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At SMV, we take our cues from land, soils, the vines and especially Mother Nature, she has the upper hand. When reflecting on Thomas Jefferson and his influence on Virginia wines, we cannot help but recognize his deeply fascinating, historical, and geological teachings on how best to harness Mother Nature.

Southwest Mountains has a unique octave in the dynamic Old World style wines grown on our three estates. Virginia’s wine conversation is progressing from despite the climate to because of our unique climate we are able to…. at SMV we embrace the region’s challenges and hope you will savor this in every glass.

We couldn’t do this work without our renowned team, our SMV family. Together we work to honor the beautiful land and history that make up the Southwest Mountains.

At Southwest Mountains Vineyards, we believe

…in crafting wine that honors the distinctive geographic locations and pays tribute to farming, agriculture and the distinctive grape varietals.

We believe that tender vines need to be prudently nurtured, and that a commitment to land preservation and renewal is essential.

We believe that exceptional wines are made by dedicated and passionate craftspeople.

We believe that winegrowing in Virginia is deeply rooted in tradition.

We believe in the natural and distinct beauty that is Keswick, Virginia and the Monticello AVA.

We believe in exceeding expectations by elevating the quality of Virginia wine and that every glass has a story worth telling and each bottle deserves a place on the table.