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Chatham Vineyards and Winery on Church Creek

Chatham Vineyards and Winery on Church Creek

On Virginia's Eastern Shore

Chatham Vineyards is owned and operated by the Wehner family at historic Chatham Farm which has been a working farm for four centuries.

Jon Wehner is a second-generation winegrower on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He learned about grape growing from his parents who operated Great Falls Vineyard in Great Falls, Virginia for over thirty years. He and his wife, Mills, and their three children own and operate the vineyard and winery.

Since 1999, more than twenty acres of high-density (1,740 vines per acre) French vinifera varietals have been planted. They are Merlot (clone 181 and 3 on rootstock 101-14 and 3309), Chardonnay (French Dijon clones 95/96 and 76, and California Clones 4 and 5 on 3309 rootstock), Cabernet Franc (clone 214 on 101-14 rootstock), Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 337 on 101-14 rootstock) and Petit Verdot (clone 400 on 101-14 rootstock). The vineyards are cane pruned during the winter months to balance the vines and limit yields to less than 4 tons per acre thereby concentrating wine flavors. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted before pressing to ensure the highest quality of the juice. Grapes not vinified at the winery are sold to other wineries in Virginia.

Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm Apr - Dec.
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays Jan - Mar.
Closed for major holidays.

9232 Chatham Road | Machipongo, VA 23405

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Region
  • Eastern Shore Region
AVAVirginia's Eastern Shore AVA
Wine Trail
  • Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail
Tasting Fee$8.00
Reserve Tasting Fee$10.00
Tour Fee$0.00
First Planted4/1/1999
Vineyard Acres20
Estate Acres20
WinemakerJon Wehner
Vineyard Manager Jon Wehner
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