Slater Run Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery located in Upperville, Virginia. Started in 2010 by Christopher and Kiernan Slater Patusky, and Kiernan's parents Bob and Alice Slater, the winery represents the continuation of a 300-year tradition of farming by Kiernan's family along Goose Creek.
Slater Run is a solar-powered winery that has 12+ acres of vines, including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. We specialize in making premium Virginia wines in a dry French style .
We were fortunate to have the assistance of renowned viticulturalist Lucie Morton to help select the vineyard varietals, clones and root stock, and to design the close-spaced vineyard. Lucie worked with Kiernan's father, Bob Slater, to select the two vineyard sites on the farm. Kiernan's mother Alice designed and oversaw implementation of the winery landscaping.
We were also fortunate to hire Ms. Katell Griaud as winemaker in mid-2014, in time for her to make our inaugural vintage that year. Ms. Katell was raised working in her family's vineyards and winery in France and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in winemaking from Bordeaux University. She brings her formidable training and skills to making every Slater Run wine.
The original winery building was built by Bill Tyler in 2014, and the new tasting room building was designed by the owners and completed in 2019. The Slater Run wine label "feather" paintings and the distinctive "Slater Run Vineyards" script were made by local Upperville artist Holly Ward Bimba.
Owners Chris and Kiernan Slater Patusky actively participate directly in every aspect of the operation from root to glass.