Our next LWGA meeting will be held on
Wednesday June 15, 6:30pm
Stone Tower Winery
19925 Hogback Mountain Rd
Leesburg, VA 20175
Please mark your calendars for the next LWGA Meeting:
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Fabbioli Cellars,
15669 Limestone School Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
We will be joining forces with the LWA (Loudoun Wineries Association) so it should be a great meeting.
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
Just a reminder about our next meeting.
Current members and new members are always welcome!!
If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, then you can bring a check with you.
Date: Tuesday, August 11th, at 6:30 PM
Location: Breaux Vineyards. — 36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132
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
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.
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.
A note from Arlesa Vineyards:
We need a recommendation on local CPA who has experience with farms/vineyards and/or anyone to avoid? Please email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! Tracy (and Don)
An email from Carol Vaughn, of Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group:
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,
An email from Allison MacDonald, of Free Bird Farm:
My name is Allison MacDonald and I’m the owner of 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.
Free Bird Farm
14352 Loyalty Rd