Gadino Cellars

    Andreas, Virginia


       About Gadino Cellars



     Like their Italian Grandfathers before them, they believe that growing and making wine on their own land with their own hands is the most sustainable way to create high quality local wines for their community to enjoy around the table.

    They believe in the tradition of a small market place where people can buy fresh and buy local. Their grapes are sustainably farmed on their land and travel by tractor to the winery during harvest.

     Using modern equipment with minimal processing their wines are clean and fresh avoiding heavy preservation methodologies that are typically used by large production wineries who ship their wines around the world. Similar to local sustainable farming that delivers fresh meats and vegetables, they provide fresh wine with a small carbon footprint to put on their table. 

     In this tradition, with their continuous support, they are able to create quality wines each vintage year and give back by donating to our local communities.

     Wine writer Eric Asimov wrote this perspective as a reason to buy local. 

     “I am a locavore, but I don’t believe in supporting local just for the sake of being local,” he said. “The quality has to be there. If it is, then I want to support it, and quality will drive the growth in the region.”

     That, in the end, is the best rationale of all for buying local wines.

     Not because they come from up the road or across the state, but because the producers are farming well, making wine sensitively and offering wines that are good and distinctive. This, ultimately, is wine’s greatest contribution to community and cuisine.

    That fits their philosophy rather well. They believe they grow and create their wines with attention to superlative quality year over year. Their customers tell them this year round. They support their endeavors.