Boxwood Estate Winery in Middleburg is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a few new releases.
“The Virginia wine industry has expanded and so have we,” says owner John Kent Cooke. “When my wife, Rita, and I planned the vineyard and constructed the winery in the early 2000s, there were only 75 wineries in the state, and now there are over 280 at last count. In addition, Virginia now has seven American Viticulture Areas. The most recent AVA—Middleburg, Virginia—was proposed and initiated by Boxwood.”
Boxwood has expanded from 16 acres originally to 26 today, and now grows white Bordeaux grapes as well as red.
In this anniversary season the winery is introducing Boxwood Estate Reserve, a Bordeaux-style blend of the estate’s finest grapes, and the introduction of the first Sauvignon Blanc, sold exclusively this year in Boxwood’s tasting rooms and through the Wine Club. These wines join the Topiary, Trellis and Rosé labels, to produce no more than 5,000 cases each year.
“This success is the result of choosing varietals and clones suitable to this area, maintaining a sustainable vineyard, and meticulously processing the grapes into our fine wine,” says Cooke.
For more on Boxwood Estate Winery visit BoxwoodWinery.com.