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Early Mountain Vineyards

Maya Hood White

EMV Eluvium

EMV Eluvium

A Merlot-dominant blend with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, aged in French oak barriques.

EMV Five Forks

EMV Five Forks

White blend based mainly on Petit Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc, with small amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.

EMV Foothills

EMV Foothills

A “Bordeaux-ish” blend featuring Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, with an occasional splash of Petit Manseng and/or Tannat.

EMV Madison County Chardonnay

EMV Madison County Chardonnay

Chardonnay fermented and aged in barrel (around 25% new), aiming for a balance between freshness, precision, and texture.

EMV Petit Manseng

EMV Petit Manseng

Dry Petit Manseng fermented in a combination of oak puncheon and foudre, concrete, and large Acacia.

EMV Quaker Run Chardonnay

EMV Quaker Run Chardonnay

Made from the oldest Chardonnay vines at the Quaker Run vineyard (planted 1999). Fermented and aged in large oak casks with extended lees contact.

EMV Rise

EMV Rise

A powerful, elegant, and age-worthy wine, designed to showcase the best that Early Mountain has to offer. A Bordeaux-style blend aged in French oak barrique and bottle prior to release.

EMV Shenandoah Valley Cab Franc

EMV Shenandoah Valley Cab Franc

A region-specific Cabernet Franc, made with no new oak to showcase its freshness and aromatic complexity.

EMV Young White

EMV Young White

The “Young Wine” project started as a conversation between Ben and Nicolas Mestre of Williams Corner, even before they worked together with Early Mountain wines. The idea was to use hybrid grapes, made in a natural way, to make a delicious, fun, accessible wine that can be enjoyed … always. In a broader sense, we are also engaging in a conversation of sustainability and challenging some of the bias that lingers around hybrid grapes. In fact when they are grown in good places and made in a way that embraces their inherent nature, they can be so good as to be surprising.

Vidal Blanc fermented in neutral barrel and stainless steel.

About

Owner: Jean & Steve Case
Winemaker:
Maya Hood White
Vineyards: 55 acres, including four primary vineyards, plus sourcing from growers with whom they have long-term relationships
Vineyard management: Conventional, with a focus on low-input farming
Soils: Varies by vineyard, including silt, loam, greenstone, quartz, and clay
Grapes grown: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Manseng, Chardonnay, Tannat, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Malvasia Bianca, Muscat, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin
Annual production: 180,000 bottles