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We have a wide variety of wines to offer, including our signature wine "King's Ransom". We are extremely proud of all of our wines and they are each wonderful and tasty to the palette. Regardless of whether you prefer red or white, Effingham has several offerings for every wine lover.

In less than two years of operation, Effingham's wines have won over 100 medals, include 50+ golds. Our Kings Ransom was named Red wine of the Year at the Virginia State Fair. Our Rose won 'International Rose of the Year' at Indy, and our Traminette won 'Hybrid of the Year" at the American Wine Society.


Currently we are not offering tastings in the traditional way, but we still want people to experience and sample our wines so they are confident in their purchases.

In the place of traditional tastings, we are offering wine flights. You choose your favorites and we'll pour three 2-oz. servings. Enough to sample, savor and save room for whatever is next. The cost is $12 for a flight.


2017 Traminette

Made from a hybrid of Gewürtztraminer and the Joannes Seyve, this wine is aged in stainless steel and offers aromas of honeysuckle, potpourri and orange zest. Bright citrus flavors and a note of white pepper linger through the finish.

  Gold Medal - SAVOR Virginia Wine Classic



2018 Viognier

This wine is aged in stainless steel and Acacia oak and offers aromas of peach and honeysuckle. Flavors of apricot and stone fruit carry through out this elegant wine.

  Silver Medal - East Meets West Wine Competition



2017 Chardonnay

Notes of lemon, apple, white peach, and cream are expressed on the nose. While similar characteristics are present on the palate, additional flavors of vanilla, lemon zest, honeydew melon, butter, and cinnamon add interest and complexity.



2019 Cameo Rosé

Bottles in the Cameo Wine Collection bear the names and likenesses of twelve different women born in Virginia, and tell a small part of the unique stories that should be told across time and toasted at tables. A variety of cultures and eras have been curated to share recollections of the fearless, passionate ways each woman lived so that a case of wine will contain twelve different individuals to celebrate, e.g., women like Martha Washington, Pearl Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald. Read more …



2016 Norton

This grape was engineered by Dr. Daniel Norton of Richmond, Virginia in the 1830s. Flavors include tart cherry and plum with a hint of subtle spices. Aged in 100% American Oak.

  Silver Medal - East Meet West Wine Competition



2017 Merlot

Notes of black currant, pomegranate, and pepper are present on the nose. On the palate, you'll find concentrated, structured tannins and flavors of tart cherry, pomegranate and dark chocolate.



2017 Meritage

A blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Notes of blackberry and plum combine with spicy notes of nutmeg and pepper on the nose. On the palate, these same flavors merge with structured, velvet textured tannins, notes of sour cherry, leather, and forest floor that persist through the finish.



2018 Kings Ransom

This wine is a Bordeaux style blend that has aromas of plums and ripe black cherries on the nose. Black currants, blueberries and pipe tobacco linger on the palate into the black pepper finish. Velvet tannins add to the bold structure of this wine making it perfect for all occasions.

  Gold Medal - SAVOR Virginia Classic



2018 Tannat

On the nose, black currant, and cherry are present. These elegant aromas are met with strong, velvet tannins and savory notes of smoke, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice that linger on the palate.



2018 Celebration

Our newest addition, this wine is an austere blend of 6 white grape varietals. Beautiful aromas of honeysuckle and peach carry through to the palate along with hints of melon and citrus. Off-dry, crisp and refreshing.



NV Snort

This port style wine is rich yet soft with hints of smoke, wood and dark fruit. Great with dark chocolate, red fruit and nuts.



NV Sparkling Wine

Made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier this sparkling wine is bright and crisp on the palate with soft notes of white peach and stone fruit.



Virginia's Heritage Wine

The wine from 16 Virginia wineries was blended, aged and bottled in August 2018 to produce 10,000 bottles, with the number of bottles representing each of the original 10,000 vitis vinifera vines planted in Virginia by the Virginia Company, 400 years ago. The limited-edition wine is presented in a commemorative box featuring a representation of the 1619 Virginia Company seal to reflect its Colonial roots. The wine bottle label is printed on thin sheets of birch wood and ribbon shavings of the same wood surrounding the bottles as packaging.




Sangria is SUMMER! Our house-made Sangria is one of the delights of summer. Using our Traminette, Celebration and a blend of juices and fruits, sipping on our historic property is one of the season's joys.

Starter kits and recipes are available at the winery to bring the fun home.



Cart 10% off purchase of 6-11 bottles
20% off purchase of 12 or more bottles
30% off purchase of 12 or more bottles on weekdays