Grape Grower of the Year

Jeff White, owner and winemaker of Glen Manor Vineyards in Front Royal, has been named the Virginia Vineyards Association (VVA) Grape Grower of the Year.

Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore presented the honor to White on Feb. 1.

“Two years ago, [White] won the Governor’s Cup with his 2009 Hodder Hill, a Bordeaux-style red wine, and last year, he was gracious enough to volunteer his vineyard for a session at our summer technical meeting,” says VVA president Tom Kelly. “Jeff is one of the industry leaders who is helping put Virginia wine on the map, and he is more than deserving of this honor.”

Read the full story from Virginia Wine Lover Magazine.