Heather Munden, formerly at Sonoma's highly regarded St. Francis.
the Breaux cellar club.
Regular tastings at Breaux are $10 per person. On the day we visited Breaux the regular tasting included a sharp, grassy 2013 Sauvignon Blanc ($24), a truly superb, aromatic 2013 Viognier ($28), and what I thought to be one of the best examples of Rosé I have ever tried. Silvia poured a taste of the 2012 and the 2013 Rosé side by side so we could taste the differences. Carol and I remembered having the 2012 at a Rosé party at Cellar Blog author Allan 's house and really liking it. But the 2013 Rosé scored much higher for us on this visit. Heather is the winemaker for the 2013 Rosé and her first wine release really bodes well for Breaux.
|One of two cellar club tasting areas|
Our final wine tasted was the always popular 2012 Chère Marie ($19), a semi-sweet Vidal Blanc. While we were tasting all these wonderful wines, Carol asked if we were joining the Breaux wine club too. After the tasting, I had no doubt. Besides all the previous suggestions to join so we could attend the club member vertical tastings and the much needed expansion of the facility, what really convinced me was sampling that 2013 Rosé. That wine was magnificent and I really look forward to trying the new wines from Heather. So at the end of the tasting, I asked Silvia to please help us join the Breaux cellar club. A short time later we left Breaux with our introductory wine pack.
Breaux Vineyards lately, we suggest you stop by. There are a lot of positive changes happening. When you visit, please tell them you read about Breaux Vineyards at Wine About Virginia.
36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane
Purcellville, Virginia 20132
Phone: (540) 668-6299