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Vineyard Spotlight: Southern Revere Cellars

Located in Louisa, VA.


VWDC Vineyard Spotlight - Southern Revere Cellars
Southern Revere Cellars

Can you provide a brief overview of the history and founding of your winery?

Family-owned and operated. The vineyard was established in 2019 and the tasting room opened in December of 2021.


Are there any unique stories or anecdotes associated with the founding of your winery?

Southern Revere is named after local Virginia folk hero, Jack Jouett, who during the Revolutionary War, made a daring 40-mile dash on horseback to Monticello, the home of Virginia Governor, Thomas Jefferson, to sound the alarm that British forces were on their way to capture the Founding Father. We have it on good authority that Jack Jouett, later dubbed the Paul Revere of the South, used to frequent his father’s Louisa tavern. So, in homage to local history and Jack’s proclivity for superior libations, Southern Revere celebrates our road’s namesake by being rooted in tradition and crafted with ambition.


Are there any particular vintages that you are especially proud of, and why?

Our 2021 Reserve Estate Chambourcin is produced from our very first harvest. This Reserve vintage was aged 18 months in American oak and is a dry and vividly colored wine. Notes of dark “jammy” fruit and black pepper, with a smooth finish, and medium body.


Are there specific grape varieties that thrive in your vineyards, and why were they chosen?

We grow Chardonel and Chambourcin grapes in our onsite vineyard and source a number of other varieties from around Virginia.


Describe the atmosphere and experience visitors can expect at your tasting room.

Southern Revere Cellars, a family owned and operated Farm Brewery and Winery on over 70 picturesque rolling acres, features an intimate tasting room experience in the scenic countryside of Louisa County. Located just off the beaten path of Route 64 between Richmond and Charlottesville, our establishment offers a friendly, approachable gathering spot for family and friends to imbibe finely crafted beers and beautifully blended wines. Enjoy your beverage in the modern rustic tasting room, on the expansive covered patio, or the grounds overlooking the farm, pond, vineyard, and rolling fields. You can even bring your furry pal-Southern Revere is people and dog-friendly! We are kid-friendly – check out our playground area! Our on-site food truck “From the Farm” is open daily and we also have guest food trucks on occasion.


Are there any unique events or activities that you host for visitors at your winery?

We have several signature events that we hold each year. Anniversary Party in January Shamrock Shenanigans Fest in March Jack Jouett Daya Celebration in June Independence Day Celebration in July Oktoberfest in September Santa Visit in December We also offer rentals for weddings and private events. For more information, email info@southernrevere.com


What do you hope guests take away from their visit to your winery?

We hope you find us to be a less-hurried, welcoming space to come and re-gather with friends where you can appreciate the simple beauty of the surroundings and the process it takes to craft good spirits. You don’t have to travel far to feel re-connected to the beauty of the place you call home but want to be far enough to escape the hustle and bustle.


How does your winery engage with the local community?

We partner with the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce to provide our community with experiences that everyone can enjoy. Our neighbors can enjoy weeknight craft workshops, karaoke and trivia nights, live music, and community fundraising events.


Do you support any charitable or environmental causes?

We participate in a number of fundraisers throughout the year, including hosting events on-site. We also provide charitable donations to area schools and organizations.


To learn more about Southern Revere Cellars, visit their website here!


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About the VWDC

Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 2007, the Virginia Winery Distribution Company (VWDC) is a non-profit, non-stock corporation housed within the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) to provide wholesale wine distribution services for licensed Virginia wineries and farm wineries.

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