A visit to the Oasis Winery will give you the unique opportunity to discover one of. the world's leading wine producers offering a full line of premium wines and sparkling wines. These wines consistently win gold medals in the most prestigious international and national wine competitions. The Oasis Winery has a capacity of 100,000 gallons. One-third is devoted to the production of our international award winning sparkling wines, which are produced in the traditional method "Méthode Champenoise," whereby the wine goes through a second fermentation in its individual bottle. This is identical to that method utilized in the Champagne region of France.
Around Oasis are a great number of bed-and-breakfasts, championship golf courses, antique stores as well as some of the finest restaurants in the world. So, if you are in the mood for romance, or to enjoy fine wines and sparkling wines, or simply want a picnic outing in the country, come and be our welcome guest as you experience Oasis with us and discover that. This Oasis is not a mirage! View all Oasis Winery Wines
About VirginiaFrom Jamestown to today, Virginia has one of the oldest histories of winemaking in the New World. The early settlers started vines from native varieties. 200 years after Jamestown, at Monticello Thomas Jefferson endlessly tried to grow vinifera grapes, but only the native varieties survived phylloxera. Even so, he was sure that wine made from these grapes would equal the finest wines of Europe, and he saw wine in his visions of yeoman virtue: "No nation is drunken where wine is cheap." Today his sentiments live on in some back labels, which proclaim that "Good wine is a daily necessity for me." There are over 50 wineries in Virginia making that wine.
About Other USEvery state in the United States makes wine. That's not to say that every wine is good, nor is every wine made from grapes. Hawaii ferments pineapples, while Connecticut makes wines from their well-known berry farms. But almost every state has at least one vineyard trying to make wine from grapes. Those who are most successful, beyond California, Washington, Oregon and New York are:
VirginiaWine in Virginia has come a long way since Thomas Jefferson unsuccessfully planted vinifera grapes at his home in Monticello. Our third president, known as the first American wine connoisseur, spent a good amount of time touring vineyards in France, hoping he could replicate the vineyards in Virginia. May not have been successful 200 years ago, but today, the Commonwealth of Virginia is home to over 150 wineries.
Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the most widely planted white and red grapes. Other success stories include Cabernet Franc, which does very well on Virginia soil, producing wines that are ripe and round, snuffing out the vegetal tendencies of this varietal. Viognier may be the next big white, making some lovely aromatic, yet dry, white wines.
New MexicoChampagne region after all), Gruet is now a nationally recognized wine. The wines are delicious and one of the best deals in sparkling wine. The family makes a range of wines - from the ethereal and efferevesant blanc de blancs to the more full-bodied blanc-de-noir to the slightly sweet demi-sec.
New Mexico is now home to nineteen wineries. While none are as large as Gruet, more winemakers are realizing that the warm day and cool night combination in the state has great potential for great wine.Other states worth trying include North Carolina, Texas, Ohio, Idaho and Michigan.