Following Michael Havill is following the evolution of a winemaker; a very good winemaker. With a philosophy to do everything right the first time-from grape growing to winemaking-under her skillful hands, Amador’s BellaGrace Winery & Vineyard is catching the eye of wine enthusiasts and critics.
“Charlie began researching Shenandoah Valley and in 2006 we found an ideal piece of property. It was love at first site for us both. Did we spend a lot of time thinking this through? – No!”
Today Michael crafts 4 whites, 2 rosés and a wide variety of red wines at the property. “Charlie [my husband] and I believe that quality always comes with the fruit. Give me good fruit and I can make great wine,” says Michael. And she and Charlie are proving the truth of that statement. Under Charlie’s stewardship, the BellaGrace vineyard has consistently produced quality fruit that provides the foundation for Michael’s award-winning wines.Read More›