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Early Mountain Vineyards Launches 'RISE' - a New Luxury Wine From Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains


MADISON, Va., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Early Mountain Vineyards is pleased to announce the release of RISEa new luxury wine from Virginia, crafted in the style of a Bordeaux grand vin. RISE blends Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Tannat from the winery's flagship Quaker Run vineyard to create this elegant and age-worthy wine. 

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Early Mountain Vineyards Founder Jean Case and Winemaker Ben Jordan

Early Mountain Vineyards RISE

Jean Case who opened Early Mountain Vineyards in 2012 with her husband, Steve Case, commented, "Right from the start at Early Mountain, we dreamed of producing a wine that could stand side by side with the great wines of the world. Our 2015 vintage was the first to offer us that opportunity, proving that patience pays. RISE is an expression of our dedication to quality and excellence, and a reflection of our talented winemaking team including our winemaker, Ben Jordan, and our wine consultant, Paul Hobbs. It is with great pleasure that we now share this special wine with the world." 

"Having worked with Jean and the Early Mountain team since the beginning, I've been proud to be part of this incredible journey," said Hobbs. "RISE showcases both the essence of the Quaker Run vineyard, as well as Ben and the team's focus and dedication; it demonstrates that Virginia has taken its place amongst the great regions of the world."

Early Mountain is indeed gaining recognition for this vision and its accomplishments, having recently been nominated "Best American Winery of the Year" in the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards. Early Mountain is the first Virginia winery, and the first East coast winery outside of New York, to be so honored.

Early Mountain winemaker, Ben Jordan, shared his thoughts on their newest release, "RISE takes the very best that the terroir of our Quaker Run vineyards, on the southern side of Doubletop Mountain, has to offer. RISE sets a new bar in Virginia for style, character, and elegance, with truly special textural and aromatic qualities." 

RISE (SRP: $95) is available nationally through the Early Mountain website and at select retailers and restaurants in New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., at the time of release.

Early Mountain is located in Madison, Virginia and is part of the Monticello Wine Trail offering stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a strong commitment to the vineyard as well as a fervent expression of place, Early Mountain's mission is to craft high-quality wines and to support Virginia's ascent as a world-class wine region. Guests come to Early Mountain for the wines, but stay for the experience. Early Mountain is owned by Jean Case and her husband, Steve, and is located at 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison, Virginia 22727. For additional information, please visit

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