Our Winemaker

Kerem Baki

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 program under the tutelage of Dr. Bruce Zoecklein.

During his graduate studies, Kerem managed and reported on many vineyard and wine production projects in direct correlation to the Virginia wine industry. Simultaneously, he created Hillsborough Vineyards with his family – a renowned vineyard & winery of Northern Virginia specializing in the small batch production of complex wines that are in harmony with the terrain of Virginia.

In addition to Hillsborough Vineyards, Kerem also participates in various industry projects around Virginia, both as an independent consultant and as part of advisory boards. His latest ambition has been as an educator of vitaculture & enology to help facilitate newcomers and current industry members alike.

Video Gallery

Get behind the scenes with winemaker, Kerem Baki, as he makes our award-winning wines!

Making Wine
Our Philosophy

Terroir-inspired Winemaking

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.

Wine Bottle
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.

Wine Bottle
The Vineyard

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 is planted with Petit Verdot & Tannat...

Off-season hours: Open Daily, 11-6pm

Happy Hour, Mon - Thurs, 4-6pm
CLOSED | Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day

36716 Charles Town Pike
Hillsboro, VA 20132

(540) 668-6216

Get in Contact

  • facebook
  • instagram
  • Black Google+ Icon

Thanks! Message sent.