"From a new winery in Upperville, in Virginia’s Fauquier County, this wine had me puzzled: It’s labeled pinot gris, suggesting Alsace as its model, but its fresh acidity suggested the lighter Italian pinot grigio style. Yet as the wine warmed up (another reminder not to drink our white wines too cold from the refrigerator), I noticed its body and a sly, sneaky richness. Delicious." - Dave McIntyre
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ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE COMPETITION 2017
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2017
VIRGINIA STATE FAIR 2017
FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2017
"We tasted a lovely 2015 Chardonnay, a delightful 2016 Rosé, a fruity, well-balanced 2015 Cabernet Franc, and two extraordinary red blends: 2014 First Bridge (right-bank style) and 2014 Roots (left bank style), plus a dessert wine from the winemaker's family vineyard in France. All of the Slater Run wines are well-balanced, flavorful wines." More here.
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"Lucie Morton is the vineyard consultant and winemaker, Katell Griaud of Monbazillac, France, who studied at Bordeaux University, has created, shaped and fashioned an impressive list of award-winning vintages." - Vicky Moon
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FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2016
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2016
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WINE COMPETITION 2016
The Slater Run Vineyards wines can be tasted and purchased year round in the Village of Upperville at the Slater Run Vineyards Tasting Room, located at 9030 John S Mosby Highway, Upperville, VA 20184. The tasting room is open from 12-7pm Thursday-Saturday & 12-5pm on Sunday.
The Slater Run Vineyards winery & production facility is open seasonally from May - October.
"Over the last few years we’ve visited over 100 wineries across the state of Virginia, enjoying the beauty of the countryside, educating ourselves on the industry, and fueling our passion for Virginia Wine with each visit. While nearly all of our experiences in Virginia Wine Country are something to write about, there are some that simply stand out above the rest. If you’ve ever experienced that moment when a glass of wine strikes all the senses– the sight, smell, taste, and sound enveloping you in a perfect moment in time– then you know exactly what we are talking about. This weekend, we had one of these very experiences sampling wines from Slater Run Vineyards at The Local Taste in Upperville, VA." More here.
— Kurt Jensen, Wine About Virginia, September 4, 2016
"We found the new 2015 Slater Run Vineyards wines to be truly wonderful. These were all very well-balanced wines with long lasting finishes... We are big fans of Katell Griaud. She is making really lovely wine in our state. We recommend you head over to The Local Taste to try these well-made Virginia wines from Slater Run Vineyards. You will be glad you did." More here.
"My Saturday trek began at The Local Taste, a cozy tasting room owned by Chris and Kiernan Patusky. Located on Route 50 just as you approach Upperville, The Local Taste remains something of an untapped treasure in the local wine scene. The rustic, early 19th century stone house serves as both the tasting room for Slater Run Vineyards and a wine shop with worldly offerings hand-selected from respected sommelier Neal Wavra." More here.
"They retained Katell Griaud as winemaker. She holds a masters degree in Oenology from Bordeaux University and has made wine at both Trump and Casanel. So she approaches the task with an understanding of the challenges of making wine in the Commonwealth. I should point out that she has handily overcome those challenges. The Slater Run wines are exceptional." More here.
Estate Vineyard and Winery in Upperville, Virginia
"I was able to taste four of the Slater Run wines. Both the Pinot Gris and the Chardonnay were expertly crafted, balanced whites that demonstrated the typical varietal characteristics... I must say, however, the star of the show was the Cabernet Franc. It lacked any hint of green pepper, which indicates proper vineyard management. The vines were only planted in 2010, which makes the quality of this wine all the more surprising." More here.