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Veritas Owner, Andrew Hodson, recaps all of the Spring happenings on the farm, family updates, and staff features.

June 18, 2024

Spring’s Bounty: New Beginnings and Celebrations at Veritas

photo of rows of vineyard vines on top of mountain

The big news this winter is that we are now in our 25th year in business—it is our 25th Anniversary! Read the latest newsletter update from Andrew on winter in the vineyard, how we got the Veritas name, and the recent award season!

March 13, 2024

Unveiling Veritas: A Journey Through 25 Years Of Truth And Triumph

Veritas 25th Anniversary logo in red on black damask background.

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with romance, and what better way to express your love than with the timeless combination of chocolate and wine? Explore our curated selection of chocolate and wine pairings designed to elevate your Valentine’s celebration to new heights of indulgence and passion.

February 13, 2024

Indulge in Valentine’s Romance with Perfect Chocolate and Wine Pairings

Glass of Veritas Sparkling Rosé, part of a charcuterie board, and small jar of chocolate truffles.

Christmas, for the most part, is for the children, but it is also our most profound celebration of birth, transcending into the love of and love for children, who are the future for all of us.

December 20, 2023

Toasting to Love, Joy, and Holiday Moments

Veritas Owner, Andrew Hodson, shares some key takeaways from fall on the vineyard!

November 17, 2023

Autumn Tales from Veritas

Picture of Veritas Vineyard in Autumn

Veritas Summer Retrospective 2022 Well it’s all over now – summer that is. Labor Day is past, the kids are back to school, and harvest is in a damp swing.

September 13, 2022

Climate, Bottles, Bugs, and Summer Travels

Veritas Vineyard in the Summer

“Now over everything the autumn light is thrown And every line is sharp and every leaf is clear…” – Poem in Autumn, by May Sorton It really does seem like the light is different in autumn. I’m not sure why. There seems to be a clarity often enhanced by the morning chill. The sun lights […]

November 22, 2021

Autumn Retrospective

Maybe There is a Shot at Glory This week I am featuring Cabernet Franc almost as a sequel to my last blog on Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Merlot are both regarded by some as maligned grapes. You may have gathered I’m not a big fan of Merlot; the opposite is true of Cabernet Franc. Until […]

October 26, 2021

The Dark Days of Cabernet Franc are Over

Veraison – What was that again? If you Google the French term “véraison” the English equivalent is “veraison.” Under the French entry it says, “Maturation des fruit, spécialement du raisin qui prend sa couleur.” That roughly means ripening of fruits, especially of the grape which takes its color. When I come across a term like […]

July 21, 2021

A Day in the Life of A Vine – Veraison

Vines during Veraison

I thought I would give “ witnessing wine” a break for a week because I recently had the delight to try our latest 2019 release of Viognier as well as experiencing a recent Viognier with Jennie Mcloud of Chrysalis vineyard. I was stoked to witness two superb wines that really are unique to Virginia.The thing […]

October 16, 2020

In Search of Virginia Viognier – Update and Reality Check

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