Book Signing: Peter Taylor- September 24 and 25

Peter Taylor is the author of The Advisor, Kien Bing, South Vietnam, a military and personal story of a young military intelligence officer who is a member of a team advising South Vietnamese forces fighting in the Mekong Delta. He tells the story of the 2nd Lieutenant’s military experiences and his relationship with an American Red Cross worker in Saigon.

The story is based on the real-life experiences of the author and provides the reader with a glimpse into the military intelligence efforts the American advisors, who despite serving as advisors, accompanied their counterparts into the heart of the fighting in the jungles, rice patties, villages and canals of the Delta. But the story of his passionate romance with his girl is just as engaging and keeps the reader wondering if the relationship will survive the demands posed by the war.

About the Author

Peter Taylor is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. He served three combat tours in Vietnam between 1969 and 1973. He enlisted in 1968 and after Infantry Basic and Advanced Training he attended Engineer Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Branch of the U.S. Army.

After his commissioning he attended the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course at Fort Holabird, Maryland. He was sent to the Jungle Warfare School in Panama prior to his assignment to Vietnam.

Taylor is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He holds a master’s degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He attended numerous schools in the U.S. Army and graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, the National Defense University, and the U.S. Army War College. Taylor retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. He is married to his wife of 49 years and has three grown children and young grandchildren. After his retirement from the U.S. Army, he taught Junior ROTC at the high school level for seventeen years. He currently resides in West Virginia.

The ‘war stories’ in this novel are based upon actual events that took place during his tours in Vietnam. 

Library Special this Weekend! Sept 23-26

Visit Gadino Cellars during the weekend of Friday (September23) thru Monday (September 26) and taste two of our Award Winning Library Wines.

Any time during this weekend, you can taste and purchase our 2013 Library Estate Chardonnay and our 2013 Library Delfino Rosso. Receive a 2 oz pour of each wine for just $10 ($8 Club Members)….if you decide that you like these special wines as much as we do, you can then purchase at the following “this weekend” only prices:

2013 Estate Chardonnay – $25 per bottle ($22.50 Club Members)
2013 Delfino Rosso (Bordeaux Blend) – $35 per bottle ($31.50 club members)
Limit of 4 wines per customer while supply lasts – we have 12 cases remaining for each of these wines.

Notes on the 2013 Vintage:

What started as a difficult year turned out a very, very Good year where fabulous wines were made. We had a late Bud break followed by a rainy summer which created much work in the vineyard to keep the grape canopies under control to maximize sunshine and minimize fungal diseases.

Fortunately, the weather from September forward changed with very little rain, sunshine filled days and cooler than average nights. This pattern gave us grapes with excellent sugars, bright acid and made “long-lived” wines. See if you agree with a taste of both these Library Wines!

Limited Time Only: Library Chardonnay

In honor of our Estate Chardonnay harvest on Saturday morning, September 17, we will have one of our library Chardonnay selections available on the tasting menu. Join us for a tasting of this special wine, and be sure to bring home a bottle or two!

Governor’s Cup Nebbiolo “Mini” Vertical Tasting

Experience and compare three of our medal-winning Nebbiolo wines simultaneously!

Each customer receives two ounces of each year Nebbiolo in separate wine glass so you can go back/forth to sample and note your impressions.



COST – $15 per person ($10 for Club members)

  • Tasting fee waived for Virginia Governor Cup Gold Medal Trail members who purchase the entire Nebbiolo flight – i.e. one bottle of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Nebbiolo.
  • Gadino Wine Club Members will receive the normal club discount in place at the time of their tasting.
  • Due to limited availability from our one acre plot of Nebbiolo grapes, sales are limited to one of the following:
    • One mixed three pack – i.e. 2015, 2016, and 2017 – per person.
    • OR
    • three bottles total (e.g. 3ea 2015; or 2 ea 2016 & 1 ea 2017, etc. )

Try a tasting today before they’re gone!

About the Nebbiolo

The Nebbiolo grape comes from Italy’s north-western region of Piedmont. Though the grape is commonly known for being difficult to grow, with thin skins and late ripening, the efforts pay off with beautiful, long-lived wines. At Gadino Cellars, we follow the Piedmont tradition of aging the new wines for 2-3 years in barrel and another 2-3 years in bottle prior to release.

Pair with meats that are rich and fatty, such as slow roasted pork or beef like ragù, or cured meats like prosciutto. For cheeses, opt for creaminess and fat, such as brie, full-fat feta, goat cheese or manchego.

Box Lunch Specials

Gadino Cellars and Before & After Café of Sperryville are partnering up to enhance your visit to our Rappahannock town!

Follow the link below to order one of their delicious box lunches that they will deliver to the Winery before you arrive! Order ahead as late as 9 am Saturday to have the lunch ready and waiting for you by Noon! A great picnic to go with our great wines!

B&A Box Lunch Specials

Add the Special Instructions for delivery to the winery and the date you will be here (You can do this weeks in advance!) and the rest is taken care of!