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Ingleside
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Location South of Oak Grove on Leedstown Road, near Oak Grove, Virginia
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1834 (1834)
NRHP reference No. 79003094
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Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 15, 1979
Ingleside Vineyards
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Appellation Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA
Other labels Chesapeake Wine Company
Founded 1890
First vintage 1980
Key people Bill Swain
Tasting Open to the public
Website inglesidevineyards.com

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.

History

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.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The vineyard also owns two nearby Register-listed houses, Wirtland and Roxbury.

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.

Wines

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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