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RdV Vineyards - Place


We set out in search of the perfect hilltop.
Where the elements came together in just the right amounts. Where we could till the earth and plant our vines, and carve our destiny into the side of a mountain.

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RdV Vineyards - Place


We set out in search of the perfect hilltop.
Where the elements came together in just the right amounts. Where we could till the earth and plant our vines, and carve our destiny into the side of a mountain.

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RdV Vineyards - The Vineyard


The Vineyard

 

Our journey started with a search for land. Despite prevailing industry assumptions (or maybe precisely because of them) we chose to look in a largely unknown, unproven region. Three years and hundreds of soil samples later, we found it — the place we knew could upend expectations and produce some of the world’s finest wine. 

For two years, we studied the land and worked the earth, uncovering a vast expanse of granite. Renowned experts from the US and France, as well as our own research and experience, guided us in understanding how to coax the best from our terroir. We decided to cultivate our 30,000 plants by hand and practice sustainable viticulture to work in harmony with the land. This intentional dedication to science and nature has led to irrefutable results: a wine of astonishing complexity and finesse.

RdV’s 16 acres of vines are located on a steep, stony hillside in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, roughly 60 miles west of Washington, DC. Our vineyard is divided into 11 parcels dedicated to growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. We focus on doing one thing extraordinarily well — creating iconic Bordeaux-style blends.

RdV Vineyards - The Vineyard


The Vineyard

 

Our journey started with a search for land. Despite prevailing industry assumptions (or maybe precisely because of them) we chose to look in a largely unknown, unproven region. Three years and hundreds of soil samples later, we found it — the place we knew could upend expectations and produce some of the world’s finest wine. 

For two years, we studied the land and worked the earth, uncovering a vast expanse of granite. Renowned experts from the US and France, as well as our own research and experience, guided us in understanding how to coax the best from our terroir. We decided to cultivate our 30,000 plants by hand and practice sustainable viticulture to work in harmony with the land. This intentional dedication to science and nature has led to irrefutable results: a wine of astonishing complexity and finesse.

RdV’s 16 acres of vines are located on a steep, stony hillside in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, roughly 60 miles west of Washington, DC. Our vineyard is divided into 11 parcels dedicated to growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. We focus on doing one thing extraordinarily well — creating iconic Bordeaux-style blends.

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RdV Vineyards - The Winery


The Winery

The winery is more than a building used for processing grapes. It, like our vineyard, embodies the RdV approach through a seamless blend of tradition and progress. The interior showcases a minimalist aesthetic and state of the art equipment, while the exterior, with its rough-hewn siding and towering silo, gives a nod to the area’s agricultural roots. The building is meant to be simultaneously innovative and unobtrusive, as it sits quietly within the rolling Virginia farmland.

A great deal of thought went into every part of the facility, from the light-filled hospitality wing, to the massive fermentation room, to the hushed caves where the wines are stored. We like to think that we’ve created a place that is functional, yet beautiful; that allows us to do our jobs every day while affirming our winemaking philosophy.

RdV Vineyards - The Winery


The Winery

The winery is more than a building used for processing grapes. It, like our vineyard, embodies the RdV approach through a seamless blend of tradition and progress. The interior showcases a minimalist aesthetic and state of the art equipment, while the exterior, with its rough-hewn siding and towering silo, gives a nod to the area’s agricultural roots. The building is meant to be simultaneously innovative and unobtrusive, as it sits quietly within the rolling Virginia farmland.

A great deal of thought went into every part of the facility, from the light-filled hospitality wing, to the massive fermentation room, to the hushed caves where the wines are stored. We like to think that we’ve created a place that is functional, yet beautiful; that allows us to do our jobs every day while affirming our winemaking philosophy.