The Norton grape is the oldest cultivated American grape, first produced in 1820 by Dr. D.N. Norton of Richmond, Virginia. During the 19th century, Norton wines were highly valued in both the US and Europe. Today, farming of the Norton grape is concentrated in Missouri, where it is the official state grape. The Norton is highly adaptable to local growing conditions, as it is durable, hearty and immune to nearly all diseases. Vintners value this grape for its ability to produce high-quality, dry table wine. Described as intensely 'grapy' in flavor, the Norton is similar to the concord, but slightly less sweet.
Madison Eats Local Food Club is a CSA offered by a partnership of two small, women-farmed gardens in Madison County. We are committed to soil-friendly, organic growing practices. When you become a member of Madison Eats, you are joining a community of people who value healthy food and healthy relationships. (more...)
Locksley Estate is the 209-acre home of Chrysalis Vineyards and the Locksley Estate Farmstead Cheese Company. We are located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Northern Virginia Piedmont, outside the village of Middleburg, Virginia. (more...)
Nancy and Danny Johnson with their son Shannon and wife Donna, own and operate Johnson's Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery. J Elmo Johnson, great grandson of John T. Johnson, established Johnson's Orchards in 1918 in the area of property that had been in the family since the 1750s. (more...)
Chrysalis Vineyards has the largest planting in the world of an American treasure and Virginia's only native varietal Norton, The Real American Grape!®. (more...)