We have chosen to build a small brewery and winery because it fosters exploration, creativity, and allows us to be INGREDIENT DRIVEN. We grown many of our own ingredients, focus on LOCAL, ORGANIC, and even FORAGE for ingredients.
While we celebrate many classic styles and cultural traditions, we refuse to be contained or restricted by convention. We strive to blur, erase, and rewrite the lines that define style, beer, wine, and our own expectations.
At Garden Grove we largely avoid bottling and distribution. Proponents of Small batch wine and craft beer have recognized the immeasurable quality that is possible when the ingredients are grown by the producer, the beverages are never under harsh storage or transportation conditions, and are served fresh at the source. Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery brings wines and beers crafted under those perfect conditions directly to Richmond, VA.
Our extensive barrel fermentation and aging program exclusively uses French and American oak wine barrels. All of our barrels are used and previously stored either Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, or Chardonnay. We barrel age our beers anywhere from 1 month to over 1 year, producing truly one-of-a-kind results.