L. Mawby Vineyards
Our tasting room is open year-round, with varying hours each season. May - October Hours: Monday - Saturday 12 Noon - 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 Noon - 5 p.m. November - April: Thursday - Saturday 12 Noon - 5 p.m. Visits at other times are available by appointment. Some of the wines we produce are available for sale only in our tasting room and here on the web, notably Sandpiper. We always offer at least two wines for tasting free of charge, and feature paid tasting flights of two or three sparkling wines accompanied with cheese or pate and crackers, for a cost of between $5 and $7, depending upon the number of wines.
Our first vines were planted in the spring of 1973, and have been increased with later plantings. Today our vineyards cover about 18 acres and include the vinifera varieties pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonnay, and pinot meunier and the direct producer varieties vignoles, seyval and regent. We have been producing wines here since 1978, and the emphasis is on sparkling wines, both methode champenoise and cuve close. Our current annual production is about 8,000 cases, and the winemaking style remains pure -- small lots made with minimal handling. We are certainly one of a very few producers in North America who make sparkling wine their main focus.
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