The Williamsburg Winery took its present form for the first time in 1985, when Patrick and Margaret Duffeler bought a parcel of land which they called "Wessex Hundred". They began planting vines immediately, and the first harvest was taken in 1987. The first wine was released in 1988, and was called "Governor's White". This wine remains the winery's most popular. The Williamsburg Winerey produces approximately 65,000 cases of wine annually.