With views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and vineyard plantings sloping up the Short Hill Mountain, Breaux Vineyards is situated in a picturesque location ideal for grape growing, in Purcellville in Loudoun County.
Paul Breaux fell in love with this piece of Virginia land and founded the winery in 1994. At the time, he began with the pre-existing grape plantings of just over 1 hectare and has evolved into one of the largest and fastest growing wineries in Virginia. Today they this family owned and run winery has over 40 hectares of vineyards and produce several award-winning wines.
Paul’s daughter, Jennifer Breaux Blosser, manages and operates the winery and vineyards, overseeing sales and events and her husband Christopher Blosser serves as General Manager.
Despite being one of Virginia’s largest winegrowers, Breaux Vineyards is committed to quality and diligently hand harvests, prunes, and hand sorts each cluster before they’re pressed.
At Breaux they have a deep respect for the relationship between the land, the grapes and the hands that tend them. The vineyard crew nurtures the vines and fruit with the utmost of care and respect throughout the year.
Heather Munden, began her career in wine after a meeting with Robert Mondavi. “His passion for wine was infectious…and I was hooked,” she recalls. “I grew up on a large ranch and loved raising and cooking my food. The passion I found for flavor naturally led me to a passion for great wine.”
Heather, who most recently held the prestigious title of Artisan Winemaker at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, brings with her more than 20 years’ experience producing ultra-premium wines around the world. Since earning her degree at the University of California, Davis she has garnered critical acclaim for her wines, with nearly 20 wines ranging from 90 to 95 points from Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine and Spirits magazines. From Australia to Italy and New Zealand to Chile, where she was winemaker for renowned Viña Errazuriz, she kept her focus on producing balanced wines that are expressive of the vineyard.
“Heather’s skill in extracting the best from a single-vineyard environment and in small lots is what makes her unique.” says General Manager of Breaux Vineyards, Christopher Blosser. “As a 100% estate-grown farm winery it’s important to have someone who is passionate about the care of the land and who works as part of our team to build upon the world-class wines people have come to expect from Breaux.”
Heather is excited to be a part of Virginia’s growing wine industry, and in particular a part of Breaux Vineyards. “I’m intrigued with Virginia wines. I’m particularly fascinated with how well the wines from Breaux Vineyards age, and I’m excited to carry that on into the future and share it with our guests.”