Exciting Things Happening at Philip Carter!

It's no secret that I've always been a fan of Philip Carter. Not only do I enjoy the wine but the people are fantastic and welcoming and I've loved to see them grow over the past few years. 2013 is no exception.

Photo courtesy of their Facebook page
With my most recent visit, I sat down with Philip Strother, CEO of PC, and also Dan, the Operations Manager. This particular day they were bottling one of their brand new labels: Corotoman, 315 cases of a Meritage blend. Another great wine added to their lineup! Carter Charter members were invited to exclusively help with bottling, just another perk of being their wine club member.

I also noticed some new vines had been planted in three separate areas of the vineyard. I was told Viognier, Petit Verdot and Tannat have been planted this year. With a current case production around 3,000 this year, they plan to ramp up to 5,000 or more in the near future. The planting of these vines will help in the increased production, however, they will still be sourcing 40% of the grapes used as their portfolio continues to expand and evolve.

The growth doesn't stop there! They've also acquired a new property about a mile down the road. It will open in September as the Inn at Vineyards Crossing! This inn has 6 rooms available to rent and you can stay in the heart of Fauquier wine country. This property dates back to the 1700's and ideal for those interested in local food, wine and history. They are even working on educational programs and a wine camp! Sign me up! Like them on Facebook to stay informed.

With their wine club, Carter Charter, steadily growing, production increasing, and wine education opportunities at the Inn, Philip Carter Winery is place to keep your eyes on!

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