“There are many attractive wines made in Virginia, but what marks de Vink’s wines out is their density, without heaviness or marked alcohol. I suspect they will have a long and glorious life and, doubtless, raise the bar for other vignerons in the native state of America’s most famous wine-loving president.”

- Jancis Robsinson

 

“Remarkable Cabernet blend-complex, velvety and world class. A revelation.”

- Robert Parker Jr.

 

Food & Wine

“RdV is a high budget project that wouldn’t look out of place in Napa Valley.”

VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY'S MEGA FAN / OCTOBER 2014 / READ


Decanter

“Only three harvests later, RdV is regularly named among the state’s best producers.”

VIRGINIA: AMERICA'S OLD WORLD / JULY 2013 / READ


Wine Spectator

“He’s Bordeaux’s quiet man—and his influence extends to its most famed chateaus. When they hire Eric Boissenot, it’s not for his name or his philosophy. It’s for his palate.”

BORDEAUX'S SECRET WEAPON / JUNE 2013 / READ


The Washington Post

“But [RdV’s] wines, though they cost around three figures per bottle, quickly sell out as sommeliers and connoisseurs scoop them up.”

VIRGINIA'S WINE RENAISSANCE / NOVEMBER 2013 / READ


Capitol File

“Offering Bordeaux-style blends with a Virginia terroir, the 16-acre RdV Vineyards in Delaplane-owned by retired marine Rutger de Vink – is one winery that is thriving.”

VIRGINIA TERROIR / FALL 2013 / READ


Washingtonian

“Not since the 1870s has a local wine been lauded like RdV’s Bordeaux-style blend.”

VIRGINIA'S ROGUE WINEMAKER / MAY 2012 / READ


Garden & Gun

“What most impresses is its intensity. A long, firm shaft of flavor that runs through the whole tasting experience and out the other side.”

VIRGINIA TERROIR / OCTOBER 2011 / READ


Financial Times

“Considerable efforts stand a good chance of putting the state [of Virginia] on the world wine map.”

VIRGINIA'S CLIMBERS / SEPTEMBER 2011 / READ


The Washington Post

“It takes an epiphany wine, like the Stag’s Leap 1973 Cabernet for Napa, the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc for New Zealand or Sassicaia for Tuscany—all these are iconic wines for their regions. I believe RdV will do the same for Virginia.”

RdV WANTS TO GIVE VIRGINIA A TRULY ICONIC WINE / MARCH 2011 / READ


The Washington Post

“The next generation of Virginia wine.”

WINE: FIRST-GROWTH VIRGINIA? A FLEDGLING VINTNER WANTS TO PROVE IT'S POSSIBLE / MARCH 2011 / READ