Linden Update | April 2014

2014’s spring tease is more pronounced than usual. Temperature swings from the 80º’s down to the 20º’s aggravate humans more than our vines. The season had a very late start. We are still a week or two away from bud break which normally begins on April 20. Fortunately that means there is nothing yet green on the vines that can be damaged by frost. The photo below is what we are hoping for before we say goodbye to April.



Our seminar series lead by Neal Wavra have been a big success, so we have scheduled two additional sessions for the summer. Each seminar will focus on a particular varietal or type of wine and explore its origin, distinctive characteristics, regional variations and pairing potential. Participants will taste five wines in the hour-long seminar. Seminars are for case club members and their guests (maximum party of four). The seminars are held in Linden’s Library, so space is limited and reservations are required.
These summer seminars will be held at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM.
Chardonnay: Sunday, June 1
Rosé: Sunday, June 8
Riesling: Saturday, July 12
The fee is $40 per person.


Reservations can be made online through this link:
Reservations will be “first come/first served” based on Email time queue. We will call for a credit card confirmation that will secure your reservation. A full refund will be extended for cancellations made with a minimum of 48 hours notice,

May 16 Dinner

I’d been hearing whispers about Glen Gordon for several years, but only recently have I had the opportunity to visit. Proprietors Dayn Smith and Nancy Moon have been quietly renovating their beautiful manor house in nearby Huntley since moving there in 2006. They have a ‘Linden-like’ business philosophy of slow, focused and sustainable evolution. They come to us after decades of experience in exotic venues such as Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and Detroit. They now make Virginia their home and are readying Glen Gordon for its next level of hospitality that will include a small fine dining restaurant and expanded rooms. Glen Gordon’s kitchen recently received a two thumbs up seal of approval by the industry’s harshest critics: Linden’s staff. We were wowed by a fabulous 5 course dinner prepared to pair with our wines. I’m looking forward to sharing an equally wonderful experience next month with those of you fortunate enough to join us.

Jim Law