Featured Winery of the Week: Jump Mountain Vineyard

Located in the heart of Shenandoah Valley, Jump Mountain Vineyards stretches across thirty-two beautiful acres in Virginia. In 2006, Mary Hughes and David Vermillion bought the land for its low humidity and cool temperatures. The first harvest was planted two years later. With the construction of its own winery building, Jump Mountain Vineyard began to produce its own for the first time in 2008. Known for its red grape varieties, Mary Hughes and David Vermillion have experimented with Tannat, Lagrein, Refosco and Sargrantino varieties in the past. Sadly, these red grape varieties did not survive the freezing temperatures created by the polar vortexes in 2014. Despite the loss of the grapes, Mary and David continue to experiment with new vine varieties for the sake of innovation.

In the future, a larger tasting room and outdoor patio will be added; Currently, a small tasting room is available on weekends by appointment. As a member of the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, visitors can already enjoy the natural beautiful of the Shenandoah Valley while tasting the vineyard’s wine. Without a doubt, Jump Mountain Vineyard will continue to highlight the beauty and importance of the region for many years to come.

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