Walsh Family Wine: Thoughtful Winegrowing From The Vineyard To The Bottle
Loudon County, Virginia
Walsh Family Wine is the home of an experienced team of winemakers who find themselves “honored to produce fantastic wine in beautiful vineyards.” Sarah and Nate Walsh began production in 2014, growing vineyard-designate (wine that is the product of a single vineyard) from their sites in Loudoun County, Virginia. With backgrounds in both sales and education backgrounds, they chose to focus solely on wine production. Together, they founded Walsh Family Wine to focus solely on wine growing.
Nate is no stranger to the vineyards, having worked a number of roles in a number of . He began his career in the cellar of Horton Vineyards in Central Virginia, moving on to work in vineyards and wineries from Willamette Valley to Central Otago, to later building his career as a winemaker and vineyard manager for Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville, Virginia. During this period, Nate began searching for the perfect place to create 100% exceptional Virginia wine, and Walsh Family Wine was born. Sarah, opposite her husband, started her career in restaurants and comes from a background in fine dining, fine wine sales, and wine education. Sarah moved into fine wine sales, working for a wholesaler/importer on the East Coast. She holds a Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.
With 55 sprawling acres to spare, they offer Albarino, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more varieties. Walsh Family Wine’s top priority is transparency in their winemaking. “We want wine drinkers to understand the entire process, from the vineyard to bottle,” said Nate. The Walsh’s have farms on six distinctive vineyards in Northern Virginia. They aim to produce wines that resonate with their location. “In time, we hope to continually realize the uniqueness of these sites through thoughtful winegrowing, both in the vineyard and cellar,” said Nate. You can find their wines at restaurants and wine shops in Northern Virginia. Make sure to pick up a bottle or two of the Bethany Ridge Sauvignon Blanc; it’s a best seller. For more information, visit their website.