Boxwood's Winter Newsletter
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Vineyard Update with Tyler, Boxwood Winemaker & Vineyard Manager 

2017 is in the books, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. A year full of preparation and hard work has culminated in a great harvest for Boxwood Estate Winery and for many of our Northern Virginia wine industry neighbors.  Since our last newsletter went out, we have successfully harvested 19 different vineyard blocks, and all of the 2017 wines have completed primary fermentation and made their way to their proper aging vessels.  

It is one of my primary goals as winemaker to preserve the characteristics of each individual vineyard block. Every unique rootstock and scion combination is fermented and aged individually until the blending process begins after at least 12 months in French Oak barrels for our red wine program.  

In the same way, each individual lot of Rose and Sauvignon Blanc is harvested and fermented separately to achieve greater diversity and complexity, resulting in more harmonious blends across the board.  What does this all mean? It means everyone can get excited for a new vintage of Sauvignon Blanc and Rose in a few short months!!

I can say first hand that the production team is happy to have some time to reflect on a hugely successful vintage.  It has been a pleasure over the last few months to meet face to face with many of our wine club members and Middleburg visitors for Virginia Wine Month.  If you find yourself visiting in the next few weeks, don’t forget to stock up on a holiday “must have” and personal favorite for Thanksgiving dinner, a 1.5 liter Magnum of the 2015 Reserve.  I see great cause for celebration after my first harvest season at Boxwood and I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! We hope to see you soon! 


 
Boxwood on the Road with Jessica, Regional Sales Manager

Happy Holidays, everyone!  It’s been a while since I’ve checked in and it’s time to update you on my whereabouts and what you can expect in the coming months.

In September and October, I visited and engaged with the community that supports our wine. On September 27th at Salamander Resort, our Boxwood wines were paired with a lovely meal.  I thoroughly enjoy doing these types of events as it gives me an opportunity to talk in detail about our wine and share my excitement for it. On October 19th Belle Haven Country Club invited me to pour for their annual Celebrate Virginia Wine Month event. The members were very enthusiastic about our wine and many bottles were purchased that evening for them to enjoy at home. I also attended an event with Saval at Lansdowne Resort where I had an opportunity to introduce Boxwood wines to many merchants and restaurants from Virginia and DC.

I will be making visits to Total Wine, Gentle Harvest, King Street Oyster Bar, Salamander Resort, and many other restaurant partners to do onsite pours. These events give me the opportunity to educate staff and consumers about Boxwood wine. Make sure to look in your Virginia wine section when you are visiting your local retailers and restaurants. If there is a special place that you would like to see us carried, pass that on to the establishment or email me at Jessica.boxwoodwinery@gmail.com. I’d be happy to follow up.

    

Wine Club News  

Boxwood Wine Club memberships are a great gift idea for the wine lover on your Christmas list. We have some exciting new benefits available for you at the winery, Reston and National Harbor Tasting Rooms!
 
• Complimentary GTE tasting when booking a Group Tasting Experience for 8 or more guests
• Substitute your free tasting for the Flight of the Month at the Tasting Rooms
• 10% off all bottles of any label purchased at the Tasting Rooms
 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 13th as we will ring in the New Year with a post holiday party at the Reston Tasting Room. Keep an eye out for an email with additional information about this fabulous event you won’t want to miss! 

Don’t forget your Fall 2017 package is available for pick up! Stop by the winery Friday-Sunday 11am-6pm to receive your allotment if you haven't done so already. Packages are also available for pick up at the Reston and National Harbor Tasting Rooms. If you would like to pick up at a Tasting Room location, please email hannah@boxwoodwinery.com




Holiday Gift Boxes Now Available 

Six bottle case of any of our available vintages when you purchase this pine pyrography box! Currently available: Topiary 2012, Trellis 2013, Trellis 2014, Trellis 2015, Topiary 2015   

Psst ... while it might not fit in the box above, the 10th Anniversary Boxwood Reserve also makes a fantastic holiday gift - in either 750 ml or 1.5 L magnum size!


 

"The best wines are the ones we drink with friends." 

Our Group Tasting Experiences (or GTEs as we fondly refer to them) are a great way to spend an afternoon with friends and family. You'll have a dedicated server for the whole hour, who will show you around the production spaces, answer any questions you might have, and guide you through our current offerings. Your reserved table is set up before your arrive with five glasses of tasting pours presented for each person. We offer three types of GTEs for those looking to sip, nibble, or purchase.  




 
 
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 on 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! 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.


 
 
 
Live Music Every Weekend! 

In addition to great wines and delicious small plates, our two locations host some incredible local musicians. Whether you prefer more of a rock vibe in Reston or the smooth jazz at National Harbor, there's something fun happening every weekend at the Tasting Room Wine Bars.



 
                 
Flight of the Month

Every month we feature three to four seasonably appropriate wines at a great value. Flights are a perfect way to sample multiple wines. 

Note to our Boxwood Wine Club Members: Take advantage of your membership perks and substitute your free tasting with the Flight of the Month!

January: Big Winter Reds
February:   Sweet & Savory Chocolate Pairing

See the current deal

 
 
 
Looking for a place to hold your next event? 

The Tasting Room Wine Bars are available for private events and are perfect for a variety of occasions: receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate gatherings, holiday parties, charity benefits, bridal & baby showers, launch parties, customer appreciation events and more. Additional details are available at the page linked below or you can reach out directly to party@thetastingroomwinebars.com