Emily Pelton

September Artist of the Month September 21-25

Emily Pelton

Afton, Virginia

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about  Emily  Pelton

Veritas Winery was started by Andrew and Patricia Hodson in 1999. Born out of their love of wine and commitment to producing quality wine, Veritas has grown into a 20-year-old family business that is on the leading edge of the Virginia wine industry. With over 50 acres in the Monticello wine region, and producing a complex portfolio of wine ranging from sparkling to beautifully balanced red wines, Veritas wine quality starts in the vineyard, and the terroir of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Winemaker Emily Pelton, daughter of Andrew and Patricia, has been the winemaker at Veritas for over 15 harvests and continues to author the beginning chapters of a young and vibrant wine region. Her philosophy is simple - she strives to give each varietal natural, balanced expression by focusing on attention to detail and cultural practices. Her old-world principles of viticulture and vinification are met with her innovative take on winemaking using state of the art technology and principles to capture the true essence and character of each varietal.

Meet + Greet

Monday Sep 21, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Meet + Greet

Artist Cottage | $25

Meet Emily Pelton and learn how this Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology major changed courses and joined the family wine venture.

Gallery Hours

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours

Artist Cottage | Tuesday through Friday | Complimentary

Stop by the Artist Cottage during Gallery Hours to meet Emily and learn more about her craft.

All About a Wine Vertical

Wednesday Sep 23, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

All About a Wine Vertical

Artist Cottage | $75

Taste a vertical of Veritas red wines and learn all about the nuances of vintage variability, as well as what changes in a wine as it ages in your cellar. Winemaker Emily Pelton will share a broad range of vintages and discuss the subtle changes (both desirable and not) that a wine develops with time.

Inside the Barrel

Thursday Sep 24, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Inside the Barrel

Artist Cottage | $75

This unique tasting offers a sneak peek inside the art of winemaking, designed to help you understand how oak impacts not only the flavor of wine, but also its structure and age-ability. Featuring a collection of True Heritage wines, the tasting will allow participants to sample wines with and without barrel aging, as well as different types and toasts of barrels.

The Art of Blending

Friday Sep 25, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

The Art of Blending

Artist Cottage | $75

The art of red wine blending is a challenging yet extremely fun task. This winemaking session will start with a tasting as participants make notes from several lots and barrels of red wine. The class will then work together to decide which lots meet or exceed its expectations, putting together mock blends and enjoying custom glasses of the resulting wine.

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