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Unicorn Winery
by
Kathy Sullivan

Unicorn WinerySummary: Stop by Unicorn Winery, a small boutique winery, where you will discover an enthusiastic owner. Take time to enjoy a glass of wine outside by the delightful pond. This is a great area to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it with a glass of Unicorn wine. When visiting the winery, look for unicorns throughout the tasting room. Consider taking a fly-fishing class at the winery.

Sandy and Richard Lepage wanted to live in the picturesque countryside of Virginia. As they considered what type of property they wanted, they concluded that a small winery would be perfect. When Unicorn Winery became available for purchase, the Lepages decided that Unicorn Winery would work for them. They chose to keep the original Unicorn name for the winery. Sandy, an enthusiastic owner that also participates with the consultant winemaker, noted that she enjoys the tranquility of the vineyards.

Unicorn WineryThe first item of business for the couple was to repair end posts and trellis in the vineyards. Next they cleaned up the pond that was on the Unicorn property. Now the pond is stocked with fish and classes are held on fly-fishing by the Orvis beginning fly fishing school. No barb hooks are used so the fish will not be injured.

The Unicorn Winery has seven acres of vineyards that include Seyval, Vidal, Traminette, Chardonel and Chambourcin. The winery currently produces 2,000 cases and the Lepages are looking forward to increasing production.

Unicorn Winery Tasting Room

The tasting room of the Unicorn Winery while petite offers an array of items and wine accesorries to browse while visiting. Consider buying olive oil from the southern coast of Sparta in Greece. Look for Frappé Vino, an ice slushy. If you enjoy an occasional cigar, check out the red box filled with cigars.

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Unicorn WineryWhite Wines

Chardonnay 2008 was a light straw color. There were apple and pear notes on the aroma. The taste also had apple and pear notes with a hint of citrus. The finish was crisp and fruity. Traminette 2009 was produced from Unicorn’s vineyard grapes. The aroma offered floral notes especially roses. The taste also had rose nuances. Table Rock White was a blend produced with Seyval, Vidal and Chardonel from Unicorn’s vineyards. The result was a straw color wine with fruit salad notes throughout the wine. The fruity finish was crisp.

Red Wines

Slightly Embarrassed was a light red wine made from a blend of Seyval, Vidal and Chambourcin. The aroma was of red berry fruit. The taste offered raspberries and cherries. The finish was crisp. Crimson Sunset was produced with Chambourcin grapes. The wine was red with a dark pink hue. There were aromas and tastes of red berry fruit.

Unicorn WineryEvents at Unicorn

Unicorn Winery holds the annual Rappahannock Festival in May. Watch for “Jazz on the Rapp.” In addition, from April through September visitors can enjoy 1st Fridays at the winery. The winery remains open until 9pm on these nights with live music and views of the sunset.

Enjoy a visit to Unicorn Winery and plan to spend a while with a glass of wine on the beautiful three-tier deck along the pond filled with fish.

 

 

Unicorn Winery
489 Old Bridge Road,
Amissville, VA 20106

GPS: N38º 41.428’ W77º 54.321’

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