The tasting room is an old restored milk house originally built in 1950. Jim and Lynda Taylor purchased their estate unaware of the incredible possibilities the rich and nurtured land would hold for their winery. Mt. Vernon Winery is committed to meticulous vineyard management resulting in a small but spectacular production of their estate bottled wines. Many of these Estate wines have won very prestigious medals (Gold & Above & 95 + Points) at three of the highest ranked competitions in the world.
Mt. Vernon Winery has the capacity to de-stem and crush wine grapes at eight tons per hour and our holding tanks can store nearly 11,000 gallons of wine. The wine cave is currently storing over 500 barrels of French and American oak aged wine.
The harvest of 2010 reaped nearly 80 tons of grapes. The year of 1996 was the first vineyard planting of Estate grapes with 7 acres planted. The year 1999 was our first commercial harvest. However, there is plenty of room to grow on the balance of the 32 acre parcel. More vineyards are planned for the future.