"Father of Apples" our apple wine has a sweet, bright apple aroma paired with a crisp, delicate apple palate, finishing off dry
The Tale of ALMA-ALTA
Our travels shape our lives and our stories. The tale of Alma-Alta begins in a town in the Republic Kazakhstan….
During John Higg’s career with Philip Morris, he and Shelby spent years in Europe and Asia. John worked in Kazakhstan for 3 years. It was there John learned that Kazakhstan was the birthplace of the apple. The name Alma-Alta means “father of apples” in Kazakh.
Today, the Higgs family continues the legacy begun by the family patriarch, James Higgs. Join with them as they celebrate 3 generations of farming in the Shenandoah Valley by introducing their new apple wine, Alma-Alta.
This horse of a wine is waiting for the gate to open, with years of cellaring yet to express its full potential. The bright fruits and lively acidity pair this wine perfectly with beef stew, roast loin, and lamb. Great to drink now or lay down for several more years. If you plan to drink in one day, decant a few hours before serving.
The bold and the beautiful, Petit Verdot is a rock star grape here in the Shenandoah Valley. 100% estate grown, this wine is fruit forward and full of acidity. Aged in 60% new French and American oak and cellared for 18 months, this wine will age gracefully in years to come, mellowing out its initial intensity and giving way to a bouquet of dark fruits, herbs, and spices.
100% Chambourcin. Deep purple in color, this ruby-style Port presents earthy notes and sweet black fruits. Infused with Virginia-distilled brandy, the Port is full of dark cherry and a spicy, long finish that makes this a perfect digestif to share with friends after a great meal. This port will keep up to a week or longer after opening than a typical red wine.
A light fore palate and a lively finish follow faint aromas of grated lime zest over crushed stone. Refreshing now, this wine will cellar gracefully.
Foods: Go marine or freshwater, go spicy, go international.
A blend of Traminette and Vidal Blanc, this ice wine style has an intense nose of floral, fruity and freshness. The mouth allows you to taste a complex bouquet. Fresh fruits, light spices, lemon zest, pear, candied pineapple and citrus as well as ripe vineyard peach. Simply delicious!
A perennial favorite of Barren Ridge fans, this medium bodied wine displays floral aromas of bergamot followed by darker aromas of leather and fruit compote. Generous fruit on the palate of cherry and raspberry transform to a delightful herbal and smoky finish.
Pair with rich creamy cheeses, roasted vegetables, and smoked meats.
A fresh and inviting wine that showcases our signature blend of Riesling, Viognier, and Vidal Blanc. Enjoy the spring as a refreshing aperitif, paired with leafy plates, or indulged with fresh shellfish.
This original label from P. Buckley Moss generates proceeds that benefit her Children's Education Foundation.
Aromas of white flowers interwoven with notes of honeysuckle and melon. Though dry, dry wine is both refreshing on the palate and offers body and lush finish.
Great alone or pair with flavorful seafood and shellfish, spicy plates, and strong cheeses.
Strawberry fields forever. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the wine was fermented just off dry. Ripe strawberry, zippy acidity and a fresh finish. A great pairing with fruits and provincial dishes.
Situated on a sandy, north-facing slope that overlooks the North River, our Estate Chardonnay shows light aromas of fruit, flowers, and yeast with an underlying minerality. Pairs nicely with creamy foods, roast chicken, salmon, and buttered shellfish or try with Chevre, Stilton, or nutty cream cheeses.
Notes of dried currant, cassis and berry on the nose. Berry flavors on the palate, tinged with dried fruit, caramel and burnt sugar as well as a good dose of toasty oak on the finish. Well integrated tannins add a depth and good acid lends a brightness to the finish on the palate.
One of our most popular wines, Red Barren features a rich blend of Chambourcin, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Touriga. Dark cherries and dried fruit on the nose and wonderfully soft on the palate, this wine works well as an aperitif, with the main course, and with dessert. We love Red Barren chilled!