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Flying Fox Vineyard

Flying Fox Vineyard We are a small, family run vineyard and winery nestled in beautiful Nelson County. After years of tending our vineyard, we now craft our own Flying Fox wines which include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Viognier. Bring a picnic, share a glass of wine with friends and family and enjoy the views from our patio in summer or the warmth of our fireplace in the fall.


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10368 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA, US, 22920 Email:
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  Cabernet Franc
Like our Merlot, this wine is made from grapes produced in our own vineyard. The 2005 Cab Franc is a soft, light wine, blended with our Merlot for added color and tannin. It was aged in the barrel for 15 months and should be enjoyed over the next two years. It pairs well with many foods and may be served lightly chilled.
Our goal with Chardonnay is to produce a crisp, refreshing white wine. We do that by maintaining the grape’s natural acidity during fermentation. This results in a hint of green apple crispness. The flavors and aroma are citrus fruits, melon and apple. Try it with steamed crabs or fish with white sauce. Serve chilled and enjoy now.
  Fox Red
We produce this wine from a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Rich and smooth, this wine is semi-dry and able to stand up to strong flavors such as blue cheese or barbeque. Serve it hot and mulled in the winter, or chilled in the summer. Our "Flying Fox" is now launching into flight from a cannon. Raise a glass to an exciting new adventure!
This is our signature wine. Made exclusively with grapes from vines that we planted, watch over and harvest from Flying Fox Vineyard. The vineyard is on a south slope in Afton, with rich soils and lots of sun. The 2005 vintage was aged in old and new French and American oak barrels for 15 months. The tannins in the Merlot are softened with our Cabernet Franc grapes. Fermented dry, with oak, cherry and spice flavors and aromas. Drink now or age up to five years. This wine is delightful with cheeses or red meats.
  Petit Verdot
Our Petit Verdot is grown in a perfect one acre corner of our vineyard on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A summer with excellent growing conditions and 18 months of aging in French and American oak produced a wine with deep color, smooth mature tannins and a lingering finish.
  Red Table Wine
Sweet wine drinkers are welcome here. Not everyone likes dry wines with tart tannins. We produce this wine from a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and …you can taste it…Concord grapes. Like our airplane label, this wine is meant to be fun and enjoyed now.
A harmonious blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with each grape adding its unique notes to the wine. After 18 months of "rehearsal" in the cellar, our best eight barrels were chosen for this limited production, classically styled wine. Gold Medal 2010 Monticello Cup Wine Competition, Platinum Medal 2010 Virginia Wine Classic.
This Viognier (pronounced vee-oh-NYAY) is a beautiful example of the Viognier grape in Virginia. It is an elegant white wine made from grapes grown by family members Jane and Jon Zieman at Ridge Run Vineyard in Stuarts Draft, VA. The vineyard is on a rocky, windy south slope with long views of the Shenandoah Valley. The wine is dry, aromatic and floral, with tastes of apricot, peaches and pears. Serve chilled, but not cold. Drink within 2-3 years.


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