Winemaking Philosophy

In Harmony with Terroir

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. The wine in the bottle is a direct representation of the quality of the grapes that are grown and of the site where it is grown. This is very different than commercial winemaking where the juice and wine is manipulated to serve mass public trends.

Inherently, Terroir Winemaking will always produce a more complex, unique, and interesting product. Grape varietal, and the influences of the grape grower, and the winemaker affect the quality of the wine, however there are other influences that go beyond these. The composition of the soil, the aspect of the land, the precise climate and weather where the vineyard is located, and its physical geography all are elements of Terroir. In Terroir inspired winemaking, all these elements are taken into account when selecting grape varietals and clones best adapted for the Terroir. Ultimately, the winemaker brings out the expression of the wine’s terroir.

Video Gallery

View the videos below & get behind the scenes of our winemaking process!

Our Wines

Our award-winning wines are available in our Tasting Room & online via our Wine Shop for purchase.

Vidal Blanc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot
Ruby's Blush
White Merlot
Making Wine
The 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...

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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, wines not meant for extensive aging & The HV Reserves which set us apart.

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Press & Awards

In the Public Eye

Read what Washingtonian Magazine & Loudoun Times think about Hillsborough Vineyards. And see how some of our wines have held up to competition over the years. 

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

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