Designated Virginia Vineyard Month, April is a time of both growth and beauty. This is the time when vines start to bud and the first leaves unfold. In addition to creating a gorgeous display, the spring brings new possibilities for delicious new wines.
Winemakers and grape growers throughout Virginia work hard, tending to vines and supporting new growth. Breaux Vineyards is no exception. Our winemakers are busy tending to our vineyards and producing our award-winning wines. With so much change in the world, it’s good to know that some things remain the same.
Although our tasting room is currently closed, Breaux Vineyards is offering Curbside Pickup at our winery located in beautiful Loudoun County. We are also offering discounts to both members and non-members and free shipping when you purchase four or more bottles of wine. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to support our vineyards and sample something new!
Although there isn’t a bad choice and we understand that tastes can vary from person to person, the following are our top picks for April.
Known for producing full-bodied, tannic red wines, nebbiolo grapes hail from Northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Unlike several other varieties, nebbiolo grapes pick-up flavor from the earth, soil, and climate. Wines produced from this variety can taste different depending on where they’re grown in the world. Nebbiolo flowers early, ripens late and prefers hillside locations like those found at Breaux Vineyards.
Despite the bold taste of wines produced with nebbiolo grapes, this variety produces a paler colored red similar to Pinot Noir. This wonderful grape not only looks light, it has a light smell as well. However, don’t let this fool you. This grape produces big, bold flavors.
This spring, make sure to try Breaux Vineyard’s 2013 Nebbiolo. This full bodied wine features refined tannins, a firm acidic backbone, and flavors of cherry pit, plum, black licorice, leather, and hints of baking spice.
The parent grape of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc creates a medium-bodied wine and is most commonly used in blended reds.
Breaux Vineyard’s 2017 Cabernet Franc features aromas of dark cherry and sandalwood and tastes of dark cherry, cola, and black pepper. Our expert wine-makers used a combination of 90% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot to create this fantastic wine which was aged for 15 months in seasoned French Oak.
The most popular white wine, chardonnay originated in the Burgundy region of France. This green-skinned grape variety produces a clean, crisp white wine with rich and complex flavor. A versatile variety, chardonnay grapes are commonly used in Champagnes and sparkling white wines.
Breaux Vineyard’s 2017 Madeleine’s Chardonnay features aromas of papaya, mango, and cotton candy and tastes of lemon and mandarin orange. This award-winning wine earned a silver medal at the 2019 Virginia State Fair.
For a limited time, Breaux Vineyards is offering a 40% discount when you purchase twelve or more of our top picks for spring! These customer favorites include 2013 Nebbiolo, 2017 Madeleine’s Chardonnay, 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Merlot, and 2016 Chere Marie. There’s never been a better time to sample our wines!