Lovingston Winery, located in the rolling countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is dedicated to the production of the highest-quality wines. Primarily family-run along with the head winemaker, we take great pride in offering a pleasing experience in every bottle.
Their Josie’s Knoll Vineyard site consists of 8.5 acres of densely-planted vines — ranging from the Bordeaux varietals of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to the South African Pinotage as well as Seyval Blanc and Chardonnay. This “dense-planting” — 1200 vines to the acre — stems from the idea that by limiting the number of grape bunches a vine is able to produce, that vine concentrates all of its energy into those fewer clusters, increasing the quality of the fruit.
The winery, built into a hillside on the family farm, employs a gravity-flow production method, allowing us to virtually eliminate the use of pumps and other mechanization we believe detracts from the wines. In addition, we ferment the grapes in relatively small quantities to allow for a more hands-on approach to winemaking and increased quality control.
Winemaker: Riaan Rossouw
Wines Typically Available:
Whites: Seyval Blanc, Petit Manseng
Reds: Pinotage, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Estate Reserve (red-blend), Rotunda Red (red-blend)
April – December
Wednesday – Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Friday – Sunday: 11am to 5pm
January – March
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
And By Appointment
Tasting fee: $5/person
Public Events: Special tastings scheduled on occasion. Please check website and Facebook page.
Food Available: A selection of cheeses and snacks are available.
Pet Policy: No pets, please.