We started planting vines in 2015, giving our visitors unique insight into the vineyard start-up process as returning visitors have been able to watch the vineyards grow from the ground up. We are currently growing seven varietals: Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Vidal Blanc, and Viognier. The Shenandoah Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), established in 1982, is becoming one of the well-known AVAs 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 2015, we planted one acre of Petit Verdot and one acre of Viognier. In the spring of 2017, we added another two acres of Chardonnay.
This is our Upper Vineyard in the early days.
Our Upper Vineyard is maturing nicely.
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. Petit Manseng has recently been added to our array of varietals.