Wine Club Discount Day! May 10th – The Day of the Norton Grape

May / Upcoming Events

Wine club members, join us this special day for exclusive discount! Offer valid for wine club members only. For more information on membership, click here!

 

On May 10th, we celebrate Virginia’s native grape, the Norton.  Norton was first cultivated in 1820 on Magnolia Farm located in Richmond, Virginia by Dr. Daniel Norton.  Over the remainder of the 19th century, the Norton grape varietal grew in importance as a wine producer especially adapted to the conditions of eastern North America.  In 1873, a Norton wine was declared the “best red wine of all nations” at a worldwide competition in Vienna.  Many of the nation’s finest hotels and restaurants stocked Virginia vintages, and President U.S. Grant is known to have kept a righteous supply in his White House cellars.  We honor this noble Virginia grape by offering a special discount on all bottles of Oatlands Norton wine to wine club members.