Open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM
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 Open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM  
 21+ to purchase or visit

Our Wines

Red Wines

 

Available by the glass, bottle or build your own tasting with a 3 wine sample ‘flight’ for $15. 

2018 Merlot

DOUBLE GOLD medal winner at the Indy International Wine Competition.

Glass $10//Bottle $34

About the Grape:

Merlot is the most widely planted grape in the world, and the back-bone of many of the worlds finest wines. It is grown in over 125 countries.

About this Wine:

On the nose: Dark fruit and Vanilla. On the Palate: Cola and sweet cherry. Its versatile flavor profile makes it able to pair with anything.

Did You Know:

Because Virgin-ia doesn’t get the intense heat as in other wine regions, our Merlot is often lighter in style.

2018 Meritage

DOUBLE GOLD medal winner at Texsom International

Glass $12//Bottle $44

About the Blend:

40 % Merlot
25% Cab. Franc. 25% Cab Sauv
10% Petit Verdot. Our Meritage is 100% Virginia Fruit in 100% Virginia

About this Wine:

Blackberry, plum and pepper nose, with bramble fruit and red cherry palate. Its shorter finish makes it easy sip and enjoy. Pair with lighter meats.

Did You Know:

George Washington’s sister Mildred got married and eventually died at Effingham.

2017 Norton

GOLD Tasters Guild Wine Competition.

Glass $10//Bottle $29

About the Grape:

Norton is the first indigenous U.S. wine grape, cultivated by Dr. Daniel Norton in the 19th century in Richmond, Virginia

About this Wine:

Nose with tart cherry and baking spice. On the palate is cinnamon, and tart apple. No new oak was used in the aging, giving it a softer feel.

Did You Know:

Norton was almost extinct until Horton Vineyards planted 10 acres of it in the 1980’s.

2019 Tannat

BEST IN COUNTRY American Wine Society annual conference

Glass $12//Bottle $44

About the Grape:

First planted in Virginia in the 90’s, Tannat is a rich, deep grape that provides elegant wines
perfect for the dinner table. 

About this Wine:

Nose with coffee, dry chocolate and plum.  The flavors are spicy and smokey with a blueberry on the finish.  High tannins throughout. 

Did You Know:

Tannat has one of highest level of anti-oxidants of all red wines.

2018 Kings Ransom

GOLD San Francisco International Wine competition

Glass $12//Bottle $44

About the Blend:

8% Merlot
25% Cab Sauv, 20% Petit Verdot 17% Tannat. The Tannat makes it a Virginia Blend, not a Bordeaux Blend.

About this Wine:

Our Premium wine. Currant, Blackberry and Dark Chocolate flavors are present. A great wine to pair with grilled beef or seasoned pork.

Did You Know:

The Alexander family founded Effingham Manor in 1740.

2019 Reserve

GOLD Tasters Guild Wine Competition.

Glass $12//Bottle $44

About the Blend:

The quality of the 2019 vintage allowed to make our first ever wine that stood above all.  The Reserve is a blend of the premium wines from Effingham Manor, Vint Hill Craft Winery and Pearmund Cellars–creating a wine worthy of the name ‘Reserve’.

About this Wine:

The nose is leather and smoked meats.   The palate is luscious.  The balance is almost perfect.  A soft beginning, with a Sweet chocolate-covered cherry mid-palate.  The finish is soft and vanilla. 

Did You Know:

The origin of the word ‘Reserve’ in wine, comes from winemakers reserving some of the wines, allowing them to age longer, gaining flavor and complexity.

NV Snort

BEST  way to finish a meal

Glass $12//Bottle $44

About the Grape:

Port must be from Portu-gal. Our fortified dessert wine is Snort . We use Chambourcin grapes, age for 3 years and add cocoa nibs to add a complex flavor.

About this Wine:

Almost 20% ABV, Snort packs a punch. Meant for after dinner, the cocoa and dark fruit flavors make it a great wine to pour over angel food cake or ice cream.

Did You Know:

2019 is one of the finest Virginia Vintages in recent memory. Proper amounts of
rainfall and hot summer, gave us
special wines.

White Wines

 

Available by the glass, bottle or build your own tasting with a 3 wine sample ‘flight’ for $15. 

NV Sparkling Wine

THE BEST way to celebrate, enjoy brunch or feel special. 

 

Glass $12//Bottle $44

About the Grape:

Our sparkling wine is made with the three traditional Champagne grapes: Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and Petit Meunier, all grown in California and bottled by our friends at Rack and Riddle.

About this Wine:

Sparkling wine (only Champagne comes from Champagne, France) is a different discipline. We leave it to those who do it best. Ours is blush, slightly sweet and has a toasted brioche flavor.

Did You Know:

People of-ten ask about the pigs at Eff-ingham. A pig is our Unofficial mascot. Why?  EffingHAM 

2019 Viognier

BEST WHITE WINE at the Harvest International

Glass $10//Bottle $34

About the Blend:

Viognier is most  notably found in the Condrieu region of the Rhone Valley.  It has become a sym-bol of Virginia’s quality wine growing and wine making. 

About this Wine:

Viognier is one of the 3 varietals that we make at all three of our wineries. The biggest challenge for the winemakers is to come up with a different style for each. Effingham’s features flavors of Banana and peach. 

Did You Know:

Viognier was almost extinct in the 1960s, with only 8 acres in the Rhone Valley and 40 acres worldwide. Now, it is the largest planted Rhone varietal in the world.

2018 Chardonnay

Gold at the American Wine Society Competition

Glass $10//Bottle $34

About the Grape:

Planted in all 50 states, and 80 countries. Our Chardonnay comes from the oldest vineyard in Virginia, Merriwether.

About this Wine:

lassic apple and toasted oak nose. On the palate, pear, butter and honeydew melon. This is the first Effingham Chardonnay to have 100% barrel fermentation.

Did You Know:

The Koi Pond at Effingham is a
converted swimming pool. In fact, it is one of the oldest cement swimming pools in all of Virginia.

2020 Rose

BEST ROSER IN SHOW at the Indy International Competition

Glass $10//Bottle $34

About the Blend:

We use estate-grown Chambourcin as a base for our Rose. The 2020 has added Merlot and Reisling to round it out.

About this Wine:

Rose is taken seriously at Effingham, as each vintage has achieved nothing less than Gold. Strawberry and Kiwi flavors with bright acidity make this a year-round rose.

Did You Know:

The grounds and buildings of Effingham were added to the National Historic Registry in 1989.

2019 Celebration

DOUBLE GOLDat the Texas International Wine Competition

Glass $10//Bottle $29

About the Blend:

A blend of Traminette, Petit Manseng, Viognier, and Chardonnay making a sweeter wine perfect for a summer day.

About this Wine:

Melon and tangerine on the nose, the sweet palate adds some lemon and apricot with refreshing acidity.

Did You Know:

Effingham has one of two living trees on the east coast brought back from Lewis and Clark’s expedition.