Mountain Run Winery

Our Wines

Growing great grapes takes time, and our first estate harvests at Mountain Run Winery started in the fall of 2017. To supplement our estate vineyards, Mountain Run Winery is proud to partner with Altillo Vineyards from Hurt, Virginia, and three other local Virginia vineyards to bring you a selection of top-notch Virginia wines.

2016 Cabernet Franc

An approachable earthy core with hints of cranberry and cherry and a smooth finish characteristic of French oak aging. This is our owner’s favorite red wine.

 

2015 Shiraz

If you like Shiraz you’re going to love this one! Big fruit notes and hints of spice and smoke framed against soft tannins and moderate oak. This is the 2015 vintage and has had an extra year to age in the bottle, meaning that the flavors are smoother and more refined than younger wines. Pairs well with red meat, strong cheeses and pasta with red sauces.

2016 Meritage

Winner of a silver medal in the 2017 Virginia State Fair, our signature wine in a bottle that evokes Culpeper’s location on the 1750’s Fry-Jefferson map. This Bordeaux-blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon has the perfect balance between dark fruit notes, oak and tannins. Perfect to enjoy now or to cellar away for the holidays, this Meritage can go toe-to-toe with wines twice the price.

2015 Merlot

Barrel-fermented and barrel-aged in French and American oak, our Merlot boasts  a complex flavor profile with cherry and chocolate notes complimented by bright acidity on the finish.

2017 Dog Rock Rose

Made from Shiraz and Crimson Cabernet, this off-dry (2% residual sugar) rose-style wine features the trademark Shiraz spice with vibrant strawberry and watermelon notes. Named after our steadfast (concrete) guard dog, our Dog Rock Rose is the perfect picnic wine to pair with our great selection of cheeses and charcuterie at the winery.

2017 Simply Chardonnay

With zesty lemon notes, hints of green apple, and a lively minerality, our steel Chardonnay is a refreshing treat that is perfect for a summer picnic!

2016 Oaked Chardonnay

Gold medal winner at the 2017 Virginia State Fair, this old-world style Chardonnay is barrel-fermented and barrel-aged in French and American oak for eight months and  features layers of rich, soft, fruit and vanilla flavors complemented by an elegant finish.

2017 Viognier

Our Viognier features notes of peach, apricot, and honeysuckle with just  a hint of sweetness on the nose.

2017 Traminette

Got a thing for sweet wine? Well then our Traminette is the wine for you. This sweet (4% residual sugar) Traminette features peach and honey notes and is the ideal picnic wine for a hot summer day.

Hard Apple Cider

Made from Sperryville orchard apples, our farmhouse cider is crisp, dry and refreshing. We use a rotating tap of recipes so every batch is completely unique. 

2016 Culpeper Crimson

Completely unique, this Norton and Crimson Cabernet blend is not one to miss! With subtle notes of clove and black fruits, this wine is a perfect red for a picnic or dinner with friends.

OTHER PRODUCTS / COMING SOON

2017 Petit Manseng

With zippy acid and notes of tropical fruit, our Petit Manseng is a pleasing white wine to pair with your cheese plate! Coming soon in the summer 2018.

Mead

First made in 7000 BC, mead is the oldest known alcoholic beverage. This tasty treat, made by fermenting honey and water, boasts a light and sweet flavor that is entirely unique! Our mead is made from local Rixeyville honey and has been aged 10 months to create a soft and easy to drink honey wine. With only limited quantities available, this mead will first be released as a wine club exclusive.

Elderberry Wine - Sold out until Fall 2018

Slightly sweet with a surprising citrus finish. Our elderberry wine is made from our farm’s own elderberries and aged for 6 months. This wine is perfect when served chilled on a hot summer day. Limited quantities available.

2017 Dirt Road Rose

Made with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, our dry rose is an exciting addition to our rose lineup! Coming soon in the summer 2018