(ROANOKE, Vir.) - Did you know Virginia-based AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry also owns an award winning winery? In 2013 AmRhein’s continued its tradition of creating award-winning wines, bringing home three Silver Medals in the Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition. The Silvers went to Chambourcin and for the newly released Pinot Gris Reserve and Vidal Blanc wines.
“Making wine is a fine art. It takes patience and love. My love shines through each bottle of AmRhein’s Wine, and our consistent recognition by the VA Governor’s Cup is proof,” said Russ Amrhein, AmRhein’s owner, third generation jeweler and viticulturist of AmRhein’s Wine Cellars.
AmRhein is a German name meaning “on the Rhein” (Rhine River). AmRhein’s was founded in 1921 as FC Amrhein’s, providing jewelry design and repair for Virginia’s Roanoke Valley. The coming years saw the business move to different locations under different versions of the Amrhein’s name, until resting with Amrhein’s Jewelers in 1975. Today, AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry continues to provide the quality products and services it has for four generations, offering an array of fine jewelry in traditional and contemporary fashions. AmRhein’s is home to the exclusive Roanoke & Salem Charms, and has a master jeweler on staff for full service repairs and custom designs.
In 1992, the offerings expanded with AmRhein’s Brides & Formals to include a full range of attire for brides and the wedding party, as well as cocktail dresses, evening gowns, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories. The company name then changed to Amrhein’s Brides, Formals & Fine Jewelry.
AmRhein’s Wine Cellars was added to the company’s offerings in 1999 on Bent Mountain, VA. It is an estate-grown winery, specializing in wines with a German influence. The winery consists of three vineyards in Franklin, Roanoke and Botetourt counties, totaling over 40 acres and yielding 20 varieties of grapes. The winery’s current portfolio consists of 20 wines, and boasts numerous national and international awards.
Today, AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry, Brides & Formals, and Wine Cellars remains a family owned and operated business. AmRhein’s can take couples from the engagement ring to the wedding ceremony, and offer everyone that perfect gift or perfect excuse to shop.
Learn more at www.AmRheins.com.