Boxwood Winery looking for Assistant Vineyard Manager

January 27, 2016
Assistant Vineyard Manager – For Immediate Hire

Boxwood Winery is a premium boutique winery producing 3,500 cases of Bordeaux-style blends from 100% estate grown grapes in the Middleburg Virginia AVA. Stephane Derenoncourt and Lucie Morton consult.

Applicant must speak English/Spanish and have experience:
Running a full-time crew
Canopy Mangement
Tractor work

Please Contact:
Josh Gerard
Winemaker/Vineyard Manager

LWGA meeting March 11, 2015

The next LWGA meeting will be on March 11, 2015, beginning at 6:30pm.
The meeting will be held at:

The Winery at La Grange
4970 Antioch Road
Haymarket, VA 20169
(703) 753-9360

The agenda will include a discussion lead by Phillip Carter Strother of Strother Law Offices regarding the intricacies of leasing land for the purpose of establishing a vineyard in the state of Virginia.

As a reminder, if you haven’t paid your annual dues of $50, then you can bring them with you to the meeting, or mail them to our treasurer:

P.O. Box 2481
Purcellville, VA 20134

If you are not yet a member, but want to join us for this meeting, then there is a $10 drop-in fee to help pay for the snacks and refreshments offered after the meeting.

Grape contracts needed

I’m the winemaker at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont, MD and we are looking for commercial growers to potentially set up some purchase contracts for the upcoming season.  We have limited vineyard space and need to outsource and your organization came highly recommended from VT Viticulture dept.  If some one could please contact me it would be greatly appreciated.  I can also be contacted by phone at 7174148847.

Michael Lentini

Loudoun red wine shiners needed

An email from Carol Vaughn, of Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group:

“Hello –

I work for a local marketing firm. We have a Virginia real estate client who would like to private label 200 or 300 bottles of wine. I am looking for “shiners” that have the TTB COLA label that is on or could be on the back of the bottles. Our company will produce and can label the bottles we would like to purchase. We need these no later than November 1. If you have any contacts with a winery that may have this please have them contact me.

Thank you for any help that you may offer,


Carol Vaughn
Print Buyer 

Branding. Interactive. Advertising. Social. Integrated.

Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group

301-294-6302 x2432  301-294-6305

DC 10101 molecular drive, suite 300  rockville, md 20850

NY 31 west 31st street floor 2  new york, ny 10001″

Pilot program for Baby Doll Sheep in Vineyards

An email from Allison MacDonald, of Free Bird Farm:

“Good evening-

My name is Allison MacDonald and I’m the owner osheepf Free Bird Farms in Waterford.  I’m reaching out because I would like to do a pilot program with one or two of our local vineyards.  I have a small herd of Baby Doll sheep (officially called Olde English Babydoll Southdowns), see picture, who specialize in the Eco Friendly and Sustainable practice of grazing vineyards to keep down unwanted vegetation.  They eat grass, weeds, cover crops, green shoots and of course fertilize the land as the walk through the lines.  They reduce the need for pesticides and heavy equipment and backbreaking labor. They are only on average 24 inches tall and very gentle/friendly creatures.  The Babydolls work best from post-Harvest to post-Budbreak and have been used for years in California, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Not only does this save millions in operating costs it fits in with Loudoun county’s Eco Friendly and sustainable lifestyle.  We would like to being this service to DC’s Wine Country.  We provide everything from the sheep, fence, fresh water, transportation and we monitor the flock daily.  We will work with the vineyard owners and all we ask for is feedback.  If you need more information or would like copies of other studies, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Have a beautiful evening.
Allison MacDonald
Free Bird Farm
14352 Loyalty Rd