Greenhill Winery & Vineyards- Extraordinary in Everyway
By Frank Britt
Rustic elegance. History. Heritage and serenity. Fine French-influenced wines made from 100% Virginia grapes and a legacy deeply rooted in Virginia soil. And, most certainly, one of the most beautiful winery properties in Virginia. Greenhill Winery & Vineyards is extraordinary!
Almost a decade before acquiring the property, David Greenhill had been impressed by the picturesque landscape of Northern Virginia wine country. Wineries, complete with friendly winemakers and staff, beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lush vineyards, and a sense of simple, earthy lifestyle, made him want to return again and again.
|An irresistible opportunity presented itself in 2013 when the property, which is in the town of Middleburg, became available. Passionate about the blossoming and “still pure” Virginia Wine Country, David Greenhill fell in love with the 128-acre estate bordered by the Little River. The property includes a natural pond, historic Manor House circa 1762, Tasting Room and 20-plus acres under vine. Current varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay. Greenhill Winery & Vineyards is proud to be part of the Loudoun County Mosby Wine Cluster and the Middleburg American Viticultural Area (AVA).According to well-known wine expert, Sébastien Marquet, Greenhill’s Consulting Winemaker, the experience here demystifies wine to its basic elements of terroir–nature, soil, climate–and the human “savoir faire.” His goal is to deliver the expression of the unique terroir, aroma and flavor, into every glass of Greenhill wine.The Tasting Room, with its earthy ambiance and friendly professional staff, provides the opportunity to try some of Greenhill’s award-winning wines. (The 2012 Bordeaux-style blend “Philosophy” and the 2013 Chardonnay received 89 points and 88 points, respectively, from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.) Greenhill’s signature Blanc de Blancs, made from 100% Chardonnay grapes in the Methode Champenoise style, is included in wine tastings. The Tasting Room is open daily with the exception of certain holidays. Picnic packages of cheese, meats, fresh bread, Greenhill honey and hand-made local truffles are available and perfect to enjoy with your favorite Greenhill wine as you watch the sunset and listen to regularly scheduled live entertainment.
Greenhill also offers a Premium Wine & Truffle Pairing and a Grapes-to-Glass Experience that gives guests an in-depth look at the winery’s vineyard practices and techniques designed to coax signature flavors from soil and grape. Highlights include a stroll through the vineyards, a look into the production room and a visit with the Charolais cows and honey bees. The tour culminates in a seated tasting of Sebastian Marguet’s current releases in Manor House.
Greenhill has a Wine Club whose members receive many exclusive benefits, including complimentary tastings, 15% discount on wine purchases, invitation to release parties and other special events, as well as the ability to book private events at The Manor.
Greenhill’s plans for the future include a new three-level equestrian-inspired Tasting Room and State-of-The-Art Barrel Room. All facilities are available for weddings, social, corporate and other special events.
Greenhill Winery & Vineyards
23595 Winery Lane, Off Route 50
Middleburg, VA 20117