Sarah and Nate Walsh are firmly dedicated to the production and sales of premium wine.
Nate Walsh is a career winegrower. Starting as a cellar rat at Horton Vineyards, in Central, Virginia, he went on to work in vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley and Central Otago before spending seven years as the winemaker and vineyard manager for Sunset Hills Vineyard, in Purcellville, Virginia, during a time of large expansion. It was during this time that he began searching for a site from which he knew one could create truly premium Virginia wine.
Sarah, conversely, comes from a background of fine dining, fine wine sales, and wine education. Beginning her career at restaurants in Chicago, Atlanta, and Northern Virginia, Sarah shifted into fine wine sales, working for a wholesaler/importer on the East Coast. She holds a Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.
Sarah and Nate met in 2012, married in 2013, and founded Walsh Family Wine in 2014.
From these hillside sites, we strive not just to produce premium Virginia wines, but premium wine from an international perspective. With Bethany Ridge and Twin Notch, we have found excellent winegrowing conditions, and work diligently and thoughtfully to coax the most expression and balance from these sites as possible. We view the sites as places of pure potential; our job is to realize it.