Specially curated for The Lord Botetourt Affair


Four bottles of each Valley Road Vineyards Library Wine

Total retail value: $73900 (not available for purchase)


MERLOT 2014                      


This is the reward for allowing elegant Monticello fruit to age six years in barrel and bottle. Over 90% Merlot, with a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon added to provide complexity and backbone, this wine is supremely balanced. Plum and black cherry have deepened into a lovely tartness on the mid-palate. Substantial, but not overwhelming, body with leathery, smoky tannins; mild spice on a long finish.


MERITAGE 2014                                                        


Our first Meritage release is a complex red blend in the Bordeaux tradition. Aged 18 months in French Oak, the supple tannins ensure that this wine will develop and drink well for years to come.

Silver Medalist, 2018 and 2019 Virginia Governor’s Cups




A bold dark fruit nose and subdued tannins lead to a soft mouth feel and a long finish. This big Virginia red is 100% Petit Verdot and, with nearly two years in oak prior to bottling, it is a wine that will not be overpowered.

Gold Medalist, 2017 Virginia Governor’s Cup

2017 Governor’s Cup Case Wine



Founded in 2015, Valley Road Vineyards was conceived by a group of friends (including Barbara Cole Joynes ’82, Mary Miley Theobald ’74, M.A ’80, and Jim Theobald ’74) who brought talents from successful careers in law, advertising, insurance, real estate development, and writing, among others. With their mutual love of Virginia and wine, a vineyard operation in the heart of the Monticello Viticulture Area seemed a good choice for a fun and rewarding business venture. Led by co-founder and CEO Stan Joynes, the group found an ideal site for a new vineyard and tasting room on Rte 151 at the head of the Rockfish Valley in Afton, Virginia. The first vines were planted in the spring of 2016, and VRV bottled its first wines in April 2016.