Maggie's Wine Club Release Party is Sept. 14
Maggie's Wine Club members are invited to the Wine Cave 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 for her fall release party.
Nibble on hors d'oeuvres and sip some of Maggie's latest wine releases:
- 2015 Garnacha
- 2015 Cabernet Franc (Silver Medal Loudoun Wine Awards)
- 2017 Viognier (Gold Medal - scored 92 points and named best white wine, best Viognier in the California-based Women's International Wine Competition.)
Wine Club members will be charged for their September release wines beginning on or about Sept. 7.
Not a Wine Club member, yet? It's free to join. Ask your Tasting Room Associate or check Maggie's Wine Club web page for information .
50% off select cases of award-winning wines
Celebrate the American labor force at Maggie Malick Wine Caves by enjoying American-made, Virginia-grown wine.
The Wine Cave is open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
Maggie also offers 50 percent off 12 bottles of the following wines (single or mixed cases):
2016 Chardonnay
2015 Petit Manseng Sweet Reserve (pairs perfectly with pumpkin pie this holiday season!)
2015 Petit Manseng (3 percent residual sugar)
2016 Petit Manseng (2 percent residual sugar)
2016 Dry Petit Manseng (no residual sugar)
Maggie wins 6 more medals in Loudoun County
Maggie has been "crushing" it on the awards circuit this year. With her recent addition of five gold and silver medals from the Loudoun Wineries Association (LWA), she now has 38 new medals this year - bringing her professional total to 93!

A list of Maggie's recent LWA wins:
Gold Medal
2017 Viognier 
2017 Albariño 
Silver Medal
2015 Cabernet Franc
2015 Petit Verdot 
2015 Tannat 
2017 Sauvignon Blanc   
Loudoun County is home to more than 40 wineries and is one of the most exciting emerging wine regions in the world, with nationally and internationally acclaimed wines being produced.
Maggie makes record-breaking Lab Rescue donation
Thanks to everyone who came to LabFest weekend in July - including ARTIsans of Loudoun County and other vendors.
Our 2018 LabFest visitors helped us raise nearly $1,100 - more than double our 2017 donation - for LabRescue of the LRCP.
Lab Fest Weekend is our summer fundraiser for Lab Rescue of the LRCP, a volunteer, nonprofit organization that rescues, fosters and places homeless, abused, and/or abandoned Labrador Retrievers. 
Wine Cave dogs, Moxie and Jet, pictured with Maggie, are both Lab rescues.
Harvest season and veraison in the vineyards
One of the most important moments of the year happens when a  grapevine  is the onset of ripening. The French term for this process is veraison (“verr-ray-zohn”), when the grapes turn from green to red and naturally begin to sweeten. Veraison also occurs in white grapes, but without the color changes; white grapes simply become more translucent.
Before veraison, wine grapes are small, hard,  highly acidic , and green. After veraison, the grapes begin to dramatically increase in size, as they accumulate sugars, which are  measured in Brix, or the sugar content of an aqueous solution - like grape juice! It takes 30-70 days for grapes to ripen fully and develop a balance of acids, sugar and delicious aromas.
Grape grower Mark recently brought in the first of Maggie's grapes to ripen: Sauvignon Blanc, which was whole-cluster pressed and currently is fermenting. The other 14 varieties of grapes Mark grows will ripen in stepped succession until the 2018 harvest is completed in early November..