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Chateau Morrisette is among the oldest and largest wineries in Virginia. We also operate an award-winning restaurant with a 95% recommendation rate on OpenTable. With fresh vintages, flavors, and events at the winery, restaurant, vineyard, and festival field throughout the year, we will keep you abreast of all the great happenings and the people who make up Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant in this blog and through our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest sites.


 

Keith Toler
 
December 14, 2016 | Keith Toler

Chateau Morrisette Named in Bestseller

New York Times Bestseller includes Chateau Morrisette

First published in 2003, Patricia Schultz's 1000 Places to See Before You Die changed the face of travel publishing.  Equal parts wish-list and practical guide, it spent 85 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and quickly became the #1 bestselling travel book of all time.

1000 Places To See In the United States and Canada Before You Die came next, inspiring the same burning spirit of wanderlust through a bucket list covering our own 50 states and northern neighbor.  It too became an instant bestseller and together, the 1000 Places books have 4.26 million copies in print.

Chateau Morrisette is featured prominently in the section describing the Blue Ridge Parkway and we could not be more pleased to be counted among the prestigious places included in this edition of such a popular travel book.  Click here to see our listing in 1000 Places To See In the United States and Canada Before You Die 

Time Posted: Dec 14, 2016 at 6:56 AM
Brian Smyth
 
December 13, 2016 | Brian Smyth

2016 Harvest Challenge Wine Competition Awards Announced

Results are in for the Harvest Challenge, 2016 Harvest Challenge, 2016 was a smashing success! The field of entries that were included: Hawaii to New York, down to New Zealand, and all parts in between. Our judges were truly some of the very best from all across the United States. We are pleased to announce the official results for the Harvest Challenge, 2016.Your standings are listed below. This judging promotes "wine to purchase for the Holidays!"

Wine Appellation Designation Price Award
2013 Chateau Morrisette Archival II Virginia Barrel Aged $19.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Chai Spiced Hard Cider Virginia $2.99 Silver
2014 Chateau Morrisette Chambourcin Virginia $19.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Cherry Ginger Hard Cider Virginia $2.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Hard Cider Virginia Barrel Fermented $2.99 Silver
NV Chateau Morrisette Sweet Mountain Laurel American $9.99 Silver

The awarded Best of Show winner was : Brian Arden Winery, Rose of Cabernet Franc, 2015 Napa CA Top wines received Best of Class by Category, Best AVA, and ultimately the Best of Show. The Brian Arden's Rose of Cabernet Franc was a stunning example of the "perfect" Rose. We wish to express our appreciation for your support of our wine competitions. Your medal should arrive in about six (6) weeks. We are very enthusiastic about the success of the Harvest Challenge, 2016 and look forward to seeing your entries next year Cheers! Wine Competitions Management & Productions

Time Posted: Dec 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Brian Smyth
 
December 6, 2016 | Brian Smyth

2016 Wines of the South Wine Competition Awards

Wines of the South Competition is conducted by the Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee.  This year, there were 302 entries into the competition the judges awarded medals to 272 of these wines.  Chateau Morrisette received medals for all six wines entered into the competition.

Sweet Mountain Laurel received Concordnace Gold which means all judged awarded this wine with a gold medal standing in it's catagory.

Our Dog Blue® received a Gold Medal.

Cherry Wine received a Gold Medal.

The Black Dog® received a Silver Medal.

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon received a Silver Medal.

2015 Viognier recieved a Bronze Medal.

Samples of these wines are available when visiting the Tasting Room.

Time Posted: Dec 6, 2016 at 6:59 AM
Shannon Atkins
 
December 2, 2016 | Shannon Atkins

The Black Dog Christmas Weekends video

WSLS in Roanoke put together two lovely spots letting folks know about our Christmas Weekends, which offer complimentary hors d'ouevres, tastings, and discounts in the Tasting Room gift shop. Our Holiday Wine Sale offers 20% off bottles and 30% off cases through the month of December.

 

Time Posted: Dec 2, 2016 at 5:59 AM