The Hague Winery was our last stop of a three-winery tour in the Northern Neck the other afternoon -– and it was a perfect stopping location! Like General’s Ridge and Vault Field, the setting was beautiful and peaceful. The winery was a short drive from Vault Field (in fact, they sent us over after our tasting there).
Pulling into the winery, the tasting room was located around the corner from the manor house in a former barn at Buena Vista farm. It featured a nice little gift shop of wine items and Northern Neck souvenirs. The tasting room was bright and welcoming, and there was a porch to go out and enjoy some wine after purchasing. The tasting was $5 and included a sampling of seven wines. Our favorite wines were the:
- 2014 Rose – a refreshing, light Rose. A touch of sweetness, nice and light. Their Rose was made of 100% Merlot. (we purchased this one)
- 2013 Petit Verdot – I love a good Virginia Petit Verdot. This one was full bodied with a strong red taste. A perfect steak wine. (we purchased this one, too)
- 2011 Cynthia Dessert – this wine was DELICIOUS! A dessert wine, yes, but I could sit on the porch and drink this one. It had a floral and fruity combination on the tongue, with a taste of honeysuckle.
A couple other notes on their wine – we enjoyed the Chardonel as well, both the 2014 and 2013. The 2014 was crisp tasting and reminded me of an apple crisp. The 2013 tasted smoother and was a hint sweeter. The prices of their wines are reasonable, ranging from $15.95 to $25.95.
We had a wonderful experience at Hague Winery. We spoke for a long while with the owners there who were wonderful, kind people! We learned about the wine club as well, which we are still considering joining. The club consisted of dinner parties paired with wines throughout the year, a case of wine, and more.
For those interested in spending a weekend in town, they also have a guest house on site at the Hague Winery. The cottage dated to the early 1800s, with recent renovations completed. The house itself on property, Buena Vista Plantation, dates to 1835. There is so much history on property and in the surrounding area of Westmoreland and Richmond County — you will want to spend more than an afternoon here!