Nate & Sarah Walsh
WHO WE ARE
Sarah and Nate Walsh are firmly dedicated to the production of premium Virginia wine. Nate Walsh is a career winegrower. Starting as a cellar rat at Horton Vineyards, in Central, Virginia, he went on to work in vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley and Central Otago before spending seven years as the winemaker and vineyard manager for Sunset Hills Vineyard, in Purcellville, Virginia, during a time of large expansion. It was during this time that he began searching for a site from which he knew one could create truly premium Virginia wine.
Sarah, conversely, comes from a background of fine dining, fine wine sales, and wine education. Beginning her career at restaurants in Chicago, Atlanta, and Northern Virginia, Sarah shifted into fine wine sales, working for a wholesaler/importer on the East Coast. She holds a Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.
Sarah and Nate met in 2012, married in 2013, and founded Walsh Family Wine in 2014. Walsh Family Wine is committed to elevating our community. Sarah and Nate have been, or currently are, active as board members in the following regional associations: The Virginia Wine Board, The Virginia Vineyards Association, The Virginia Wineries Association, and The Loudoun Wineries Association.
Farming numerous distinctive sites throughout Northern Virginia, we strive to produce wines reflective of place. Most of our bottlings are vineyard-designate wines, and in time we hope to continually realize the uniqueness of these sites through thoughtful winegrowing, both in the vineyard and cellar. We farm 6 distinct vineyards in Northern Virginia. With the assistance of an outstanding vineyard crew, production team, and sales team, Walsh Family Wine has a goal of exploring the ‘sense of place’ that exists in our small wine region.