All of our vines have been planted in the past two years, giving our visitors unique insight into the vineyard start-up process. We are currently growing six varietals: Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Vidal Blanc, and Viognier. The Shenandoah Valley AVA, established in 1982, is becoming one of the well-known American Vitacultural Areas of Virginia due to its favorable growing conditions and ability to produce a large number of varietals.
Nestled into the hills of our upper fields, and just above our beautiful red barn, are our first plantings. In 2016, we planted one acre of Petit Verdot and one acre of Viognier. In the spring of 2017, we added another two acres of Chardonnay.
As soon as you turn onto the property of Six Penny Farm, you are greeted by the sight of our newest plantings. In the spring of 2017, we planted two acres of Chambourcin, one acre of Vidal Blanc, and one acre of Cabernet Franc.