A launch party for Monticello Wine Company, Afton Mountain Vineyards’ second label, takes place Thursday evening, January 16, at Champion Grill in Stonefield. Photo: Courtesy Monticello Wine Co.

All in the family: The Smiths strike again!

Afton Mountain Vineyards announced a second label this week: Monticello Wine Company. Founded as a winemaking cooperative in Charlottesville in 1873, the historic brand became the largest winery in the South before it shut down with the onset of Prohibition in Virginia, in 1916. Michael Macfarlan, the winemaker at Glass House Winery, and his brother, […]