Early Mountain/Lightwell Survey/War & Rust Guided Tasting!
The common thread here is not a single winery, but the talents of two of our favorite Virginia winemakers: Ben Jordan and Maya Hood White. Both will be here guiding us through this very special tasting of many of our favorite Virginia wines.
Wines to be tasted:
Early Mountain White Pétillant Naturel 2018 Malvasia
Early Mountain Red Pétillant Naturel 2018 Blaufränkisch
Early Mountain Petit Manseng 2017
Lightwell Survey “The Weird Ones Are Wolves” 2016 Cabernet Franc/Petit Manseng
Early Mountain Eluvium 2016 Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc
War and Rust (Ben Jordan) Quinquina Aromatized Wine
Winemaker-guided wine tasting April 29th, 7 PM
Light snacks provided
Tasting price: $35 all-inclusive
Special event-only pricing on all wines!
Ben Jordan, Winemaker, Early Mountain Vineyards, Lightwell Survey
Ben Jordan oversees all aspects of winemaking, vineyards and production at Early Mountain. A native Virginian who began his winemaking career in Sonoma County, Ben previously held the position of GM and Winemaker with Michael Shaps Wineworks.
Ben works with his brother to run his family's vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley and makes the aromatized wine called War & Rust. Outside of the wine world, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Ben is a graduate of Duke University and received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Maya Hood White, Viticulturist & Associate Winemaker, Early Mountain Vineyards
With an excitement for environmentally low-impact viticulture, wine chemistry and sensory profiles, Maya manages the vineyards at Early Mountain and supports wine production in the cellar. Born in California, Maya has found a new love of wine in central Virginia. She earned an M.S. in Viticulture and Enology from U.C. Davis, with her research focusing on time-dependent sensory profiles and bubble nucleation of sparkling wine, as well as studies of Viognier wines from France, California and Virginia. She gained previous experience at several local boutique wineries around the state. Before getting into wine, Maya studied mathematics and engineering.