Oct 15, 2019
Loudoun County, Virginia is in close proximity to Washington,
D.C. -- the farthest vineyards are just over an hour's drive away.
But the area has been known more for big, beautiful farms
that are good for weddings rather than as a premier wine region of
Virginia. Today, this is changing and Lost Creek is part of that change.
About 7 years ago Aimee and Todd Henkle of Lost Creek decided to buy a beautiful property
that made mainly sweet wines and change it into a place with
elegant, dry reds and whites. Aimee tells her story and that of a
region maturing each year.
Here are the show notes:
- Aimee is the Chair of the Loudoun County Wineries Association,
so I ask her to tell us about Loudoun County. We
- Where is Loudoun County?
- How many wineries there are, the terroir types, and what they
- We discuss the controversial question of wineries growing
grapes v. buying them from the west coast, a challenge that has
plagued the legitimacy of Loudoun for years, and how things are
- Aimee tells us how she got into wine from her background in
- We learn about how the Vineyard at Lost Creek transitioned from sweet wine to dry wine,
and how the quality has been improved greatly through vineyard
- We talk about sustainable and organic viticulture and the
challenges of farming in this unique mountain area
- Aimee tells us about their elegant Chardonnay, Merlot and Cab
Franc based blends, and why Tannat is a rising start
- Aimee tells us what she sees for the future of Loudoun
Lost Creek will be at the Underground Wine Event on 11/9/19! Get your tickets
before we sell out!.
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