Just when you thought you knew the name of every vineyard and winery in the Piedmont, a newcomer enters the field. Here’s your opportunity this weekend to taste the fruits of Dry Mill Vineyards and Winery.
The Open House begins Friday afternoon at 4P and continues until 8P with the release of four new 2008 white wines: Steel Chardonnay, Traminette, Viognier, and Barrrel Chardonnay. The latter is a special release for opening weekend and afterwards will age longer in its lightly toasted French Oak barrels.
Festivities continue both Saturday and Sunday at the winery, one mile outside of Historic Leesburg. There will be food and entertainment throughout the weekend. Dry Mill sits on the grounds of the former Loudoun Hunt Club and both the barn and the stables have been lovingly restored.
Owners Dean and Nancy Vanhuss currently have 6 acres planted at their Short Hill Vineyards, their home in Lovettsville. In addition to tasting the whites, Dry Mill has other wines ready for purchase: All 2007 vintage–Rose, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and a Norton.
A big Piedmont welcome to the newest member of the state’s growing wine country.