VVA Exchange

The VVA Exchange is an online classifieds section for our members. If you are a member of the VVA and would like to submit a listing, please fill out our Exchange Listing Form with the details specific to what you are selling or seeking. Postings to the Exchange will be deleted after 60 days unless we receive a request to continue the listing.

Please respond DIRECTLY to the person listed in the post. Do not post comments on the listing as the person who listed the item(s) may not receive the information in a timely manner.

Grapes For Sale

Vineyard Available for Lease

Meriwether Springs Vineyard is leasing its vineyard beginning 2017 harvest.  The vineyard is 4.5 acres with 40% petit verdot, and the remainder is divided equally between Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc.

CONTACT: Ed Pierce    meriwethersprings@gmail.com
Posted: February 20, 2017

Seeking Grapes

Looking for Grapes/Contract for 2017 Season

We are a winery located in the Smithfield, Virginia and we are looking for the following grapes for the 2017 season with the potential for a long term contract!

Petit Manzeng
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Frac
Merlot
Norton
Petit Verdot
Viogner
Various Muscadine Varieties

Open to similar varieties as well and possibility of pick up!

CONTACT: Natasha Huff    Smithfieldwinery@gmail.com
Posted: March 11, 2017
Grapes wanted for 2017 and beyond

Fox Meadow Winery in Linden VA is looking for 3-5 tons of Merlot and 3-5 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Ideally we would like to partner with a grower interested in producing premium quality grapes which would be used to make premium wines. We are prepared for progress payment toward that goal.

 

CONTACT: Dan Mortland  540-636-6777  dan@foxmeadowwinery.com
Posted: February 8, 2017
Grapes needed for 2017 and long term lease

Need for 2017:
Chardonnay…1-2 tons
Merlot…1-3 tons
Cab franc…2-4 tons
Chenin blanc…1-2 tons
Viognier…1-2 tons
Vidal blanc…1-2 tons

CONTACT: Micah McDermott  540-810-0456  micah@marcelinevineyards.com
Posted: February 6, 2017
2017 Contract Wanted for Vinifera Grapes

Seeking 2017 Vinifera grapes. Looking to contract for 8 tons of Chardonnay. Also seeking 10 Tons of either Petit Verdot , Cab Franc, Cab Sauv. Deposit at signing of contract.

CONTACT: Justin Bogaty  540-931-8556  justinbogaty@veramar.com
Posted: February 6, 2017
Cabernet Franc and Viognier Grapes Wanted for 2017

Interested in purchasing 2-3 ton Cabernet franc  and Viognier in 2017 season

CONTACT: Sudha Patil  540-937-6613  sudha@narmadawinery.com
Posted: January 30, 2017
Looking to Contract

Need 2017 Vinifera grapes. Looking to contract for chardonnay, tannat, petit manseng, petit verdot, sauvignon blanc or other vinifera. Deposit at signing of contract may be possible.  Will pay premium for top quality grapes. Will deliver bins before harvest date and will pick up grapes in reefer trailer.  If you have any grapes to sell please contact Matthew at 757-258-0899 ext 139 or mmeyer@wmbgwine.com.

 

CONTACT: Matthew, ext. 139  757-258-0899  mmeyer@wmbgwine.com
Posted: January 23, 2017
Seeking Long Term Contract for Cab Franc, Merlot & Sauv Blanc

Looking for 2-3 tons each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc if available. Prefer VSP trellising. I am interested in forming a long term relationship to purchase grapes for the next couple years.

CONTACT: Rocky Deterts Jr.  720-935-4851  rockydetertsjr@gmail.com
Posted: January 23, 2017

Bulk Wine

2014 Rose Shiners

Need to make room for 2016 vintages and have no storage.  Shiners available for sale on our 2014 Rose.  Natural, unbranded cork, $10/Bottle

CONTACT: Jason Lavallee  434-984-4272  jason@wisdomoakwinery.com
Posted: March 1, 2017
Bulk Wines Available

200 gals 2015 Traminette  $16/gal
300 gals 2016 Chardonel   $17/gal
360 gals  2016 Chambourcin  $18/gal
Will provide samples
Chambourcin in Oak barrels will sell the barrels for $100/each

CONTACT: Bob Carlson or Kevin Sutherland  276-623-1255  bobcarlson2@hughes.net
Posted: February 13, 2017
Meriwether Springs Vineyard is offering the following shiners for sale

2013 Heritage White (blend of Virginia apples and Chardonnay) 147 cases @ $10/ bottle
2013 Pinot grigio 70+ cases @ 10/ bottle
2013 Appassimento Rosso (amarone style) 74 cases @ $14/bottle
2014 Petit verdot 24 cases @ 12/bottle

Will sell entire inventory @ $10/bottle to interested buyer.
Please call for details. Ed Pierce (434) 409-1435

CONTACT: Ed Pierce  434-409-1435  efpierce2000@gmail.com
Posted: February 6, 2017
Bulk Red Available

Bulk 2013 barrel aged Virginia Red Wine: Chamb

CONTACT: Rockbridge Vineyard, Inc.  540-377-5547  srvigneron@gmail.com
Posted: January 30, 2017
Bulk Wine

2015 Virginia Syrah, light press, $21/gallon
2015 Monticello Cabernet Franc, $19/gallon
2016 Shenandoah Valley Cabernet Franc, $19/gallon
2016 Virginia dry Rose’ of Merlot, $23/gallon
2016 Virginia dry Rose’ Cabernet Franc, $23/gallon

 

CONTACT: Ben Jordan    ben@earlymountain.com
Posted: January 24, 2017
Chardonnay Available

2016 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay.  $ 30/gallon

CONTACT: Michael Heny  703-310-9180  henymichael@gmail.com
Posted: January 23, 2017
Bulk Wine

1,000 Galons of Chardonnay 2016. Stainless Steel fermented.

CONTACT: David Pagan Castano  703-909-2770  dapacas@hotmail.com
Posted: January 16, 2017

Equipment For Sale

Tractor Tires on Wheels, no soil compaction.

I have a set of Firestone Turf and Field Flotation Tires
21.5L x 16.1 on 18″ wheels.  8 lug 6″ Pilot hole
No soil compaction problems with these tires.  Will fit tractors with 8 lug nuts 8″ on center.  Contact me with questions.

CONTACT: Wayne Mills    wmills@wineryatbullrun.com
Posted: March 15, 2017
50 Merlot Vines for Spring Planting Available

Ordered from Nova vine, rootstock and scion both certified.
Clone – VCR101
Rootstock – Riperia
Arrival on 01Apr2017
Would like to sell all together. $240 picked up. Located in Barboursville Va

CONTACT: David Eiserman    david.eiserman@gmail.com
Posted: March 15, 2017
Macrobins for Sale

We have 4 macrobins for sale – the standard kind, for picking and transport (capacity 800-900 pounds), can also be used as small batch fermenters.  These are solid – no vent slats in the sides.  They have the attachments on the bottom so they can be used with folklifts.
10 years old but perfectly good – these are pretty indestructible as you know.  Our process has changed so we just don’t use them for picking any more.
$250 each (new they are approx $500 each including delivery).  Yes, will deal if it’s for all four..
I can deliver within reasonable range of Charlottesville/Madison

CONTACT: Scott Elliff  434-409-4378  scott@ducardvineyards.com
Posted: March 14, 2017
Infalco Electroucoup F3010 Electric Pruner kit

Purchased February 2015.
Used once!
For Sale: $2,000.00

CONTACT: Katherine Marterella  980-579-9746  katemarterella@icloud.com
Posted: February 18, 2017
3 Phase Commercial Glassware Dishwasher

Meiko Point 2 Series undercounter dishwasher
Purchased for washing crystal tasting room glasses.  Works Great!  We use a single phase unit with great success.  3 cycle options. 2 – 4 minute washing cycles.

The 3 phase unit listed here does not work in our second tasting room building.
$4,000 or best offer
link to new unit:http://www.chefsfirst.com/Glasswasher-Undercounter-High-Temp-p/MKOFV40.2G.htm?gclid=CNP9wLT79tECFYhWDQodepUNsw

CONTACT: Bill Hatch  703-431-2016  bill.t.hatch@gmail.com
Posted: February 6, 2017
Kubota 2620 Tractor (2010)

With 49″ bucket front loader and 60″ mid mower. The tractor has 488 hours and has been professionally maintained  every season.  $11,000. Loudoun County

CONTACT: Deb Ottoson    debottoson@icloud.com
Posted: February 6, 2017
Winemaking Equipment

6  Marchisio – 100 L Stainless Steel (floating lid) tanks with stands $236 ea.

1  Marchisio – 4 Bottle gravity feed bottle filler                                            $803

3  55 Gal. Food Grade Plastic Settling/Primary Tanks                                   $43 ea.

1  Buon Vino Super Jet – Wine Filter/Pump with filter pads                         $215

1  Marchisio – Motorized Stainless Steel  Destimmer/Crusher with stand  $644

1  Zambelli Enotech SRL – Stainless Bladder Press with Stand                    $600

1  Ferrari Group – Floor model Italian Bottle Corker                        $73

1  Stainless Steel Punchdown Tool                                                                 $68

1  Ferrari Group – Capsule shrinker                                                               $94

CONTACT: Henry Allison  540-576-3223  snowcreekcottage@gmail.com
Posted: February 6, 2017
3000 Grow Tubes for Free

Approximately 3000 used grow tubes free for pickup.  Combination of Clipper and Snap-n-Grow.  Linden Virginia.

 

CONTACT: Andrea Baer  202-213-8418  andrea@capstonevineyards.com
Posted: January 23, 2017
Vineyard Equipment

Complete set of vineyard equipment! I have sold the vineyard and the new owner wanted to do his own thing so I have a great collection of equipment for sale. Since I cannot show photos here, if you are interested, I can send them directly.

2007 LANDINI 55 hp turbo diesel cab tractor. Has BOTH front & rear PTO. Motor is Yanmar and tractor has been no trouble. Much better than prior Kubota 4200 cab. You would really want to roll-over to roll the Landini; 5 ft wide setting and huge fat commercial tires. You can go in the vineyard right after 5 inches of rain and not leave an imprint! Comes with sprayer, hedger and leaf remover. I routinely mow , spray and hedge at the same time. Also huge vineyard rake for pruning removal, as well as a mole drainer plow. Never have wet vine roots again! Also forks, bucket and a 4 ton trailer! All or none please.

$22,500. We are one mile from Chateau Morrisette/Floyd VA

CONTACT: Stephen Haskill  540-358-0357  chianti@swva.net
Posted: January 16, 2017
INFACO F3010 Electrocoup Pruners

$2200. Only two seasons old with less than 600 cuts. Excellent condition, clean and like new. Includes pruners, battery vest, charger, power cords, holster, tools, lubrication, extra blade, instruction manual and protective carrying case. Can deliver to buyer at the 2017 Winter Technical Meeting in Charlottesville.

CONTACT: Nadine Kokolis    nadinekokolis@yahoo.com
Posted: December 19, 2016

Seeking Equipment


Employment Opportunities

Vineyard and winery assistant

CrossKeys Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley growing 12 varietals and producing acclaimed wines. We are seeking a full time assistant to work in a demanding and dynamic environment in the vineyard and cellar. Key responsibilities include equipment operation, scouting, pruning, barrel topping, barrel work, and harvest/fermentation shifts. Experience working in a farm and/or food production environment is preferred but the main qualifications are a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Employee must be self-directed and able to handle physically demanding tasks including but not limited to; repeatedly lifting up to 50 pounds, working outside during summer and winter, climbing ladders, and working in confined spaces. Hours will vary depending on the season; long work days should be expected regularly during the summer and constantly during harvest. This is a great opportunity to get experience and training in every aspect of the winemaking process.

CONTACT: Steve Monson    steve@crosskeysvineyards.com
Posted: March 13, 2017
Tasting Room Manager

Valley Road Vineyards in Afton is now accepting applications for the position of Tasting Room Manager. Interested persons should respond to grayson@valleyroadwines.com

CONTACT: Grayson Poats    grayson@valleyroadwines.com
Posted: March 13, 2017
Vineyard Worker

Morais Vineyards in Bealeton (Fauquier Co.), VA, is looking for a full-time Vineyard Worker. We have 10 acres under vine (both vinifera and hybrids) and are looking into expanding. Experience in VA vineyards is a plus.

The functions will include (but will not be limited to):
– Operating and doing minor fixes to vineyard equipment (tractors, sprayers, spreaders, mowers and others);
– Every step in growing quality grapes for winemaking (from planting new vines to pruning, spraying, trellising, harvesting, etc.);
– Will report to Vineyard Manager on a daily basis;
– Carrying weights up to 50 lbs;
– Must be able to work in heat exceeding 90F;
– May need to help in the winery, especially during harvest season;
– Flexible schedule – may need to work Saturdays or Sundays.

Does not need to speak English, we also speak Spanish and Portuguese.

CONTACT: Vitor Guimarais  703-926-5170  vitor.guimarais@gmail.com
Posted: March 11, 2017
Vineyard Manager

Bluestone Vineyard is seeking candidates for the position of vineyard manager to work with our 22 acres of vinifera and hybrid vines. Duties would include:
Stay on top of our spray program
Trim vines using our hedgers on the tractor
Stay ahead of vineyard needs, order supplies/materials in advance
Maintain all vineyard equipment
Plant replacement vines, new acreage as needed (5 new acres in next 5 years)
Work with outside teams to ensure all handwork is completed in a timely manner
Meeting every other week with our vineyard consultant

CONTACT: Lee Hartman  540-828-0099  lee@bluestonevineyard.com
Posted: February 10, 2017
Vineyard Foreman

Stone Tower Winery, a premium estate vineyard and winery in Leesburg, Virginia, is seeking an experienced Vineyard Foreman.  The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter and have the willingness and ability to work as part of our team with the ultimate goal of producing grapes of the highest quality.
Under the direction of the Vineyard Manager, the Vineyard Foreman is responsible for managing day-to-day operations in the field. The essential functions of the Vineyard Foreman will include but not be limited to:
-Assigns vineyard teams to daily work schedules and locations
-Schedules breaks & lunches within Virginia wage & hour rules
-Pesticide application in and around the Estate vineyards
-Prepares materials and/or tools for each day’s work and reports inventory needs to Vineyard Manager
-Supervises quality and quantity of work performed at various locations on the Estate including but not limited to vineyard development and maintenance
-Assists in loading and unloading of materials as needed at different locations
-May assist mechanic with minor repairs and preventative maintenance of equipment.
-Ability to operate all equipment on the estate as needed.
-Trains employees in proper work techniques, sustainability measures and safety procedures.
-Monitors employee relations and takes issues that may require counseling or discipline to Manager/Supervisor.
-Maintain a safe work environment and follow best safety practices at all times
Qualifications:
Fluency in written and verbal English. Spanish preferred.
Basic Math Skills
3-5 Years practical vineyard experience
2-3 Years supervisory experience
Ability to lift 50  lbs.

CONTACT: Jordan Spencer  703-777-2797  jordan@stonetowerwinery.com
Posted: January 23, 2017
Equipment Operator

Stone Tower Winery, a premium estate vineyard and winery in Leesburg, Virginia, is seeking an experienced Equipment Operator.  The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter and have the willingness and ability to work as part of our team with the ultimate goal of producing grapes of the highest quality.
Under the direction of the Vineyard Manager, the essential functions of the Equipment Operator will include but not be limited to:
-Having the understanding of the necessary skills to operate and repair tractors, vineyard implements, ATV’s, RTV’s, pickups and large trucks and trailers
-Support maintenance schedules as deemed appropriate by Vineyard Manager
– Supervise the installation and implementation of new equipment
– Act as a company representative with machinery and parts suppliers
-Mixing and application of pesticides as needed
– Fostering a positive and cooperative working atmosphere within the vineyard shop
– Following instructions to plan and layout assignments
-Maintain a safe work environment and follow best safety practices at all times
Qualifications:
-High School Diploma or GED
-Minimum of 3 years experience in vineyard machine maintenance and operation  or  5-8 years experience with general farm machinery  and operations
-Ability to work some nights and weekends to maintain spray and harvest schedules
-Hold a valid Virginia driver’s license
-Basic math skills and fluency in written and verbal English
-Ability to lift 50 lbs.

CONTACT: Jordan Spencer  703-777-2797  jordan@stonetowerwinery.com
Posted: January 23, 2017

Seeking Employment

Seeking Production or Promotions Position in a Winery

My name is Darren Bowker and I am currently looking for work in the Virginia Wine industry. Ideally, I would like to find a job either in production or promotions at a winery in or near the Charlottesville, but am not locked into that area.

I have been in the wine industry for 15+ years. I have worked in both the Willamette Valley in Oregon and in the Finger Lakes Region in New York. My primary skills are in production, but I have 7+ years experience in retail sales and promotion, with a little experience in wholesale as well.

I have been the head winemaker at the last two wineries I worked at, as well as the retail sales manager at the last winery I was employed with. I am willing to take a position that can utilize my skills in a capacity that may not be at these levels, in order to get an opportunity to help a small artisan winery get it’s name out there.

If you have any interest, please e-mail me at darrenb74@hotmail and I can send my resume for you to look over. Thank you for your time and consideration on this matter.

CONTACT: Darren Bowker  315-536-8733  darrenb74@hotmail.com
Posted: January 23, 2017

Real Estate

Vineyard For Lease

4 1/2 acres of petit verdot (40%), vidal blanc (30%), and chambourcin (30%). Terms are negotiable. Contact Ed Pierce, Meriwether Springs Vineyard, (434) 409-1435.

CONTACT: Ed Pierce  434-409-1435  efpierce2000@gmail.com
Posted: March 15, 2017
Home & Vineyard

Elegant home and vineyard overlooking Shenandoah National Park on 92.6 acres to be sold via sealed bid auction

STANARDSVILLE, Virginia ­ An estate overlooking the Shenandoah National Park, featuring a luxury home and a five-acre producing vineyard, on a total of 92.6+/- acres of rolling wooded land with spectacular views, is being sold in a sealed bid auction. Woltz & Associates is marketing the estate and managing the sale in cooperation with Fine & Company Real Estate and Advisory Services.

The vineyard is situated at the ideal elevation of 800 to 900 feet, allowing excellent air flow, frost protection, and superior growing conditions for wine grapes. Mature vines include Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, and Viognier, with grapes already supplying several nearby award-winning wineries.

The house was built in 1992, designed to blend into the surroundings and provide views from all rooms, with a flowing floor plan and high-quality materials such as Douglas Fir, Mahogany, Pine and Cedar.

Sealed bids are due on or before 3:00 p.m. EDT, March 29, delivered to Woltz & Associates, 23 Franklin Road Southwest, Roanoke, Virginia, 24011.

On-site inspections and meetings with auction team:  1:003:00 p.m., March 4, 11, 18 and 25. For additional information, visi twoltz.com or call 800-551-3588. Woltz & Associates, Inc., Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers (VA #321).

CONTACT: Charlie Wade  800-551-3588  charlie@woltz.com
Posted: February 22, 2017
Small Vineyards Wanted for Lease

Seeking small vineyards (3 to 7 acres) to lease for 3 year period. Grape varietals include: Cab Franc, Chardonel,  Petite Verdot, Petite Manseng and Norton. Will provide lease form. Terms/details to be discussed.

 

CONTACT: Bill Robson  730-344-1450  wrobson@msn.com
Posted: January 16, 2017

Miscellaneous

Custom Crush Available at Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery

Produced under the supervision of John Irving Levenberg, Nueva Vista Consulting
Blue Valley provides our clients with a true grape to glass experience. We will be your partner crafting wine to your specifications, utilizing our state-of-the-art facility. Our professional and dedicated staff is available to meet with you to discuss all of your winemaking needs.
*Euromachines sorting table, destemmer, and 24hL bladder press
*Tank and barrel fermentation
*Lab with basic wine analysis: brix, pH, TA, FSO2, TSO2
*Custom designed tanks built by Laurent Desfarges
*Fermentation tanks – temperature controlled with both hot and cold glycol
-Whites – 14 white fermentors ranging in size from 1.0 – 7.2 tons (180 -1250 gals)
-Reds – 14 red fermenters ranging in size from 2.2 – 7.2 tons (410 – 1300 gals)
*Barrel aging in temperature controlled barrel room
We offer all inclusive processing plans for 8,12, and 16 month programs. Pricing available upon request.

Please contact for details:
John Irving Levenberg, Drctr Winemaking
johnirvinglevenberg@gmail.com
631.445.4442 (cell)
Stergio Zissios, Owner
szissios@bluevalleyva.com
703.489.8360 (cell)
540.364.2347 (office)

CONTACT: Stergio Zissios  540-364-2347  szissios@bluevalleyva.com.com
Posted: February 21, 2017