Horton Vineyards

Owner(s) Joan Bieda, Dennis Horton
Web site www.hortonwine.com
 
Link to this site
In 1988, Dennis Horton and longtime business partner Joan Bieda acquired 55 acres in Madison County, Virginia for the beginning of Horton Vineyards. A broad spectrum of red and white wines are produced from French Rhone, Bordeaux and native Virginia grapes. Horton is one of the few producers of Norton wine, based on a native Virginia grape dating to the late 1800s.

Articles About Horton Vineyards

Reviewed Wines

2007 Horton Vineyards The Tower Series Virginia Norton

13.0% alc., $15. I reviewed the excellent book, The Wild Vine, recently (www.princeofpinot.com/article/ 943/), and was finally able to track down a bottle of Norton wine to sample. Norton is a native Virginia grape. Aged 14 months in oak. · Inky purple color in the glass. Aromas of crushed and cooked dark berries, smoke and a chemical note. Feral and peppery black fruits with a pharmaceutical taste in the background and a tangy lift of acid on the dry finish. Well-crafted and possessing an attractively smooth texture. Reminds me of Petite Sirah in heft and size of its tannic backbone. Needs hearty food. An “acquired” taste. Good. Reviewed November 7, 2010 ARTICLE »