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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Virginia Dare Winery’s Russian River Valley Pinot Noir & Chardonnay


Virginia DareThis March, let’s toast to Women’s History Month and celebrate all of the women that have helped define American history like Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World to colonists in 1587. Legend has it that Virginia Dare lived among the Native Americans and grew into a beautiful young woman trapped in the middle of a fatal love triangle. On the very spot where she died, a grapevine sprouted with its fruit stained red. According to the legend, this is how the white wine of America became red wine. The grapevine is widely believed to be the 400-year old Mother Vine, reportedly the oldest cultivated grapevine in North America which still exists today — a clipping of which will soon be planted in Virginia Dare Winery’s Sonoma County estate vineyard.

Virginia Dare Winery’s 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay are the perfect wines to mark Women’s History Month and pay homage to all the contributions women have made throughout history:

2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (SRP: $25)

This wine boasts a round, oaky structure and elegant tannins that linger on the palate. Exotic notes of sandalwood lay the foundation for soft tones of red and black cherry, red plum, and blueberry, expressing a hint of floral violet that culminates in a concentrated, roasted finish.

2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay (SRP: $25)

Aged the classic way for 12 months in French oak, this wine delivers both intensity and density, expressing superlative American craftsmanship. A luxurious, creamy texture supports tropical aromas of orange blossom, red grapefruit, Asian pear, and pineapple. Rounding out the profile are underlying flavors of toasty bread balanced with French oak.

Virginia Dare Winery located in Sonoma County celebrates the genesis of American winemaking. Francis Coppola’s goal, as told in a TODAY show interview last September, is to revive the wine brand so that it isn’t lost to future generations. For more information, please visit www.VirginiaDareWinery.com.


Virginia Dare Winery, American wines since 1835, pays tribute to America’s winegrowing heritage. The existence of the 400-year-old scuppernong “Mother Vine” growing on Roanoke Island, North Carolina is intertwined with the story of one of the first English settlements in the New World, which later mysteriously disappeared without a trace, leaving nothing but a spellbinding story of mythical and mysterious characters – each of which grace the labels of our wines. Crafted with grapes from the finest viticulture regions in California, our wines are rich with characteristics befitting an American legend: Pure. Natural. Distinctive. Learn more by visiting Virginia Dare Winery located at 22281 Chianti Road, Geyserville, CA 95441

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