Ingleside Vineyards facts for kids
|Location||South of Oak Grove on Leedstown Road, near Oak Grove, Virginia|
|Area||10 acres (4.0 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||79003094|
Quick facts for kidsSignificant dates
|Added to NRHP||March 15, 1979|
|Appellation||Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA|
|Other labels||Chesapeake Wine Company|
|Key people||Bill Swain|
|Tasting||Open to the public|
Ingleside Vineyards is a winery located in the Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA, an American Viticultural Area located in the Northern Neck region of Virginia. Ingleside claims to be one of the oldest and largest wineries in the state, established in 1980, and part of an estate of over 3,000 acres (12 km2) owned by the Flemer family since 1890.
The farmhouse, originally known as Washington Academy, was built in 1834, and is a two-story, five-bay, brick building with a pedimented hexastyle front portico. Flanking the two-story central block are one-story wings. The Washington Academy operated until about 1844, and the property sold in 1847.
Relationship with Mark Warner
Former Virginia governor and current United States Senator Mark Warner grows 15 acres (61,000 m2) of grapes for Ingleside Vineyards at his farm in King George County. Ingleside bottles a private label which Warner offers at charity auctions.
Among the wines that Ingleside Vineyards produces are varietal and blended bottlings of Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Touriga Nacional.
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