Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery

Virginia's Capital has its first brewery & winery in its history. Garden Grove Brewing Company & Urban Winery is Richmond's first production facility to serve its customers both beer and wine in one location.

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Announcement Richmond's First Production Facility To Serve Both Beer and Wine

BALANCE. PASSION. SUSTAINABILITY.

Our initial offerings will include wine utilizing classic French grapes (Petit Verdot, Chardonnay) and a rotation of other unique varieties such as pyments (wine grapes & honey hybrids), still & sparkling meads, and ciders.


Current Offerings:

Available Now

Foxy Flora

5.9%ABV

Sparkling honey wine crafted with fruits and flowers.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Foxy Flora

Aroma: Strawberry Starburst, Rose Petal, Citrus, Hibiscus, Cherry

Flavor: Candied Lemon, Strawberry, Rose, Papaya

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Mon Chéri Chablis

8%ABV

Mon Chéri Chablis is a sparkling Pyment crafted with Virginia Chardonnay Grapes, Clover Honey, and Virginia Oyster Shells.  Chardonnay vines grown in the Chablis region of France are planted in soils comprised of limestone, clay, and fossilized oyster shells.  The soil gives the wines a distinct mineral flavor.  Inspired by that flavor profile we crafted Mon Chéri Chablis with Virginia oyster shells to replicate the minerality.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Mon Chéri Chablis

Aroma: Apple, Pear, Flinty, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Oceanic

Flavor: Apple, Lemon Zest, Stony, Pear, Honeydew Melon

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2017 Stella

9.1%ABV

Rosé style pyment made with Virginia Summer thistle honey and Virginia Petit Verdot and Vidal Blanc grapes aged for 6 months in red wine barrels.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
2017 Stella

Aroma: Passion Fruit, Roses, Raspberry, Strawberry-Mango, Citrusy

Flavor: Pomegranate, Rose, Nectarine, Watermelon, Berry, Sour Cherry

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2015 Akari

10.1%ABV

Mead/Saki hybrid aged for 22 months in Chardonnay barrels.  Made with Alfalfa Honey and Rice.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
2015 Akari

Aroma: Hazelnut, Apple, Vanilla, Sherry, Brown Butter, Pear

Flavor: Pear, Coconut, Apple Butter, Vanilla

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2016 Chardonnay

13.5%ABV

Stainless steel fermentation preserved the varietal characteristics with added complexity and volume from sur lie aging for 10 months in neutral French oak. Partial malolactic fermentation preserves a bright acidity.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
2016 Chardonnay

Aroma: Apple, Canned Pear, Honeysuckle, Honeydew, Kiwi

Flavor: Pear, Stony, Melon, Buttery

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2015 Petit Verdot

14.5%ABV

Grapes meticulously managed in Garden Grove’s own vineyard in Delaplane, VA created a wine with complex dark and bright fruit flavors, ripe tannins, and a rich mouthfeel. Aged 10 months in French oak.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
2015 Petit Verdot

Aroma: Black Pepper, Jammy, Mineral, Prune, Fig

Flavor: Pepper, Black Cherry, Leather, Ancho, Tobacco

In Purgatory

Julia

5.8%ABV

Sparkling Honey wine made with Orange Blossom & Clover honey as well as a variety of fruits and flowers.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Julia

Aroma: Cherry, Berries, Watermelon, Fruit Punch, Tangerine

Flavor: Fruit Punch, Cherry, Berries, Citrus, Red Popsicle

In Purgatory

Red Sun Sparkler

6%ABV

Sparkling Honey wine made with Clover Honey and orange peel, tangerine peel, and grapefruit.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Red Sun Sparkler

Aroma: Citrus, Plum, Melon, Peach, Strawberry, Floral

Flavor: Tangerine, Lemon, Berry, Mint


Mike Brandt, Head Brewer and Winemaker

Prior to opening Garden Grove Brewing Company, Brandt started his career at Naked Mountain Vineyard as both the vineyard manager and head winemaker. In the pursuit to refine his skills Brandt went on to work alongside acclaimed winemaker and viticulturist Jim Law at Linden Vineyards. Brandt has also worked in agricultural, plant, fermentation, and environmental sciences and research, at institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University, Longwood University, Smithsonian Institution Conservation and Research Center, and Virginia State University. Understanding ingredients and how they impact all elements of the wine and beer is vitally important, something Mike Brandt has focused on continually through his career.


Urban Winery

The 1930's gave birth to Carytown, a Richmond landmark and home to an eclectic selection of eateries, shops, and now its very own urban winery. Our mission is simple, deliver products that are diverse, delicious, and adventurous. Our operation is based on small batch production which allows our urban winery to truly explore a wide variety of ingredients and methods. This approach also allows our winemaker, Michael Brandt, the ability to source our own ingredients from Garden Grove’s urban garden.

By producing our own ingredients and serving our wines strictly in our tasting room, we control the process, eliminating harsh storage, flavor degradation, and adverse transportation conditions. Taking these steps play a large role in maximizing the complexities and flavor of our wines. Our organic urban garden produces the following ingredients, wine grapes, plums, aronia berries, blueberries, strawberries, figs, rosemary, lemongrass, thyme, rosemary, lavender, oregano, lemon balm, ginger, and mint. Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery, Ingredient Driven, Garden to Glass.

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