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Michael Shaps Wineworks Acquires Shenandoah Vineyards

November 07, 2018

Virginia wine consultant purchases the state's second oldest active winery from Emma Randel, now 92 years young. She and her husband Jim first planted grapes in 1976 on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that had been in her family since the mid-1800s and opened Shenandoah Vineyards in 1979. Shaps had been her wine consultant since 2010. Shaps took over management of the winery in August, and the sale was officially completed about two weeks ago.