Norton grapes, once among the most-popular varietals in the country, were first cultivated in Virginia in the 1800s. But vines were ripped out during Prohibition, and after Prohibition’s repeal many wineries shunned Norton in favor of grapes perceived as easier to grow. In the last 20 years, several Virginia vineyards have worked to bring back the state’s native red. Chrysalis has 41 acres under vine — which is thought to be the largest Norton planting in the world.
Special Dishes: Norton Wine
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