In Harmony with Terroir
Of the 36 acres located in Hillsboro Virginia, over 12 acres are planted with vines split into three fields. The West field located just past the Civil War era stone wall is planted with Fer Servadou a red French grape. The upper East field located in front of the Tasting Room is planted with both Petit Verdot and Tannat, both of which are red varieties originating in France. The lower East field located in from of the Estate is planted with Petit Menseng a white French varietal. The North field located on the hilly slope behind the Tasting Room is home to our Cabernet Sauvignon.
The varietals chosen and planted at Hillsborough are not only ideal for the northern Virginia microclimate, but yield fruit of exceptional quality. Meticulous care is given to the maintenance and cultivation of our plants with emphasis on environmentally friendly forms of pest management. Every aspect of the annual growth cycle is carefully planned and managed. Leaving nothing to chance, we foster an ideal environment for superb grape production.
Terroir, comes from the word “terre” which is French for “soil”. Terroir inspired Winemaking is the concept by which wine is made in the vineyard; the sense of place (specific vineyard), shapes and influences the wine.
Kerem Baki discovered his love for wine making while majoring in Biochemistry at Virginia Tech’s Undergraduate College of Science. After working in the local industry for one year upon receiving his degree, Kerem returned to Virginia Tech in 2001 for the Enology Graduate...
List of Wines
The HV Collection & Reserves
Our wines are divided into two different categories to satisfy two different groups of clientele: The HV Collection, which consists of wines not meant for extensive aging & The HV Reserves, which set Hillsborough Vineyards apart from the other wineries in Virginia.
View the videos below & get behind the scenes of our winemaking process!