Clovelly Welcomes New Winemaking Consultant
Clovelly Vineyards is pleased to announce the introduction of our new winemaking consultant, Matthieu Finot.
Matthieu was born in Crozes Hermitage in the Rhone Valley of France. Coming from a family of viticulturists and wine lovers, Matthieu was predisposed to continue his family's pursuit of making and enjoying wine. He first studied viticulture and oenology at Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy. After graduating in 1995, Matthieu worked in many different wine regions around France including Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Provence, and Jura. He then worked in Italy and South Africa to gain experience around the world before settling in Virginia. Since arriving in 2003, Matthieu has worked with wineries throughout the state. Since 2007, Matthieu has been the head winemaker at King Family Vineyards in Crozet: one of the leading wineries in Virginia. In 2008, Matthieu and his brother Thomas started Domaine Finot, a winery located in the French Alps where their focus is in organic production of ancient varietals.
Matthieu joins the Clovelly team as a consultant in our ongoing production of wines made from 100% Clovelly Vineyards grapes. We look forward to the benefit of his insight and expertise!
Clovelly Awarded Silver Medal at Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
The 15th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition was held at the Rochester Plaza, March 21-22, 2015 in Rochester, NY. Known as the world’s largest wine competition to support a charity, it is open to all commercial wineries from all wine-producing countries. The 2015 competition included 3708 wines from 27 countries, including all 50 states.
Clovelly was pleased to be awarded a silver medal for the 2013 vintage of their Vidal Blanc. This marks the second medal for the Vidal Blanc, which was released in May 2014 as one of the three first releases for Clovelly Vineyards. The 2013 Vidal Blanc will be sold out by the end of April, but will be followed by the 2014 vintage in May of 2015. For more information on the current wine selections, please click here.
Clovelly Vineyards Medals Two Silvers at 2014 Maryland Governor's Cup
Clovelly Vineyards presents its wines at Chestertown Farmers' Market~
Visit Clovelly Vineyards at the Chestertown Farmers' Market weekends starting June 7th. Clovelly Vineyards Rose’, Vidal Blanc and Riverside Red will be offered for tastings and purchase.