Early Mountain Vineyards

Maya Hood White
Madison, Virginia

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the Congress Has Heart Reception 

At the foot of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, nature is at once graceful and fierce. Early Mountain’s award-winning wines are made here through a combination of ingenuity and true grit. We carefully tend every vine of our mountain fruit so the wine that emerges from the cellar is a clear descendant of the harvest — a unique wine that respects its heritage while embracing evolution and adventure. Virginian through and through.  

With an excitement for environmentally low-impact viticulture, wine chemistry and sensory, Maya manages the vineyards at Early Mountain and leads wine production in the cellar. Born in California, Maya has found a new love of wine in central Virginia. She earned an M.S. in Viticulture and Enology from U.C. Davis, with her research focusing on time-dependent sensory profiles and bubble nucleation of sparkling wine, as well as studies of Viognier wines from France, California and Virginia. She gained previous experience at several local boutique wineries around the state. Before getting into wine, Maya studied mathematics
and engineering.