Beer & Barley

Beer & Barley

  Modern North American 2-row barley was designed to suit the needs of industrial brewers who use adjuncts (ie rice & corn) in their process. They need barley that is high in DP, FAN, etc. to support the adjunct. Attempting to brew (all-malt)...
2019 Harvest

2019 Harvest

Harvest is always the busiest time of the year for vineyards around the world. Here in Virginia, harvest is just about wrapping up for everyone in the Monticello area. 2019 is going to be a very different vintage for grapes compared to prior years. The 2018 season saw...
Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a grape varietal that is growing in popularity across the state of Virginia; and here at Mount Ida, we especially love this approachable grape- check out our 2017 vintage! It happens to be one of my favorites both in the vineyard and the winery. I...
Chardonnay Harvest

Chardonnay Harvest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Harvest! Our Assistant Manager, Stephanie, helped out with the harvest this year and gave us a little inside scoop. Enjoy Stephanie’s take on the 2018 Chardonnay Harvest! ——– Harvest is...
We’re Now Harvesting Merlot!

We’re Now Harvesting Merlot!

Mount Ida Reserve is welcoming harvest season with open arms. We kicked off our harvest with our Merlot grape, a dark blue-colored grape used as both a blending grape and for a varietal. Virginia had a warmer spring this year causing grapes to be ready slightly ahead...

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