Let’s Hear it for Norton, the All-American Wine

The Georgetowner, by Donna Evers When Thomas Jefferson, America’s best known wine connoisseur, was Ambassador to France after the American Revolution he traveled extensively in France, Germany and Italy, visiting the best vineyards he could find and establishing relationships with…

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Twin Oaks Tavern Winery won GOLD!

"Big News!" Twin Oaks Tavern Winery won GOLD at the Beverage Tasting Institute's October 10, 2013 Competition, scoring a 92 (Exceptional) for Donna Evers' 2012 Twin Oaks Chardonnay: "Twin Oaks Tavern Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Virginia $21: Golden color. Rich aromas…

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Observer Newspaper (Virginia) Interview

The Observor, July 2014 Answers to your questions — Although we didn’t open the tasting room until 2009, we planted the vineyard in 2000 and had our first harvest in 2002, which is also the first time I made wine.…

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Chasing the Dream

Washington Life Magazine Virginia winery owners will tell you how they got vineyard fever working a summer job in a winery, and how they traded in their three-piece suits for jeans, boots and a life amid the vines. They may…

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In the vineyard: Women and Virginia wine

Loudoun Times Mirror - Jan 2010 - by Jan Liberson (originally published in the Piedmont Virginian - Autumn 2009) Farming grapes and making wine, viticulture and viniculture, are like all farming: perceived as male-dominated fields, perhaps because historically the work…

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Weekend Winemaker

In 2002, when Donna and Bob Evers of Chevy Chase harvested their first grape crop at their Virginia weekend home, experts told them that the chardonnay and cabernet franc grapes must be picked early in the morning to keep them…

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