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'French wine' from Virginia enjoying spirited growth

Matthieu Finot checks the maturing white wine in barrels on Oct 8, 2014 at the King Family vineyard in Crozet, Virginia.

Crozet, Virginia

WHEN Matthieu Finot moved to Virginia, he planned to stay for only a year. That was a decade ago. He is now among a growing number of French winemakers setting up shop in the US state, where former president and Francophile Thomas Jefferson struggled to produce grapes two