Virginia WInes

See below for a full list and description of all of our available Virginia wines. We currently ship to VA, CA, FL, MD, NC, NY & Washington D.C.. Please call 434-296-3438  to request a shipment.

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Virginia Reds

Michael Shaps 2012 Meritage $40 This vintage of Meritage is anchored in Merlot, complimented by Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The goal is always to produce a concentrated and deep wine, highly complex in both aroma and flavor, with the capacity to age for ten years or more. The blend changes with each vintage as we pull from the most successful lots to achieve this goal. It is aged for two years in all French oak, 50% of which is new.

Michael Shaps 2012 Meritage

$40

This vintage of Meritage is anchored in Merlot, complimented by Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The goal is always to produce a concentrated and deep wine, highly complex in both aroma and flavor, with the capacity to age for ten years or more. The blend changes with each vintage as we pull from the most successful lots to achieve this goal. It is aged for two years in all French oak, 50% of which is new.

Michael Shaps 2012 Meritage $40

Michael Shaps 2014 Cabernet Franc $32 From a small block on Carter's Mountain farmed under Michael's supervision, this Franc resided on the skins for a week during cold soak, through the non-inoculated fermentation, and during a multi-week extended maceration. Malolactic fermentation was conducted in barrel (40% new, 100% French), and it aged for 19 months before bottling. The result is a medium bodied wine with a long finish and classic Cabernet Franc aromatics of red/black fruits framed by spice and pepper notes.

Michael Shaps 2014 Cabernet Franc

$32

From a small block on Carter's Mountain farmed under Michael's supervision, this Franc resided on the skins for a week during cold soak, through the non-inoculated fermentation, and during a multi-week extended maceration. Malolactic fermentation was conducted in barrel (40% new, 100% French), and it aged for 19 months before bottling. The result is a medium bodied wine with a long finish and classic Cabernet Franc aromatics of red/black fruits framed by spice and pepper notes.

Michael Shaps 2014 Cabernet Franc $32

Michael Shaps 2012 L. Scott $58 Michael created this proprietary red blend to honor his oldest brother, Scott, who lost a ten year battle with ALS. Ten percent of each bottle sale is donated to Project ALS. Michael chose to blend Tannat, Merlot and Malbec: while the Tannat is heavily tannic, the Merlot provides mid-palate softness and depth, and the Malbec adds bright red fruit and fresh acidity. Age seven to ten years. 

Michael Shaps 2012 L. Scott

$58

Michael created this proprietary red blend to honor his oldest brother, Scott, who lost a ten year battle with ALS. Ten percent of each bottle sale is donated to Project ALS. Michael chose to blend Tannat, Merlot and Malbec: while the Tannat is heavily tannic, the Merlot provides mid-palate softness and depth, and the Malbec adds bright red fruit and fresh acidity. Age seven to ten years. 

Michael Shaps 2012 L. Scott $58

Michael Shaps 2012 Raisin d'Être Red $25 100% Cabernet Franc. The 2012 Raisin d’Être (a play on words) is our way of replicating a traditional late harvest wine.  Similar to late harvest wines where grapes turn to raisons while still hanging on the vines, we salvaged tobacco drying barns from Southside Virginia for use in a similar drying process, but where the drying process takes place in the barns, not on the vines.  Utilizing fans and heat to dry the grapes out (thus “raisin” not “raison”), we are able to create a unique dessert wine with highly concentrated fruit.

Michael Shaps 2012 Raisin d'Être Red

$25

100% Cabernet Franc. The 2012 Raisin d’Être (a play on words) is our way of replicating a traditional late harvest wine.  Similar to late harvest wines where grapes turn to raisons while still hanging on the vines, we salvaged tobacco drying barns from Southside Virginia for use in a similar drying process, but where the drying process takes place in the barns, not on the vines.  Utilizing fans and heat to dry the grapes out (thus “raisin” not “raison”), we are able to create a unique dessert wine with highly concentrated fruit.

Michael Shaps 2012 Raisin d'Être Red $25

Michael Shaps 2013 Petit Verdot $35 An assemblage from two different vineyard sites in Albemarle County. This wine underwent a non-inoculated fermentation on the skins for close to a month and then racked to French Oak (50% new) for malolactic and close to two years of aging. It shows multifaceted aromas, from dark fruit character to the more elemental, and is full bodied, structured, and highly ageable.

Michael Shaps 2013 Petit Verdot

$35

An assemblage from two different vineyard sites in Albemarle County. This wine underwent a non-inoculated fermentation on the skins for close to a month and then racked to French Oak (50% new) for malolactic and close to two years of aging. It shows multifaceted aromas, from dark fruit character to the more elemental, and is full bodied, structured, and highly ageable.

Michael Shaps 2013 Petit Verdot $35

Michael Shaps 2013 Tannat $40 Our 2013 Tannat won a Gold medal at the 2016 Governor’s Cup wine competition. This grape varietal is up and coming in Virginia as it is well-suited to this climate and soil.  Tannat is the traditional grape of the Madiran region of France, where it is known to have heavy tannins and dark color.

Michael Shaps 2013 Tannat

$40

Our 2013 Tannat won a Gold medal at the 2016 Governor’s Cup wine competition. This grape varietal is up and coming in Virginia as it is well-suited to this climate and soil.  Tannat is the traditional grape of the Madiran region of France, where it is known to have heavy tannins and dark color.

Michael Shaps 2013 Tannat $40


VIRGINIA WHITES

Michael Shaps 2015 Viognier $28 These grapes were grown at Honah Lee and Adventure Farm Vineyards under Michael's supervision. 100% stainless steel, native yeast fermentation. The grapes were crushed, as we do in red winemaking, and left to soak on the skins for 12 hours to capture the essence of the grape. The result is richly textured, aromatic, and layered with the flavors of citrus, stone, and tropical fruits.

Michael Shaps 2015 Viognier

$28

These grapes were grown at Honah Lee and Adventure Farm Vineyards under Michael's supervision. 100% stainless steel, native yeast fermentation. The grapes were crushed, as we do in red winemaking, and left to soak on the skins for 12 hours to capture the essence of the grape. The result is richly textured, aromatic, and layered with the flavors of citrus, stone, and tropical fruits.

Michael Shaps 2015 Viognier $28

Michael Shaps 2015 Odette $28 A blend of Petit Manseng, Muscat, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Viognier fermented in stainless steel tanks and a variety of older French oak barrels. Finished dry, it is subtle and structured when young and starts to truly blossom aromatically and texturally after a year in bottle. It shows ripe fruit, honey and flowers on its medium bodied, persistent frame. This wine is named in honor of Michael's mother, who was a talented artist and the inspiration for this unique blend.

Michael Shaps 2015 Odette

$28

A blend of Petit Manseng, Muscat, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Viognier fermented in stainless steel tanks and a variety of older French oak barrels. Finished dry, it is subtle and structured when young and starts to truly blossom aromatically and texturally after a year in bottle. It shows ripe fruit, honey and flowers on its medium bodied, persistent frame. This wine is named in honor of Michael's mother, who was a talented artist and the inspiration for this unique blend.

Michael Shaps 2015 Odette $28

 
Michael Shaps 2015 Petit Manseng $30 From the Honah Lee vineyard, this is fermented mostly in French oak barrels, one-third new, with a small percentage in stainless steel tank, and was bottled after six months of aging with no malolactic fermentation. It is bone dry, but brimming with the sweetness of  tropical fruit notes, and is full bodied and very concentrated. Made possible by our unique growing conditions, this style of wine is specific to Petit Manseng grown in central Virginia.

Michael Shaps 2015 Petit Manseng

$30

From the Honah Lee vineyard, this is fermented mostly in French oak barrels, one-third new, with a small percentage in stainless steel tank, and was bottled after six months of aging with no malolactic fermentation. It is bone dry, but brimming with the sweetness of  tropical fruit notes, and is full bodied and very concentrated. Made possible by our unique growing conditions, this style of wine is specific to Petit Manseng grown in central Virginia.

Michael Shaps 2015 Petit Manseng $30

Michael Shaps 2012 Raisin d'Être White $25 This unique wine made up of 83% Petit Manseng and 17% Riesling won a Gold medal at the 2015 Governor’s Cup wine competition and was also selected for the Governor’s Case.  The 2012 Raisin d’Être (a play on words) is our way of replicating a traditional late harvest wine.  Similar to late harvest wines where grapes turn to raisons while still hanging on the vines, we salvaged tobacco drying barns from Southside Virginia for use in a similar drying process, but where the drying process takes place in the barns, not on the vines.  Utilizing fans and heat to dry the grapes out (thus “raisin” not “raison”), we are able to create a unique dessert wine with highly concentrated fruit. 

Michael Shaps 2012 Raisin d'Être White

$25

This unique wine made up of 83% Petit Manseng and 17% Riesling won a Gold medal at the 2015 Governor’s Cup wine competition and was also selected for the Governor’s Case.  The 2012 Raisin d’Être (a play on words) is our way of replicating a traditional late harvest wine.  Similar to late harvest wines where grapes turn to raisons while still hanging on the vines, we salvaged tobacco drying barns from Southside Virginia for use in a similar drying process, but where the drying process takes place in the barns, not on the vines.  Utilizing fans and heat to dry the grapes out (thus “raisin” not “raison”), we are able to create a unique dessert wine with highly concentrated fruit. 

Michael Shaps 2012 Raisin d'Être White $25

Michael Shaps 2013 Chardonnay $26 Made with grapes from the Wild Meadow vineyard in Loudon County where the cooler climate allows for fully ripe grapes that retain their acidity. This wine undergoes native primary and malolactic fermentation in barrel, and it is aged for 11 months in 100% French oak, 33% new, with twice weekly battonage (lees stirring) during the partial malolactic fermentation. The result is a wine with richness, weight, and length balanced by the acidity. It's structure gives it a long life expectancy, and it develops additional layers, texture and flavor as it rests in bottle.

Michael Shaps 2013 Chardonnay

$26

Made with grapes from the Wild Meadow vineyard in Loudon County where the cooler climate allows for fully ripe grapes that retain their acidity. This wine undergoes native primary and malolactic fermentation in barrel, and it is aged for 11 months in 100% French oak, 33% new, with twice weekly battonage (lees stirring) during the partial malolactic fermentation. The result is a wine with richness, weight, and length balanced by the acidity. It's structure gives it a long life expectancy, and it develops additional layers, texture and flavor as it rests in bottle.

Michael Shaps 2013 Chardonnay $26

Michael Shaps 2012 Méthode $35 50% Cab Franc and 50% Riesling from Mt. Juliet. Both fermented in neutral French oak barrels and aged separately before blending prior to bottling in July of 2014. We chose to blend these two varietals together to make the wine more complex and fuller bodied. The Riesling brings fruit, freshness, and a great food pairing option. The Cab Franc brings more body to the blend. The two together offers a balance of fruit and complexity. 

Michael Shaps 2012 Méthode

$35

50% Cab Franc and 50% Riesling from Mt. Juliet. Both fermented in neutral French oak barrels and aged separately before blending prior to bottling in July of 2014. We chose to blend these two varietals together to make the wine more complex and fuller bodied. The Riesling brings fruit, freshness, and a great food pairing option. The Cab Franc brings more body to the blend. The two together offers a balance of fruit and complexity. 

Michael Shaps 2012 Méthode Sparkling $35