It’s easy. A few clicks and you will be there. £1 a bottle deposit secures your involvement.
This project is nothing without your involvement. Whether you’re an interested onlooker, or a fully-fledged Virtual Winemaker who’s paid their £1 a bottle to reserve a case, we love having you here regardless!
We’ll keep you in touch with every step in the wine’s creation, and updates from the people making it. If you’ve signed up, we will do this via regular emails, and – whether you’re a member or not – here on our site, where we not only blog, but also offer connectivity to other platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
Read, learn, tell us what you think, what you like and don’t like. And, if you’re enjoying your experience with the Virgin Virtual Winery, be sure to tell your friends and get them to participate too.
Virtual Winemakers can not only comment and interact with the winemakers through the channels above, they can also participate in the decision-making process that drives the direction – and future – of the wine. These votes will take place at intervals through the wine’s evolution… so (stating the obvious!) the sooner you get involved, the sooner you can make a real difference to the wine itself.
Elements of the winemaking process, the name of the wine and the way it looks will all be put out to vote – and the majority opinion will rule! What we can guarantee is that the finished wine will be absolutely delicious, and crafted at the fantastic Finca Manzanos winery in Rioja, at the top of the plateau at the congruence of the rivers Ega and Ebro.
The only ‘virtual’ thing in all this is this website. Everything else is 100%, bona-fide real – especially the wine which wouldn’t be too much fun if it was virtual.
Should you find yourself in the vicinity of Rioja, be sure to email us and we’ll sort out a visit for you. And next Spring, we’ll host an event in London where all our Virtual Winemakers can taste a preview of the blend for the first time.
Plus, we are giving two Virtual Winemakers (plus their partner or friend) the chance to win an all expenses paid trip in February to visit the winery firsthand. Lucky them!
If you’ve already paid your pound a bottle, you’re already ‘in’. If you haven’t, £1 a bottle guarantees you a place on this scheme and reserves you one case of wine, as well as giving you one voting right as a Virgin Virtual Winemaker. Be part of history. Click here and we’ll have you cookin’ with gas in no time. We look forward to seeing you there.