About Glass House Winery
Glass House Winery is a boutique winery in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail in central Virginia. We craft artisan wines made solely from grapes grown on our property and in our region. We now have 12 acres under vine on site (the most recent 6 acres just planted in April 2012) and have chosen grapes that bring out the best of the terroir in our region. We cultivate these grapes with meticulous care, while striving to treat the Earth as respectfully and gently as possible in the process.
Owners Jeff and Michelle Sanders moved to Virginia in 2006. They were awed by the lush landscape, the
beauty of the Blue Ridge and the friendliness of the people. While searching for a way to marry Jeff’s botanical skills with Michelle’s love of creating unique chocolates, the couple discovered Virginia’s promising wine industry. It was a perfect match and Glass House Winery was born.
With a tropical flair, artisan wines and chocolates and a very distinctive setting, Glass House is a truly one-of-a-kind winery. We offer estate wines, blends, a very unique chocolate wine and Glass House Winery’s own brand of handmade chocolates. Click here to read a few articles about us. We are open on Thursdays through Sundays (and holiday Mondays) noon-5:30 p.m, and until 9pm on Fridays. Tastings are $5 ($8 if you want to take home the logo etched wine glass) and include a sample of our hand-crafted chocolate. Group tastings for 10 or more people must call ahead for scheduling or e-mail our tasting room manager here. Bring a picnic and enjoy our patio seating while you enjoy our wines by the glass or by the bottle.
Pinot Gris – 100% Pinot Gris grapes grown on our own and nearby vineyards.
Viognier – 100% Viognier grapes estate grown, some aged in oak and some in stainless steel, blended.
Vino Signora – 100% Traminette grapes estate grown and lightly sweet, with 2.5% residual sugar. E-Ville Pink Drink – 100% Cabernet Franc grapes estate grown and completely dry! This rosé was left on the skins for only a few hours to impart color, and the result is a very citrusy light dry wine. C-Villian – a red blend of Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes grown on our own and nearby vineyards. Twenty-First – a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes grown on our own and nearby vineyards. Barbera – Sadly, we are sold out of this wine. Meglio del Sesso – a chocolate dessert wine made with Norton and Cab Franc grapes and real chocolate.
We are currently offering six varieties of gourmet chocolates, hand crafted by our own in-house chocolatier.
Red Wine Cream – a buttercream center made from Norton wine and dark chocolate, enrobed in 72% dark chocolate.
Earl Grey – a ganache made with cream steeped with earl grey tea, enrobed in 72% dark chocolate.
Salted Caramel – homemade caramel blended with white chocolate and sea salt, enrobed in 72% dark chocolate.
Espresso-Kahlua – a ganache made with espresso and Kahlua liquer, enrobed in 72% dark chocolate.
Rum & Cocque – milk chocolate ganache with toasted coconut and dark rum enrobed in 72% dark chocolate (not in the 4-piece box). Hazelnut- milk chocolate ganache with gianduja (hazelnut paste) & Frangelico, with a toasted hazelnut on top,enrobed in 72% dark chocolate (not in the 4-piece box).
All our chocolates are decorated with designs made from edible colored cocoa butter.
If you want custom boxes, made with a different mix of our flavors, you must call or e-mail ahead of time. Our staff cannot accommodate custom requests during tasting room hours. Our chocolatier will be happy to have your requests ready by the following day.