Limited per year, our blended red featuring 4 grapes and aged on french oak, then finished in a small profile bourbon cask to add rich smokey vanilla with hints of coffee. Name for the glorious victory at Yorktown: Liberty, Property, Life, and honor are all at stake; upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of a bleeding and insulted country. The enemy will endeavor to intimidate; but, remember, they have be repulsed on various occasions by a few brave Americans. G.W
Our flagship red done in a traditional Bordeaux style but featuring rich Pennsylvania varietals and aged on French Oakf rom the Allier forest adding notes of toasty coffee and caramel. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston. The war is inevitable and let it come. I repeat sir let it come! Our brethren are already in the field. I know not what course others may take; but as for me give me liberty or give me death! P.H.
Mad Anthony - Bayonet Red
Our medium body red, aged on north american oak to impart a toasy, nutty, vanilla essence is a combination of multiple grapes and named for the fiery patriot Mad Anthony Wayne. His body was buried on lake Erie where many of our grapes come from. One of Wayne's heroic tales came as he led a nighttime bayonet sneak attack that led to victory and the capture of 550 prisoners. His son disinterred his bones from his grave and headed to Radnor, PA...losing bones from the saddlebags along the way. It is said Wayne's ghost haunts the roads.
The Crossing - Chardonnay
Our buttery and lightly oaked chardonnay is named for the famed crossing of Washington of the Delaware River. In the darkness on early Christmas morning Washington led his troops on a sneak attack traversing the ice filled Delaware River to win victory at Trenton. It is said the captured rum barrels, which the troops celebrated with, made the trip back a little more challenging.
Martha - Rose'
Our Martha Rose' is a special blend of chardonnay and cabernet franc. They say behind every great man is a greater women, so, we named this beautiful wine after Martha. She was a fashionably dressed, assertive, and a woman of great wealth and independent means. Mrs. Washington joined her husband during the Revolution for all the Continental Army's winter encampments. She traveled thousands of miles to be with her husband. Lafayette observed that she loved "her husband madly".
Captain Molly - Riesling
Clean and crisp with fruity notes our Riesling is refreshing. Named for Margaret Corbin - Also know as Captain Molly, she went onto the field with her husband and her husband John was defending against a 4 to 1 attack by 9000 Hessians. As John manned his artillery Margaret watched as he fell in a hail of grapeshot. Without a moments thought she took his place at the cannon and fought against the onslaught until she herself was seriously would.
Marquis - Vidal Blanc
Clean and crisp with fruity notes our vidal blanc is refreshing. This is named for the famed French nobleman who joing Washington at an early age becoming a trusted commander. At the loss of the Battle of Brandywine it was Lafayette who charged into battle to rally the faltering lines and organize retreat, preventing a rout of the patriots. He was shot through the leg while commanding the troops. He later blocked a Cornwallis escape which ended in victory at Yorktown for the patriots.
Samuel - Mead Wine
Our dry honey wine using local honey. Name for a brave or possibly crazy patriot. One day Sam saw an approaching British troop. Alone, Whittemore ambushed them, killing one soldier. He then drew his pistols, killed a second and mortally wounded a third.
As troops reached his position; Whittemore drew his sword and attacked. He was shot in the face, bayoneted numerous times, and left for dead. He was found by colonial forces trying to load his musket to resume the fight. Whittemore lived another 18 years until dying of natural causes at the age of 96.
Betty Zane - Mead Wine
A sweet mead made using local honey. The siege at Fort Henry by British and native American Allies left the settlers in the fort outnumbered about 10 to 1. The settlers ran out of gun powder all hope was nearly lost. Betty, then 16, walked out of the fort to the disbelief of the troops; the enemy laughing at her. She casually walked into a shed where she filled her apron with gun powder. The laughs turned to fury as she sprinted back to the fort under a hail of gunfire. the powder and allowed the troops to hold out; saving the fort.