Batch 2022

Infused with cardoon, artichoke, and blessed thistle, grown at the margins of our farm, Thistle is a gentle, modern aperitivo.

Deeper Dive

Thistle is our take on an Italian classic. A tradition in Italy for generations, the artichoke aperitivo is a surprisingly good fit for the mid-Atlantic growing region. Thistle combines botanicals from our farm with local Appalachian herbs. The result is a wholly unique rendition of an otherwise time- honored practice.

Plays Well with...

Rye, Japanese Whiskey, Bourbon.
An elegant addition to a Brooklyn or Sour. Offers a soft counterpoint to citrus-oriented drinks, but also plays as a gentle addition to a weighty nightcap.

  • Production

    34 Cases Produced

    Made and bottled by hand.

  • Base Wine

    100% Vidal from Feisty Fox Farm & Vineyard (Catlett, VA)

  • Key Botanicals

    cardoon, artichoke, blessed thistle, hazelnuts, tarragon, chamomile

  • Aging

    4 months with 50% pecan wood and 50% American oak

Keep Refrigerated after Opening

Sediment in the bottle is natural. Contains hazelnuts, peanuts.

Sediment in the bottle is natural.

Using Thistle on the Bar

While all of our wines can be enjoyed on their own, we created them with cocktails in mind.

Explore our compendium of cocktail recipes using Thistle.

Cocktail Recipes
  • Tastings at Farmers Markets

    Visit us at farmers markets and special events to taste or purchase these wines.


    We cannot currently accept visitors to the farm.

    Market Schedule 
  • Home Delivery

    You can order any of our products for delivery in northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

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  • Find us in Restaurants & Wine Shops

    You may still be able to find our products at your local wine shop, restaurant, or cocktail bar.


    In particular, Domestique, The Whole OxCrystal City Wine Shop, The Wool Factory, Field & Main, and Oyster Oyster have all been strong supporters of us.

  • Shipping

    We do not yet have a license to ship our wines within our outside Virginia.

    We hope to begin offering shipping in Autumn 2024.