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Cheryl Kellert Honored at VA Executive Mansion

Cheryl and Al Kellert with Virginia's First Lady.

Cheryl and Al Kellert with Virginia's First Lady.

On July 18, Governor and Mrs. Robert F. McDonnell hosted a reception to honor Women in Business at the Executive Mansion in Richmond. Cheryl Kellert, co-owner and co-winemaker at Gray Ghost Winery in Amissville, VA, was presented a certificate “For her vast achievements, leadership in the community, and character and dedication as a Woman in Business in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Gray Ghost recently celebrated its 17th anniversary, and produces a full line of outstanding wines. At a recent blind tasting, this writer judged Gray Ghost Chardonnay number one in a field that included offerings from Virginia, California, and Chablis. Not surprisingly, this wine just garnered a DOUBLE GOLD at the Indy International Wine Competition.

Gray Ghost Vineyards was established at an abandoned horse farm in beautiful Rappahannock County in 1984. For more info, visit