Tucked away in the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lovingston Winery is a part of the Monticello Wine Trail dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality possible. Lovingston takes special pride in offering a pleasant experience with every bottle.
Each glass of Lovingston wine is carefully crafted in order to express central Virginia’s unique terroir. Primarily family-run, Lovingston Winery’s demonstrates the ways in which the Monticello region’s climate and soil come together in order to produce some of the richest and most unique wine the world has to offer.
Lovingston Winery’s Josie’s Knoll Vineyard is 8.5 acres of densely-planted vines with some of the most intense, delicious fruit Virginia has to offer. The vines range from South African Pinotage to Seyval Blanc and Chardonnay, to the Bordeaux varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.
No matter your preference of wine, Lovingston has something incredibly satisfying and refreshing for everyone. The vines are planted densely in order to limit the number of grape bunches a vine is able to produce so that all of the flavor the vine has to offer is concentrated to those few clusters, thereby increasing the quality of the fruit and the eventual richness of the wine.
Lovingston Vineyard utilizes several innovative techniques in order to ensure that the winery produces the best wine possible. The winery uses a gravity-flow production method, which allows it to eliminate the use of mechanization including pumps, which they believe detracts from the quality of the wines.
Also, grapes are fermented in extremely small quantities in order to allow for increased quality control and a more hands-on approach.
With free tastings at a breathtaking location, visitors should hurry to Lovingston Winery. The vineyard is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic picnic with a bottle of wine as the sun sets in front of you over the mountain range, or simply to enjoy a good glass of wine and conversation with close friends.