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Welcome to Crystal Palate's Wine Country, a wine and lifestyle radio program hosted by award-winning journalist and sommelier, Crystal Cameron-Schaad. New episodes air every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on Cville 107.5 FM and 1260 AM WCHV in the Charlottesville, Virginia market. Crystal is passionate about supporting Virginia's growing and dynamic wine scene, so each week we will have a dedicated segment to talk about some of the exciting things happening in the Virginia wine scene. Crystal also discusses the hottest trends in the beverage industry with winemakers and tastemakers around the world.

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Welcome to Crystal Palate's Wine Country, a wine and lifestyle radio program hosted by award-winning journalist and sommelier, Crystal Cameron-Schaad. New episodes air every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on Cville 107.5 FM and 1260 AM WCHV in the Charlottesville, Virginia market. Crystal is passionate about supporting Virginia's growing and dynamic wine scene, so each week we will have a dedicated segment to talk about some of the exciting things happening in the Virginia wine scene. Crystal also discusses the hottest trends in the beverage industry with winemakers and tastemakers around the world.

    Episode 39: Lee Hartman, Bluestone Vineyard

    Episode 39: Lee Hartman, Bluestone Vineyard

    We are exploring the Shenandoah Valley AVA on this edition of Crystal Palate’s Wine Country. Central and Northern Virginia often get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to Virginia wine, but the Shenandoah Valley is also showing great promise for the fruit of the vine. In fact, the Shenandoah Valley AVA is home ... Read more...

    • 28 min
    Episode 38: Jefferson Vineyards

    Episode 38: Jefferson Vineyards

    We are going back to the beginning of Virginia viticulture to explore the history and legacy of Thomas Jefferson and Phillip Mazzei.  My guests this week are Attila Woodward, the co-owner of Jefferson Vineyards and Chris Ritzcovan, the winemaker at Jefferson. The Woodward family has been at the helm of Jefferson Vineyards for three generations. Attila ... Read more...

    • 29 min
    Episode 37: Katie DeSouza, Casanel Vineyards

    Episode 37: Katie DeSouza, Casanel Vineyards

    We are exploring Casanel Vineyards & Winery in Loudon County, Virginia on this week’s edition of Crystal Palate’s Wine Country. It’s a family owned and operated vineyard & winery in the heart of Leesburg in the Middleburg AVA.The winery opened for business in 2008 and specializes in small lot hand crafted wines. Casanel winemaker Katie ... Read more...

    • 28 min
    Episode 36: Monticello Wine Trail Festival Preview

    Episode 36: Monticello Wine Trail Festival Preview

    The Monticello Wine Trail Festival has become the premiere spring wine event in Central Virginia. The festival features three fun-filled days of exploring the very best wine and food the region has to offer. From exclusive tours with the winemaker to a sparkling brunch and a grand tasting event, this festival offers something for everyone. Stephen Barnard, the ... Read more...

    • 29 min
    Episode 35: Jason Knight, Saudé Creek Vineyards

    Episode 35: Jason Knight, Saudé Creek Vineyards

    We are taking the show on the road this week for a visit to Saudé Creek Vineyards in Lenexa, Virginia.   Saudi Creek is a member of Virginia’s Colonial Wine Trail which is also home to Williamsburg Winery, New Kent Winery and James River Cellars. The Colonial Wine Trail runs along the I-64 corridor east of Richmond. ... Read more...

    • 28 min
    Episode 34: Patricia Hodson, The Retreat at Veritas

    Episode 34: Patricia Hodson, The Retreat at Veritas

    Veritas Vineyards & Winery is a popular spot in the heart of Central Virginia wine country. The first vines were planted in 1999. Over the past two decades, the Hodson family has created a thriving businss and a cozy getaway for visitors near and far. Veritas has a beautiful rustic tasting room complete with cozy ... Read more...

    • 27 min

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