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53rd Winery & Vineyard

53rd Winery & Vineyard The 53rd Winery and Vineyard is located in Louisa, Virginia just a short drive from Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg. Enjoy daily wine tastings and weekend complimentary acoustic music on the deck or in the tasting room year round. 53rd offers a number of wines to fit a variety of tastes and is a member of the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail. Our wines are sold at the Winery, and here through our wine purchasing online. Advance ticket sales for our special events will be posted and available online for purchasing . Don’t miss the opportunity to become a member of our quarterly wine club! Wines are shipped or picked up at the winery on designated dates.

From Interstate 64: Take Shannon Hill Road Exit 148. Go north on Rt 605 approximately 8 miles to vineyard entrance on right. From Rt 33: Take route 605 South approximately 0.5 miles to winery entrance on left. From Interstate 95: Take Thornburg exit. Take route 606 west to Snell. Follow route 208 west to route 522 south through the town of Mineral. Approximately 3 miles past Mineral bear right on route 605, cross route 33 and winery entrance is 0.5 miles on left. If you miss this turn, make a right on route 522, then take a left on route 33. The winery is 0.5 miles on the left.

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13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa, VA, US, 23093 Email:
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  Cabernet Franc
Gentle aromas of vanilla and cherry begin this remarkable Cab Franc experience. Subtle peppery notes and dark fruit flavors of blackberry and plum satisfy with a long smoky finish.
Our 5th estate vintage of unoaked Chardonnay. Pear and green apple aromas lead to flavors of kiwi and lemon zest with a finish of sweet citrus fruits that linger for a few moments leaving only excitement for the next sip of the newest vintage of stainless steel Chardonnay
  Coopertage Blanc
Initial hints of pear and orange on the first taste followed by aromas of kiwi and peach. Our carefully crafted blend of 52% Viognier and 48% Chardonnay aged for 7 months in French oak has citrus flavors backed by creamy oak and ends with a lingering apple butter finish.
82% merlot, 12% Cab Sauvignon, 6% Cab Franc bourdeaux style blend with a classic nose of cherry and oak. Great to sip by itself, to accompany pasta with garlic red sauce and with filet mignon on the grill.
  Noche Chocolate
Norton Ice Wine with essence of Chocolate - a fabulous nightcap and great for the holidays.
Silver Medal Winner 2009 VA Gov Cup, Grand Harvest and Eastern Intl Wine Comp; Bronze – San Francisco Intl Comp 2009 100% Virginia Norton!! A deep ruby color glows as notes of boysenberry and licorice begin yet another award-winning vintage. Aromas of cranberries and spice underline a wonderful earthiness. With flavors of dark berries and a long tannic finish, this Norton will NOT disappoint!!!
  Petit Verdot
With vibrant aromas of raspberries and blueberries overlapping hints of chocolate, coffee, and red currants, this Petit Verdot exemplifies the varietal. The flavors of berries and mocha are revealed before a layered tannic finish. Enjoy with grilled filet mignon or pasta with garlic red sauce.
A delightful blend of Vidal Blanc, Chardonel and Chardonnay with 5% residual sugar. Flavors of honeysuckle and green apple make this sweet wine a 'must have' for parties and romantic weekend getaways.
  St. Stephen's Rosé
This lightly sweetened wine is a careful balanced blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Vidal Blanc. With a floral nose and hints of peach and strawberry, this wine will inspire thoughts of spring any time of the year!
  Sweet Louisa
**Our unique blend of Munsen, Concord and Vidal Blanc. 4.5% residual sugar. Delicious!!!! Makes a great Sangria!!!!!
A rare Rhone beauty in the heart of Virginia wine country. Lucious deep red fruits with classic spice and pepper on the nose. Savor this wine its own or with filet mignon. A blend of Syrahs from two vineyards and Merlot. 131 cases produced Shipment will be a seperate charge as we choose the best method of shipment to your area.
  Vida - Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
Frozen grapes were gently pressed to produce an alluring flavor of nectar and apricot.
Voted one of Virginia’s best at Tarara’sViognier Festival, Double Gold – Eastern Intl Comp; Gold – VA State Fair; Silver – San Fran Intl Comp 2009, Silver – Atlantic Seaboard Comp 2009 With initial notes of passion fruit, kiwi and grapefruit on the nose, this excellent vintage greets the palate with flavors of honeydew melon and honeysuckle, then lingers on the tongue and in the mind with a long coconut finish. Fermented and aged for 5 months in select Cadus French oak.


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rhodies says...
Norton Wine Review: Though I want to limit myself to Cooper's Norton wine, I just can't help mentioning they have some lovely Virginia white wines. Now for a warning, - if you want Cooper wines, check with them first since they quickly sell out of their yearly productions. The reason I give them 5 stars is that Cooper's produces the BEST east coast Norton wines yearly. I have had their wines annually since 2001 and can say that each year they have gotten better and better. Would I state that they have the very best Norton wine, no, but out of 67 Norton wines we have had so far, Cooper's is among the top seven (the other six are all from Missouri). If their Norton wine is available, treat yourself to a leisurely visit to Cooper's Vineyard. Though their Norton wine can be enjoyed young, a couple years of storage adds additional character. As with all Norton wines, let your Norton wines breathe for an extensive amount of time before partaking.