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Tulip Lane 1602
Pleasant Valley, WV 26554
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Tasting @ Heston Farm

Taste up to 4 wines free of charge.

Our $6 tasting includes a souvenir glass and your choice of 6 of our wines.

Our $8 tasting includes a souvenir glass and a tasting of all of our wine varieties.

About The Wines

Spring Peeper Chardonnay (Serve Chilled)

Grapes: Chardonnay (Shar-doe-NAY)

History: American East Coast Varietal made with grapes from the Shenandoah Valley. Aged in combination of stainless steel and French oak barrels.

Flavor Profile: This is a dry and crisp wine with aromas of apples and pears, backed by a hint of toasted oak. The flavors are nicely integrated with layers of fruit and subtle oak nuances. It is not buttery or heavy like a California Chardonnay.

Food Pairings: Shellfish, whitefish, seafood, grilled chicken and light butter or lemon sauces.

Label: Our Spring Peeper line is named after the Spring Peeper frogs that come out each spring. No bigger than the end of your thumb, these tiny frogs come together by sheer numbers to make a mighty chorus heralding the end of winter.
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Siggy Riesling (Serve Chilled)

Grapes: Riesling (Rees-ling)

History: Riesling is a white grape that originated in Germany, and is known for its flowery aroma and high acidity. Rieslings are usually varietally pure (meaning it is made with one variety of grape) and seldom oaked. They are one of the most versatile wines around.

Flavor Profile: This is a crisp, semi-sweet wine, with a hint of pineapple.

Food Pairings: Tropical fruit, lamb, lobster, Indian food or almost any entrée, app or dessert.

Label: Siegfried, or as we call him, Siggy, was born on our farm years ago. Siggy was a Toggenburg goat, which like our Riesling wine, originated in the Alps of Europe.
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Prudence & Penelope Sweet White Wine (Serve Chilled)

Grapes: Vidal Blanc (Vee-dahl BlahN)

History: Vidal Blanc is a hybrid grape, and one of the most versatile varietals in North America.

Flavor Profile: This is our sweet white wine. No lipstick is needed for these sweet porkers, Prudence and Penelope! Like this luscious wine made with Vidal Blanc, they are as sweet and refreshing as can be. It has flavors of honeysuckle and pineapple.

Food Pairings: Alfredo, grilled salmon, gorgonzola cheese, spicy chicken or savory beef.

Label: Prudence and Penelope were the owner’s first two pet pigs when he was a child.
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Dolly Llama Extra Sweet Apple Wine (Serve Chilled)

Grapes: Traminette sweetened with apple juice

History: Traminette is a cross of the French American hybrid Joannes Seyve and the German Vitis vinifera cultivar Gewurztraminer.

Flavor Profile: This is our extra sweet white wine with a sweet apple taste and light, crisp finish.

Food Pairings: Richer foods such as fried chicken, bleu cheese and creamy pasta dishes. It is also a great stand-alone wine.

Label: Dolly was our first llama on the farm, brought here in 2003. She, along with several others, still resides down near the pavilions.
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Jade’s Sweet Reward Rose Table Wine (Serve Chilled)

Grapes: Vidal Blanc (Vee-dahl BlahN) DeChaunac (duh SHAW-nak)

History: Rose or blush wines can be made from a red grape, or from combining a white with a red. Ours is made by mixing a white, Vidal Blanc and a red, DeChaunac.

Flavor Profile: Looking for a sweet reward for yourself or a friend? Try our Rose. Made with Vidal Blanc & De Chaunac, it’s often compared to White Zinfandel. Its light body and delicate flavors pair with everything. “Drink Pink” when you want a food-friendly versatile wine with hints of strawberry.

Food Pairings: Ham, grilled chicken, and melons.

Label: Jade is our German Shepard, who was trained, and probably born, in South Africa. She went to Iraq in 2005 and spent 5 years as a bomb-detection dog, assigned to the entrance of the green zone. Jade and her trainer, Fairmont native Tom Ledsome, searched thousands of vehicles, and hundreds of packages. During their time not one device ever made it into these areas; potentially saving thousands of lives. Tom and Jade then returned to Baghdad, and supervised a shift of 30 teams. After Jade broke a toe on her back paw, Tom asked his good friend Mickey if Jade could retire at Heston Farm. She has been with us since 2011.
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Spring Peeper Merlot

Grapes: Merlot (Mer-low)

History: The most widely planted grape in France’s Bordeaux region, and one of the most popular red varietals. Merlots are thin skinned and typically produce a medium bodied wine.

Flavor Profile: Our Merlot expresses dark fruit aromas such as currants and blackberries, and age nicely. The palate is rich, full bodied and deep, showing good balance and finish. The layers of red fruits are enhanced by aging in French oak barrels.

Food Pairings: Grilled steak, lobster and lamb.

Label: Our Spring Peeper line is named after the Spring Peeper frogs that come out each spring. No bigger than the end of your thumb, these tiny frogs come together by sheer numbers to make a mighty chorus heralding the end of winter.
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Bastion Semi-Sweet Red Blend

Grapes: Cabernet Franc (KA-behr-nay FRAHNK) and Charbourcin (Sham-bor-san)

History: This blend originated from two French grapes, one of which is Cab Franc, a major black grape varietal used in red wines and blends.

Flavor Profile: Our semi-sweet red wine blends Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin creating abundant aromas of candied fruit and eucalyptus. The flavors express rich cherry and raspberry notes as well as a slight spice character. This wine is the perfect companion for a pizza night or an outdoor barbecue.

Food Pairings: Wide variety of fare from spicy barbecue to pasta, meats and smoked cheeses.

Label: Bastion is a 2,400 lb. bull born here on the farm in 2003. He was named after the owner’s first grandchild, Sebastian, who was born the same day.
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Dog and Pony Show Sweet Red Wine

Grapes: Rougeon

History: Rougeon is a dark-skinned French American hybrid which produces fruit with a brilliant hue.

Flavor Profile: With this sweet wine you can taste the dryer red fruits, such as prunes & raisin characteristics. It has sweetness but also has structure. It has the final, tannins, and enough acid and astringency to balance out the sweetness.

Food Pairings: Berries, meatloaf, and fried chicken.

Label: Jack, the miniature horse, and Wilson, the beagle, are both animals here on the farm. Jack is a very spirited little horse who has been known to chase guests when he escapes his pen, walk right up into the pavilions during events, and swim in the river. He lives on the side of a hill down by the pavilions with his better half, Jill. Wilson is our native hunter who arrived on the owner’s doorstep on Mother’s Day in 2006, and can most likely be found soundly sleeping in the parking lot.
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Little Red Train Extra Sweet Red (Serve Chilled)

Grapes: Concord (con-Kord)

History: Concord grapes are used as table grapes, wine grapes, and juice grapes. Concords are typically found in jellies and communion wine.

Flavor Profile: This is a very sweet wine that is similar to grape juice.

Food Pairings: White fish, salty cheeses, and nuts.

Label: Scooter is our Corgy here on the farm, and Sadie is the Dalmatian. The train shown on the label is the same train that used to entertain Mickey and his siblings at the old Starlight Drive-In Theatre here in Fairmont. When the venue closed, Mickey purchased the train and brought it to the farm.
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Barry Sweet Blackberry Extra Sweet Red (Serve Chilled)

Grapes: Concord (con-Kord) sweetened with blackberry juice

History: Concord grapes are used as table grapes, wine grapes and juice grapes. Concords are typically found in jellies and communion wine.

Flavor Profile: This luscious, full-bodied wine captures the taste of fresh picked blackberries. Sweet, smooth, mellow, and extremely good-tasting.

Food Pairings: Pastries and cheeses.

Label: It’s Bear-E-Licious! It is summer in a bottle – to be enjoyed any time of the year!
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Red Tail Red Dessert Wine

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (Cab-air-nay So-veen-yawN)

History: Port originated in Portugal, and is typically a sweet red wine, served as a dessert wine. It is a fortified wine with a high alcohol content. Our port is 19.5% alcohol, or 39 proof, and is fortified with grappa, the alcohol made from distilling fermented grape skins. This fortified Cabernet Sauvignon is barrel-aged in French oak barrels.

Flavor Profile: This is a sweet but strong red dessert wine. You might smell cherries and taste plum, raisin, and blackberry flavors. It can be served lightly chilled or at room temperature.

Food Pairings: Chocolate cake, ripe fruits, pastries and rich cheeses.

Label: The Red Tail Hawk is a bird of prey, indigenous to West Virginia, known for its keen eyesight. They are skilled hunters and can zoom in on prey over a mile away.
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White Tail White Dessert Wine

Grapes: Vidal Blanc (Vee-dahl BlahN)

History: This sweet white wine is a port, or dessert wine. It is fortified with neutral grain spirits (corn liquor) which gives it a higher alcohol content at 19.5% or 39 proof. This fortified Vidal Blanc is barrel-aged in French oak barrels. It can be served lightly chilled or at room temperature.

Flavor Profile: This is a sweet dessert wine with anise and peppermint flavors with the aroma of apricots.

Food Pairings: Crème brulee, ripe fruits, pastries or rich cheeses.

Label: Also known as the “Virginia Deer,” the white tail is named for the white underside of its tail, which it displays and wags when sensing danger.

Wine Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chambourcin
Chardonnay
Concord
DeChaunac
Merlot
Riesling
Rougeon
Traminette
Vidal

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