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Gabrielle Rausse to Plant Pinot Noir

As reported by Richard Leahy in his blog, Gabriele Rausse, a pioneer of the modern Virginia wine industry, has teamed up with Piedmont Virginia Community College to jointly develop a teaching vineyard on Montalto, the larger, taller mountaintop adjacent to Monticello where Rausse oversees Thomas Jefferson’s vineyards.

PVCC doesn’t have a vineyard establishment class so this new vineyard will give students experience on layout, trellis construction, and other tasks. The vineyard will be planted in thirds to give 3 consecutive years of classes in the establishment work, say PVCC officials.

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