barrel aging with regular batonnage and careful blending results in a refined, elegant example of the Rhone derived varietal wine.
Food Pairings
Thai and Indian dishes, Blackened Chicken and Salmon, Steamed Lobster


Chardonnay 2014
Over the years, it has become known as "Charlottesville's Chardonnay" - Our largest production, this wine is fashioned with beautiful extraction of fruits, fresh and lively acidity, and subtle, well-integrated oak flavors.
Technical Notes
This Chardonnay was fermented and aged on its lees half in French and American oak barrels, and half in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 10 months in barrel where the lees were stirred frequently. The wine was gently racked from barrel to tank prior to bottling.
Blend
100% Chardonnay


Chardonnay Reserve 2014
Aged on its lees in our premium French oak barrels for 10 months, this wine is a blend of the New and Old Blocks from White Hall and is 100% hand-picked estate fruit. The wine has delightful fruit on the palate, a crisp clean finish, and a touch of French oak flavors and aromas.
Tasting Notes
Our premium Chardonnay begins with bouquets of toasted oak and fresh apples carrying into a well balanced palate of roasted pecans and a vanilla filled finish
Food Pairings
Rich fish, Vegetable Risotto, Alfredo Sauce, Cream Sauce, Lobster, Scallops
Blend
100% Chardonnay


Gewürztraminer 2014
This vintage of WHV Gewürztraminer is made in an Alsatian style. Making it a delightful accompaniment to Asian and spicy dishes, as well as an aperitif.
Technical Notes
Following hand harvesting our Gewüztraminer 2014 was de-stemmed and cold soaked on the skins for 4 hours and then gently pressed. The juice was then added to neutral oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for a slow, cool fermentation.


White Hall Red NV
The White Hall Red is an easy drinking, fruit forward blend of Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin. Our winemaker changes the blend each year, allowing for experimentation.
Tasting Notes
Typical Cabernet Franc notes of black currant and plum with black raspberry from the addition of Chambourcin combined with smoky French oak on a long persistent palate.
Technical Notes
90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Chambourcin, RS 0.2
Food Pairings
Grilled steaks, lamb chops, pork loin, pizza, spare ribs, pasta with red sauce
Bottled
March 26, 2014


Merlot 2014
Technical Notes
This classic varietal of Bordeaux grows well in Virginia's long, warm summers. A late April frost in White Hall reduced grape yield, resulting in intensified berry color and flavor. A longer hanging time on the vine, combined with extended maceration and nine months of aging in a combination of neutral and medium-toasted French Oak barrels are features of this limited vintage.


Cabernet Franc 2014
A varietal famous for producing quality fruit in Virginia. The fruit was carefully handled and fermented on the skins for a period of two weeks before aging in a Burgundy style for ten months.
Tasting Notes
Subtle hints of earth and pepper enhance aromas of violet and blackberry that pave the way for a deep palate of dark cherries and raspberries, with a smooth finish of smoky vanilla.
Food Pairings
Mediterranean Cuisine; Lasagna; Rabbit; Lamb; Breaded Veal


Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in French and American oak for 10 months. After harvest, the fruit underwent extended maceration, enhancing the color and body of the wine.
Tasting Notes
Dark cherry colors and aromas of black tea and tobacco lead into flavors of plums and figs, with a lengthy finish of blackberries and wisps of smoke.
Food Pairings
Roasts; Steak; Venison; Lamb; Pork


Petit Verdot 2014
A popular Bordeaux varietal that has recently gained much recognition in Virginia and has become one of our bestsellers! The grapes were fermented half in small bins and half with the French Delestage method, and the fruit was then aged in French and American oak. One of our deepest and most complex wines, the Petit Verdot shows great potential for long-term cellaring with its rich burgundy color, smooth tannic structure, and deep flavors of fruit and spice, enhanced by tobacco notes.
Tasting Notes
Rich ruby colors and luxurious aromas of cedar, dark chocolate, and tobacco foreshadow a round palate laced with notes of bright cherry and currants, enhanced by smoky vanilla flavors and well-integrated tannins.
Food Pairings
Portabello Mushrooms, Eggplant, Veal, Steak, Prime Rib, Marinated Chicken
Blend
85% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot


Touriga 2014
Rich ruby colors and tart cherry aromas precede a bold palate filled with cloves, cinnamon, and a spiced coffee finish.
Technical Notes
This vintage of our Touriga is comprised of mostly Touriga with the addition of some Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Touriga is aggressively managed throughout the growing season keeping the yields low and the sunlight at maximum levels into the canopy. The resulting grapes are then harvested in optimum conditions and aged in barrels for 9 months.
Food Pairings
Quail, Boar, Venison


Edichi
This port-style dessert wine was named after Mrs. Edith Champ, a co-owner of White Hall Vineyards. A blend of Touriga (a Portuguese varietal) and Petit Verdot, this vintage shows intense spicy aromas and wonderfully full flavors. With residual sugar and alcohol levels that are slightly lower than typical ports, this is a fantastic dessert wine. Enjoy a glass with a piece of chocolate for an added treat!
Tasting Notes
A spicy nose of tobacco and black currants is followed by a palate filled with plum, walnut, and bright raspberry flavors that precede a lengthy rum raisin finish.
Technical Notes
Residual Sugar: 3.0%
Food Pairings
Baked Fruits; Spice Cake; Coffee Cake; Chocolate Desserts