• Sharon and daughter Shannon Horton continue the legacy of the late Dennis Horton who was one of the first winemakers in Virginia to add tannat to his cabernet franc. This produces a nicely structured, spicy wine with deep color, rich plum flavor and a note of pepper on the finish. ASWA honored Sharon Horton earlier this year with our annual Monteith Trophy for her exceptional contributions to the development and sustainability of the American Wine industry.