Glen Manor Vineyards
Owner: The White family (for over 120 years and counting)
Winemaker: Jeff Raymond White
Vineyards: 18 acres of vineyards, plus 212 acres of pastures and forests
Soils: Deep, well-draining, rocky soils, predominantly silt and loam
Grapes grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Nebbiolo, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng
- Winemaker Jeff Raymond White is the fifth generation of the family to farm this land. His niece, Ashleigh Rae, who is now learning and working alongside her uncle, is the sixth.
- The farm’s steep rocky slopes were originally planted with apple and peach trees by Jeff’s great-grandfather in the early 1900s.
- The Glen Manor vineyards are situated on a western flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains, from 1000-1400 feet in elevation.
- Permanent cover cropping is employed between the rows and under the vines to control vigor and increase the biodiversity of the vineyard.