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Site Dedicated to Michael Virgil Evans | December 6, 1957 ~ November 18, 2019
"Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people."
William Shakespeare

Mattaponi Winery is a family-owned winery in the heart of Spotsylvania County, with a passion for making a variety of National and International Award-Winning wines. 


Our Evans family has lived on their land for over 100 years, which is surrounded by four rivers:  Mat, Ta, Po and Ni.  These rivers begin coming together in Spotsylvania County, and then Caroline County to make up the Mattaponi River as it flows 103 miles towards the York River. 


Our wine makers, Michael Evans and Janette Evans used to love fishing small mouth bass and catfish daily on the riverbanks.  This love is what brought Mike and Janette together with a vision.  Their passion for fishing the Mattaponi River was as strong as their passion for making wine, so they decided to bring both together, and named their winery after the river they loved so much. 


These Mattaponi wine makers have made wine for over 30 years and naming it after the river dear to their hearts.  They added an amazing filtration system that filters the water 11 times making it 99 percent pure to make their wine still today.   

What is Happening at Mattaponi Winery

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ― Paulo Coelho
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