Since ancient times, wine has been stored in natural caves because they provide high humidity, which minimizes evaporation, and cool, constant temperatures – key components of aging wine.
Maggie Malick Wine Cave’s 215-acre property extends up Short Hill Mountain, which is part of the Blue Ridge Mountain range. But its soil is composed of soft shale that won’t support a cave in its mountain side. So, we built one.
Wine caves are an integral component of the wine industry worldwide. Ours was was purchased as a “cut and cover” cave kit. The photo slideshow, below, illustrates how it was built.
Our Wine Cave is a versatile space that serves as our tasting room, as well as where we ferment, store, blend and bottle Maggie’s award-winning wine. Come and see it for yourself!
In 2019, Maggie tripled the winery area by adding a whole new building. It is large and spacious . This facility functions as a wine production area where we make our fine wines, and it is also available for private events and weddings.
The expanded building can seat up to 125 people and has ample room for caterers and their food preparation areas.
With increased demand for Maggie’s wines, she is also using this room for oak barrel aging and stainless steel tanks. This is a working winery.