valle tranquilo bottle 2020 loudoun heights agritourism council

Nestled between Short Hill Mountain and the Blue Ridge, our “peaceful valley” is the Northern Gateway to Virginia’s Wine Country. Tranquil and picturesque, the rolling landscape of the Loudoun Heights Agritourism Trail unfolds to reveal wineries, breweries, culinary delights and historic adventures. Valle Tranquilo is the culmination of our shared passions, showcasing artisanal vintners working collaboratively to create unforgettable experiences for our guests, in both the glass and the heart.

  • Merlot 12.5% (868 Estate Vineyards)
  • Cab Sauv 12.5% (Doukenie Winery)
  • Tannat 12.5% (Hillsborough Winery & Brewery)
  • Cab Franc 25% (Bozzo Family Vineyards, Breaux Vineyards)
  • Petit Verdot 37.5% (Two Twisted Posts, Maggie Malick Wine Caves, Notaviva Farm Brewery & Winery)

For Immediate Release

Loudoun Heights Agritourism Council Releases Collaborative Wine

Eight Loudoun wineries join together to produce a 2020 estate-grown red blend.

The Loudoun Heights Agritourism Council continues to tell the story of Northern Loudoun County viticulture with the release of its second collaborative wine, the 2020 Valle Tranquilo.  This bold red blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat is a full-bodied and complex wine, perfect for enjoying this winter or for cellaring for enjoyment in years to come.

Notaviva Farm Brewery and Winery, Bozzo Family Vineyards, Breaux Vineyards, Hillsborough Winery & Brewery, 868 Estate Vineyards, Maggie Malick’s Wine Caves, Doukenie Winery, and Two Twisted Posts Winery each contributed estate-grown Loudoun County wines and created this winning blend together.  

Steve Bozzo, of Bozzo Family Vineyards, said, “The wine business is not just about business; primarily, it’s about passion.  The 2020 Valle Tranquilo is about the shared passion of the people who own, operate, make, and offer wine at eight wineries in Loudoun Heights, who came together to produce a wonderful new complex red wine blend.  Now, that’s exciting!” 

“It was wonderful to have so many winemakers come together to create the new vintage of the Valle Tranquilo.  Our process narrowed down the choices to two blends, but in the end, there was overwhelming agreement on which one we loved – a true “winemaker’s blend,” complex and nuanced.  It really exemplifies the great wine that is being produced in the Loudoun Heights terroir and the friendship between the vineyards,” said Kerem Baki, owner and winemaker at Hillsborough Winery and Brewery.  

New for this vintage, a label art competition was held in Loudoun County in the spring of 2021.  From the thirty entries received, Loudoun artist Jill Brabant’s Bold Blend was selected as representing the vibrant energy of the wine.  She will be featured at a bottle signing and wine release event at 868 Estate Vineyards on Saturday, February 5th from 2 – 4PM.  

One hundred and ninety-two cases of the 2020 Valle Tranquilo will be released to the Tasting Rooms of the Loudoun Heights Agritourism Council members on February 2, 2022.  The suggested retail price for the wine is $34 a bottle.  A portion of the proceeds raised from wine sales will support future initiatives of the LHATC, including fund raising for charitable causes in Loudoun County.



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