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Chateau Morrisette Winery Announces New Winemaker Brian Smyth

Posted on November 04, 2015

Floyd, V.A., November 4, 2015 – Chateau Morrisette Winery announced the appointment of Brian Smyth as enologist and winemaker.

With the winery since 2014, Smyth previously served as assistant winemaker. Prior to joining Chateau Morrisette, Smyth worked in Oregon, Australia, and Virginia with various wineries and vineyards. His Master of Enology degree is from University of Adelaide in Australia, where he focused on practical and technical winemaking and viticulture knowledge. His undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Biology and Environmental Studies is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

“We are excited for Brian to take on this new role, especially with his extensive knowledge of regional wines, technical prowess and diverse industry experience,” said David Morrisette, president of Chateau Morrisette.

About Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette is located at Milepost 171.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, V.A. Wine tastings are $8 per person. For more information, visit, call (540) 593-2865 or visit us on Facebook.

Region: Southeast, USA
Job Function: Winemaking

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