Holli and John Todhunter are passionate about life, love, wine and Italy! After years of study, research, and planning Three Fox Vineyards® was born in 2002.
Their love of Italian wine and food has taken the Todhunters on many trips to the various regions of Italy to learn how their wines are made. Southern France, with it's similar and relaxed feel has also called to them. This Italian focus – with a bit of the south of France thrown in – led them to plant the Italian varietals Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Pinot Grigio, as well as Viognier, the main white wine grape of the Rhone Valley. On estate they also grow Cabernet Franc and Merlot, both of which are grown in many parts of Italy and France. Chardonnay, and Chambourcin are sourced from area growers.
In a very Italian tradition, all of the wines have “fanciful” names, most in Italian with one good French one (Alouette for the Cabernet Franc) thrown in. The vineyards now cover 15 acres on site. Eventually, a case production goal of 5000 per year is targeted.
What's In A Name?
As Holli and John were scouting properties with a real estate agent, Holli spotted three foxes on the slope leading up to where the “Table in the Sky” is and that sealed the bargain for "Three Fox Vineyards®".