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Our favorite time of year is just around the corner!
Check out the many ways to celebrate with us.

Vineyard Update with Tyler, Boxwood Winemaker & Vineyard Manager

Despite the fact that we are entering the “dog days of summer,” the production team is beginning to anticipate the autumn months and the coming of the 2017 harvest season.  With a great fruit set behind us, we have been working diligently to ensure that the vines remain healthy and that optimum ripeness is achieved.  Currently in the estate vineyard, all of our varietals have begun the color transformation known as “veraison” and soon enough we will collect samples and track the chemistry of each individual block as the clusters approach maturity. 

We are also excited about the expansion of our capacity here at Boxwood Estate. We are phasing in the newer blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris planted between 2014 and 2017.  Be sure to have a peek at the bottling room during your next visit to the winery – we are preparing to install four new tanks specifically for the new blocks!  Furthermore, we are excited about the brand-new press  we received, which removes the skins from the grape juice. We are looking forward to loading it up with Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris sometime around September 1st!

I am very excited for the upcoming harvest season and can’t wait to produce my first wines here at Boxwood. I am looking forward to sharing them with our loyal wine club members and patrons in the near future.  We have several opportunities for unique tasting experiences on the horizon, so please stay tuned and feel free to come and be a part of the excitement of harvest season!

What's Next: Wine Club 2nd Allocation & Harvest Celebration: 09.08-09.10
Club members, your third quarterly event is coming  and it's going to be unforgettable. The Harvest celebration and 2nd 2017 allocation starts the weekend of September 8th through the 10th. It will be filled with activity as we begin harvest at the winery and you'll get a peek behind the scenes when you come to pick up your wine. 

All members are invited to participate. Don't miss out on your exclusive membership perks we have planned:
  • Try each of Boxwood's 7 estate grape varietals, picked fresh from the vineyard
  • 2016 barrel tastings: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec
  • 2017 unfiltered fermentation tastings: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Local artisan cheeses to enhance your tasting
  • Meet our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Tyler Henley
Boxwood's 10th Anniversary lineup

BOXWOOD RESERVE: a powerful red wine representing the best of the vintage. Blend: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. (93 PTS JS)

TOPIARY: an elegant blend, Cabernet Franc driven with Merlot and Petit Verdot. Produced for our Wine Club and Tasting Rooms only. (91 PTS JS)

TRELLIS: lighter in style, a red wine predominantly Merlot blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. (89 PTS JS)

Recap: Last Month's Vineyard Oyster Riot
We want to thank our wine club members and everyone else who came out to our Anniversary Celebration! Due to the inclement weather we had to bring the event into the winery Chai. The evening's combination of food, wine and great company was exactly what we had hoped for when planning this event.

Rick Allison, owner of King Street Oyster Bar, overdelivered and served us an incredibly delicious meal. It was the perfect sneak peek at what to expect when his new location in Middleburg opens this fall - we can’t wait!
#boxwoodontheroad with Jessica, Regional Sales Manager
I hope everyone is weathering the heatwave by enjoying a nice chilled bottle of our Rosé or Sauvignon Blanc. Our red blends can certainly be enjoyed year-round, but I’m currently gravitating towards our lighter offerings before we run out!

Last month I had the pleasure of being on hand to showcase our wine at a couple of very entertaining events. Most recently, Boxwood participated in Salamander Resorts Twilight Tastings, where many local purveyors of fine drink were on hand to pour for the attendees. It was a very big success and was a terrific way to become familiar with other distillers, breweries and wineries. Virginia has something to offer for every palate and we are happy to be a part of it.

DC Prime Steakhouse also organized a wonderful meal for patrons, and chose to feature our wines (Boxwood Estate Reserve 2015 and Rosé 2016) as well as a local brewery and distiller. I had the privilege of talking about what makes Boxwood wines so distinctive and elegant. Our wines paired beautifully with each course and it was a fabulous night over all. I highly recommend you go - the staff is exceptional and the hospitality outstanding.

It's a pleasure to see how Boxwood wines are being embraced in the marketplace. People are asking where they can get it - of course all of our wines are available at Boxwood Winery or the Tasting Rooms; additionally available at these fine retailers and restaurants. Keep an eye on our FB page and newsletters to find our upcoming events. I look forward to seeing you at the winery - or on the road. 



The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop
Reston Town Center & National Harbor

If you haven't visited Boxwood's Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shops, you're missing out. The Tasting Room offers flights, happy hour specials, live entertainment and incredible wines!

Our Enomatic wine dispensers are fully stocked with Boxwood wine and a wide variety from around the world. These dispensers allow you to select small tasting pours or full glasses - a fun way to discover your next favorite wine! Our knowledgable staff is always ready to serve you by the glass or bottle, as well as make recommendations for each individual palate. Menus at both locations include a variety of cheese and charcuterie platters, salads and sandwiches.

Swing by for happy hour M-Th from 4-7 PM (Reston) and 5-7 PM (NH) or Sunday from 1-4 PM to enjoy half price bottles and additional specials on glasses and select menu items.