This is a no-frills winery and I loved it! I worked in the wine business for a number of years and had the pleasure of having a private tasting with winemaker Michael Shaps. I loved the fact that I was tasting in the middle of it all instead of a fancy tasting room. That doesn't impress me because all I want is good wine and that is what I got. The wines were just outstanding and I walked away with more than a mixed case to my name. Virginia is producing Viognier and Petit Verdot that will knock your socks off and Michael Shaps knows what he is doing.
You can taste both his private label "Michael Shaps Wines" and the "Virginia Wineworks" wines together at the table. The staff really knows their stuff and indulged me with my technical questions.
Thomas Jefferson may have done it first in Virginia, but Michael Shaps is doing it best!
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