Discover Veritas Vineyard and Winery, in the heart of Virginia Wine Country, in Afton, the heart of the Monticello American Viticulture Area.
Veritas Vineyard and Winery was started by Andrew and Patricia Hodson in 1999. Born out of their love of wine and commitment to producing quality wine, Veritas has grown into a 20-year-old family business that is on the leading edge of the Virginia wine industry.
With over 50 acres in the Monticello wine region, and producing a complex portfolio of wine ranging from sparkling to beautifully balanced red wines, Veritas wine quality starts in the vineyard, and the terroir of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Winemaker Emily Hodson, daughter of Andrew and Patricia, has been the winemaker at Veritas for over 15 harvests and continues to author the beginning chapters of a young and vibrant wine region. Her philosophy is simple - she strives to give each varietal natural, balanced expression by focusing on attention to detail and cultural practices. Her old-world principles of viticulture and vinification are met with her innovative take on winemaking using state of the art technology and principles to capture the true essence and character of each varietal.
The Veritas philosophy is to make wine with the classic, old-world principles of viticulture and vinification, at the same time using state of the art technology to capture varietal and regional character. The Veritas name derives from the Roman historian Pliny the Elder’s observation “In Vino Veritas” – “In Wine there is Truth.”
Wine lovers can choose one of two ways to explore Veritas wines. Each experience encompasses the current releases, from young, crisp white wines to aged, full-bodied reds.
Guests can reserve one of the beautiful picnic areas for one hour and forty five minutes with table side service to their private space. Or they can enjoy the wine and tasting room menu inside by reserving one of tables in the tasting room for one hour and fifteen minutes.
Furthermore, guests willing to spend the night can do so at the Farmhouse at Veritas, a 8 room bed and breakfast adjacent to Veritas Vineyards and Winery.