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Blenheim Vineyards

Kirsty Harmon

Blenheim Sauvignon Blanc

Blenheim Sauvignon Blanc

100% estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc, from the Seaview and Deer Ridge vineyard sites. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.

Blenheim Gruner Veltliner

Blenheim Gruner Veltliner

100% Gruner Veltliner, from Blenheim Vineyards (90%) and Redlands Vineyard (10%). Fermented and aged in stainless steel.

Blenheim Rkatsiteli

Blenheim Rkatsiteli

100% Rkatsiteli sourced from Horton Vineyards. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.

Blenheim Albariño

Blenheim Albariño

100% estate grown Albariño from the Seaview Vineyard. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. 

Blenheim Chardonnay

Blenheim Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay sourced from Seaview, Deer Ridge, Mount Juliet, Lovingston, Bluestone, and Woodville vineyards. 60% aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels.

Blenheim Roussanne

Blenheim Roussanne

100% Roussanne aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels.

Blenheim Viognier

Blenheim Viognier

100% Viognier, from the Mount Juliet, Claim, and Tiverton vineyards. Aged in French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels.

Blenheim Rose

Blenheim Rose

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Chambourcin, grown in the Claim, Front Royal, and Seaview Vineyards. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.

Blenheim Merlot

Blenheim Merlot

100% Merlot. Combination of estate fruit from the Seaview vineyard block and sourced fruit from Front Royal. Aged for 8 months in oak barrels.

Blenheim Cabernet Franc

Blenheim Cabernet Franc

100% Cabernet Franc from Seaview & Deer Ridge at the estate, plus Front Royal Vineyards. Aged in French and American oak barrels.

Blenheim Cabernet Sauvignon

Blenheim Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 8 months in a combination of Hungarian, American, and French oak barrels.

Blenheim Petit Verdot

Blenheim Petit Verdot

100% estate grown Petit Verdot aged in combination of Hungarian, French, and American oak barrels.

Blenheim Painted White

Blenheim Painted White

44% Chardonnay, 39% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Gruner Veltliner, 6% Viognier. 80% barrel aged for 9 months.

Blenheim Painted Red

Blenheim Painted Red

32% Petit Verdot, 32% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% barrel aged for 10 months.

About

Owner: the Matthews family
Winemaker:
 Kirsty Harmon
Vineyards: 32 acres across four sites, all estate-owned
Vineyard management: Conventional
Grapes grown: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Chardonnay, Garganega, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gruner Veltliner, Grenache, Tempranillo
Annual production: 66,000 bottles

Quick facts:

  • The Blenheim farm dates back to 1730, and the “Claim House,” which was built around then, is one of the oldest houses in Albemarle County.
  • The Matthews family purchased the property in 1999 with the goal of preserving its historical significance. They planted the first grapevines in 2000 on the remnants of an old vineyard site.
  • Blenheim uses exclusively screw-cap closures on all of their wines.