B A C K G R O U N D
First Bridge represents a balanced blend of traditional Bordeaux varietals, leading with Cabernet Franc, which is now widely regarded as Virginia’s most successful red grape. A food-friendly wine, the moderate alcohol level and smooth tannins
allow it to pair well with a wide variety of foods or to be enjoyed on its own. The label features a photograph of one of two bridges that were commissioned by owner Kiernan Slater Patusky's great grandfather George Meachem Slater along with three other farmer neighbors in 1919 to enable them to more easily move their cattle across the Goose Creek in two places to get them to the depot in Rectortown.
V A R I E T A L / V I N E Y A R D
44% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot 70% Grapes grown by Slater Run Vineyards - 100% Grapes grown in Virginia.
A G I N G
16 months aging in 100% French oak barrels with a combination of 12% new oak, 18% 1-year old barrels, 26% 2-year old barrels and 44% +2-year old barrels.
A W A R D S
GOLD MEDAL • Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition in 2019
SILVER MEDAL • International Women’s Wine Competition in 2019
SIVER MEDAL • San Francisco International Wine Competition in 2019
SIVER MEDAL • Harvest Challenge Wine Competition in 2019