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A Virginia Chardonnay That's Amazing with Seafood

A Virginia Wine That’s Great With Seafood

Chatham Vineyards Church Creek Chardonnay Photo courtesy of Chatham Vineyards

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles that cost less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Jake Slater, manager and wine buyer, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore

What: Chatham Vineyards Church Creek Chardonnay.

Why: Chatham Vineyards is located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, very close to Shooting Point Oyster Company, one of the great local family farms from which Woodberry Kitchen source oysters. The Chardonnay is steel-fermented and completely unoaked. “There is no better pairing for fresh Chesapeake seafood than from the local grower, practicing organic farming, right next door,” says Slater.

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.

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