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Place Types : Wine Bar, Winery/Vineyard
Address : 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, Virginia 22942
Coordinate : 38.1666471299, -78.2610621154
Phone : (540) 832-7440
Email :
Rating : 4.60
Social : facebook.com/HortonVineyards
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Website : hortonwine.com
Opening Hours :
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
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  • Where is Horton Vineyards?

    Horton Vineyards is located at: 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, Virginia 22942.

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    You can try to dialing this number: (540) 832-7440 - or find more information on their website: hortonwine.com

  • What is the opening hours of Horton Vineyards?

    Monday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
    Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

  • Where are the coordinates of the Horton Vineyards?

    Latitude: 38.1666471299
    Longitude: -78.2610621154

About the Business:

We are a winery and vineyard located in Orange County, Virginia. Pioneers in Virginia wine since 1989. Open daily 10-5.

Description:

Wine lover and entrepreneur Dennis Horton began his winemaking venture with a small home vineyard in Madison County, Virginia in 1983. It did not take him long to realize that, although the Virginia summers were warm enough to ripen almost any grape variety, the humid conditions favored growing grapes with thicker skins and loose clusters. There began the search for varieties that would flourish in Virginia’s climate and had the capacity to produce some of the finest wines of the world.

Dennis' search concentrated on the warm growing regions of southern France, and before planting any additional grapes, Dennis traveled to the Rhone valley in France. There he was struck by wines he felt had beautiful texture, grace, and finesse. In his research, one grape in particular seemed to keep coming up as perfect - Viognier. It was a grape of wonderful potential - it had a thick skin and loose clusters, perfect for the Virginia climate. And most importantly, it made some of the world's finest wines - those of the Condrieu and in particular Chateau Grillet.

In California Dennis learned of only a few producers working with and producing Viognier in limited quantities. However, new plantings were going in all over the state and enthusiasm was high. So the decision was made to plant Viognier, along with lesser amounts of Marsanne, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and several other grape varieties like the native grape Norton, which enjoyed so much success in the 19th century in nearby Charlottesville. In the late 1800's, central Virginia was declared the "Capitol of the Eastern Wine Belt." Some of the Norton had survived prohibition in Dennis' home state of Missouri, and he was intrigued by the idea of reviving this historic grape with its incredibly rich, fruity flavor, soft tannins and inky color.

In 1988, Dennis and longtime business partner Joan Bieda acquired 55 acres for the beginning of Horton Vineyards. The task of establishing the vineyard was given to Dennis' wife Sharon, a nurse by trade, whose meticulous nature was reflected in the manicuring of the East Coast's most unique vineyard. Utilizing the "open lyre" training system, which promotes ideal ripening, and drip irrigation for ideal soil moisture conditions, the vineyard was established with quality in mind. In 1991 the first small crop was harvested, and made into wine at Montdomaine Cellars, a noted Cabernet producer. With his wine aging in the cellars, it was a natural transition for Dennis to take over the management of Montdomaine Cellars, and produce Chardonnay and Cabernet under that label, in addition to his own line of Rhone Varieties. The 1992 wines were very well received in national competitions and construction was begun on a new underground winery. Stunning stone underground cellars, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a wonderful vaulted ceiling tasting room are the highlights of this beautiful winery. 1993 saw the first crush at the new Horton Cellars and in 1994 additional acreage came into production with plantings of Bordeaux, Portuguese and Spanish varietals as well as additional varietals of the Rhone Valley. The national success of these wines has demonstrated that if the right grapes are planted for the climate of Virginia the results can be stunning.

Horton Vineyards continues to explore with new varietals and techniques to achieve the very best that Virginia viticulture can produce.

What Other Say:

User (16/05/2019 00:01)
Have you picked up your bottle of the 2019 Virginia Governor's Cup Winner? Read more about this wines Cinderella story. Frank Morgan #vawine #hortonvineyards #hortonhearsagold #2019vagovernorscupwinner #monticellowinetrail

User (15/05/2019 04:35)
Horton has known the hidden treasures of Touriga since planting the grape back in the early 1990's. We have consistently used it in our Vintage Port and have used it as the majority base on table blends.
Newly introduced 2016 Stonecastle Red is a well balanced, medium bodied, red blend with Touriga holding the largest majority.

User (13/05/2019 22:42)
Looking for an activity for Memorial Day Weekend - If you are a fly fishing fan and a wine fan make sure to head to Horton Vineyards May 25. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. #flytying #PHWQuantico #106streetfoodtruck 106 Street Food

User (05/05/2019 00:14)
Total Wine tasting today from 1 to 4

User (03/05/2019 22:31)
Horton Vineyards is honored to have been a part of this event. We are excited to see more Rhone Rangers events on the East Coast. #gorhones #hortonvineyards #vawine #onlyrhoneforme

User (01/05/2019 22:31)
Sharon and Dennis Horton were honored as Argi-Business of 2019 by Orange County Chamber of Commerce. It was a grand evening and a great honor. #hortonvineyards #monitcellowinetrail #visitorangecountyva #Orangechamberofcommerceva

User (28/04/2019 18:45)
Kick off National Nurses week at Horton Vineyards. #nursesweek American Nurses Association #4millionereasonstocelebrate #hortonvineyards #monticellowinetrail #vawine

User (26/04/2019 08:32)
A few photos from last years Wizarding Winery Day.

User (25/04/2019 22:06)
Only 2 days left until our 3rd annual Wizarding Winery Day. This Saturday we will be transforming Horton vineyards into a land of magic. Hope to see you there.
OFF SITE PARKING: FORMER STONE FIRE KITCHEN AND FOUR COUNTY PLAYERS PARKING LOT IN BARBOURSVILLE. THERE IS A SHUTTLE SERVICE BRINGING YOU TO AND FROM THE WINERY.

User (24/04/2019 01:58)
ROAD TRIP: Horton is heading to wine festivals this weekend. You will find a large selection of our wines at each location. If we are near you come to the festival and pick up some Horton wines.
April 26, 3 - 10 pm & April 27, 11 - 6pm United Bank Bloomin wine Festival - Old Town Winchester
... Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company. Join us to “Uncork the Bloom” at the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest, the official kick-off of the 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
April 27, 11- 7 pm Danville Wine Festival
The Knights of Columbus present the Danville Wine Festival at the Community Market each April for adults 21 and older. It features products of Virginia wineries, live music, food, crafts, and more! All proceeds go to charity.
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User (22/04/2019 17:56)
Happy 🌏 Day. Come by Horton and pick up your Around the World in 7 Wines, order online for out of state shipping or call for pickup orders.
https://vinoshipper.com/…/earth_day_-_a round_the_world_in_7…
#earthday #vinoshipper #hortonvineyards #monticellowinetrail
... VinoShipper
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User (20/04/2019 06:35)
Model crafts ready for tomorrow’s Easter 🐣 Hunt. Crafts start at 12 and the Hunt is at 1 pm. GoodWaffles&Co. is on site from 11 to 2pm. Bring your basket !!!! #easteregghunt #hortonvineyards #vawine #monticellowinetrail #waffles #familyfun

User
I went to Horton with my boyfriend this past weekend and we absolutely loved it! The mother-daughter duo working Sunday were an absolute delight. I love any experience where I can learn something AND drink wine, and they definitely delivered! Recommended if, like me, you like wine and learning the science behind making it.

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