Horton Vineyards

Dennis Horton and his wife, Sharon, with their Viognier vines at the Horton Vineyards property in January 2015. Photo by Erin Scala

Dennis Horton was an innovative pioneer for Virginia wine

Dennis Horton of Horton Vineyards died June 19 at age 73, but his enduring vision for Virginia wine lives on. Horton helped shape a generation of winemakers by introducing them to now-iconic Virginia wines made from Viognier, Norton, Rkatsiteli, Tannat grapes and more. In a 2016 article about Horton Vineyards, Horton referenced his “willingness to confront […]

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LIVING Picks: Week of May 31- June 6

Family Dragonflies of Ivy Creek Saturday, June 3 Bring your family and a pair of binoculars to Ivy Creek and learn more about the dragonflies that live there. Meet the group at the Education Center. Free, 11am-12:30pm. Ivy Creek Foundation, 1780 Earlysville Rd. 973-7772. Nonprofit 4 Our Freedom 5K Saturday, June 3 This seventh annual 5K […]

Eric Trump's Albemarle vineyard uses foreign workers to prune the vines. 
Photo Amanda Maglione

Foreign laborers: Trump not the only vineyard hiring

President-elect Donald Trump made stopping illegal immigration a cornerstone of his campaign. Legal immigration, however, is another matter, and son Eric Trump’s winery has filed a request with the U.S. Department of Labor to hire six foreign workers to prune grapevines. Trump Vineyard Estates isn’t the only local winery importing laborers on an H-2A visa. […]