The Dad Pack
We asked our resident dads what wines they are loving this summer. Then we packed them together to make your Dad’s day!
The pack includes one bottle of each of the below (4 bottles total) & we’ve got the shipping covered.
Five Forks 2020: Petit Manseng is the white grape I most look forward to working with every year. I love that it can make a deep and intense varietal wine and then be a part of something quite different in Five Forks. It still brings the density, but Sauvignon Blanc tempers it, and Five forks becomes a fresh and snappy go-to white for almost anything we want to eat in June. It can also be a go-to wine for those times we aren’t eating, because sometimes dads aren’t eating. – Ben Jordan, Winemaker
Rosé 2020: I love our 2020 Rose. The color is brilliant and the subtle yet rounded flavors of spring and summer fruits are delectable. This rose is delicate on the palette but also has that crisp intensity I crave after a busy day in the kitchen. – Tim Moore, Executive Chef
Quaker Run Cabernet Franc 2020: Take your pick of our cabernet francs – they are all absolutely delicious! My personal favorite is the single-vineyard cab franc from Quaker Run. I love cab franc for its savory, pepper-like flavors and medium-high acidity. It’s an ideal food pairing wine and goes particularly well with some signature “Dad Favorite” dishes – cheeseburgers, pizza, pork belly, and meatballs with marinara. Like Dad……cab franc tends to slowly mellow with age.
– Dave Kostelnik, General Manager
Novum 2019: For power, I open Eluvium. But for a red that I can have with a fondue or cheese plate, the brightness and lightness of Novum is my favorite.
-Peter Hoehn, CEO
Early Mountain’s Casual Scenic Dining Experience
With beautiful summer days beginning to return to the Blue Ridge, we would like to invite you to relax on The Meadow, our new hospitality experience. Enjoy delicious snacks, salads, and sandwiches crafted by Chef Tim, sip on our signature “Meadow Flights”, and admire the phenomenal vineyard views that Early Mountain has to offer.
The Meadow is available for walk-ins. We offer reservations for groups of 7 to 14 which can be made HERE.
You will have your choice of picnic table or Adirondack seating with sun umbrellas or you are welcome to bring your own seating. In the case of inclement weather, we won’t be able to seat this area.
Please note that outside food will no longer be allowed at Early Mountain. We are excited for you to try our wonderful new and seasonal menu offerings!
Father’s Day at Early Mountain
In addition to the sultry samba of Beleza Brazil, we’ll be featuring some culinary specials and wine flights tailored to Dad.
Come relax in the Meadow or reserve a patio or tasting room table to enjoy the day and raise a glass to Dad!
Music on the Mountain
June 19th: Brian Sauerwald
June 20th: Beleza Brazil
June 26th: Dan Barrale
June 27th: Michael Geddes
July 3rd: Paulo Franco
July 4th: Pat Anderson
The Early Mountain 1784 Wine Club June release includes two exclusives + Five Forks, a truly delicious trio!
Learn more about Club Benefits and sign up HERE or contact us with any questions.
2020 Five Forks – $26 Retail | $22.10 Club Member
Zesty and fresh! Perfect for summer
2020 Quaker Run Rose – $32 Retail | $27.20 Club Member, Member-exclusive release.
Merlot 100%, Old(er) Vine
This is “fancy” rosé, sourced from some of the oldest vines we farm at Quaker Run. The aromas take you directly to the deeper, redder flavors of ripe strawberries and black cherries. The wine is round, mouth filling and almost seeming to dance a bit into red wine territory, before admitting it is, in fact, rosé.
2019 Capstone Cabernet Franc – $42 Retail | $35.70 Club Member, Member-exclusive release.
The dry heat of the vintage amplifies the structure and intensity of this wine. Aromatically, it is striking how “grape driven” they are; this is Cabernet Franc. The flavors echo this approach and pull us away from the style that emphasizes the character of the barrel and long aging. This wine has just begun its journey; we recommend patience and aeration to show us what it has to offer, and what it has in store.
WanderWine Now Released! We are so excited to share an insider look with Winemaker Ben Jordan & Exec. Chef Tim Moore on the newly released WanderWine video series. Wine and dine with WanderWine Virginia, as they take you on a journey to some of the best wineries and dining spots in Virginia Wine Country. All three videos are now live at www.wanderwinevirginia.com. We are featured on day 3 or check it out on our IGTV! Cheers to Virginia Wine!
Spring / Summer Hours:Thursday-Monday: OPEN 11 am – 6 pm
Book a patio or a tasting room table.
The Meadow area with fire pits is weather dependent and open for walk-ins.
Tuesday-Weds: Curbside pick-up only, 10 am-4 pm
Only a short scenic drive from the city you will find our rolling hills of vineyards growing fine Virginia wine.
If you can’t make it out for a visit, shop online or at a retailer near you. You will be transported with every sip. We love it when you escape with us!