Wine making Spouses, Nathan, and Rachel are traditionalists in their wine making approach. With a passion for French wines the duo employs a more customary method in wine making to create subtle but complex flavors like that of the European style wines.
One of the more unique aspects of Stinson’s wine making is the concrete egg. Although its modern appearance is like something out of an alien invasion, the idea of aging wine in rounded, earthenware containers is ancient.
Sauvignon Blanc, a rare grape seen in central Virginia, is the only varietal used in Stinson’s concrete eggs. This is because the fruitier flavors of Sauvignon Blanc are preserved while bringing forth its French inspired minerality, body and texture.
In addition to Sauvignon Blanc are other varietals such as Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tanat adorning the property, making you feel as if you have been dropped in the middle of a European vineyard.