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Read this first

Read this first

As the C-VILLE Design Annual returns (p. 16) to look at a rising generation of architects, we ask, What’s Next? I like the question; being C-VILLE’s editor for the past nine years, I’ve spent a lot of time pondering it myself. Putting together a good read each week—and landing on the thing that needs to […]

Bank retains Kluge for $19M

Bank retains Kluge for $19M

  Glass half empty: Looking on as the failed auction commences for Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard are, from left, Chad Zakaib, former general manager at Jefferson Vineyards; Matthieu Finot, King Family Vineyards winemaker; Virginia Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Matthew Conrad; Jonathan Wheeler, former director of Kluge’s Champagne program; an unidentified observer; and Gregory Brun, […]

Once, twice, three times a wine

Once, twice, three times a wine

"We were probably at the brewery.” Emily Hodson Pelton is recalling a fateful conversation with fellow winemakers Jake Busching and Matthieu Finot, when Busching chimes in. “We said, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if…?’” Matthieu Finot (left) of King Family Vineyards, Emily Hodson Pelton of Veritas Vineyard and Winery and Jake Busching of Pollak Vineyards combine […]

Countdown to Kluge auction continues

Countdown to Kluge auction continues

Naturally, it didn’t take long for Patricia Kluge’s news to spread, like red wine on a white linen tablecloth. More than two weeks ago, C-VILLE broke the story that Farm Credit of Virginias have foreclosed on Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard, Albemarle’s largest winery, which is owned by Kluge and her husband Bill Moses. Kluge […]

Kluge, Sweely: Putting a cork in it

Kluge, Sweely: Putting a cork in it

Governor Bob McDonnell was among friends when, on October 22, joined by his wife Maureen and the state’s Secretary of Agriculture Todd Haymore, McDonnell visited King Family Vineyards for the ceremonial signing of legislation that repurposed state wine tax revenue towards marketing and promotion. McDonnell is an enthusiastic wine advocate, and he reminded all who […]

Live Arts looks to freshen the script in its 21st season

Live Arts looks to freshen the script in its 21st season

At first glance, Satch Huizenga seems like a guy who’d be more at home hosting a TV show about fishing and trapping than a man in charge of the city’s best-known theater organization, which, at 20 years of age, has become, despite its best efforts to stay on the edge, an institution, capital I, of […]