Arriving at Veritas Vineyard and Winery, you drive through a few of the vines and down the hill. The winery sits somewhat unassumingly below the parking area. Only as you round the corner of the oversized wrap around porch do you begin see the viewshed of this unique property. Situated just of I-64 this Nelson County winery is known as being “easy to find and hard to leave”.
Founded by Patricia and Andrew Hodson in 2002, Veritas has expanded a number of times to accommodate both the increase in wine production, now around 10,000 cases, as well as their special events. Beyond just winemaker dinners and weddings the expansive Saddleback Hall recently served as the venue for New Year’s Eve Masked Ball.
In the summer the “Starry Nights” concert series provides live music to accompany one of the most glorious sunsets in all of Virginia wine. Bands selected tend to have a wide audience so families as well as thirty somethings can all “get their groove on”.
Veritas is a true family business. Owned and operated by Andrew and Patricia, daughter Chloe is in charge of hospitality as she manages the tasting room operations ensuring the best possible visit for each and every guest. Winemaking responsibilities fall to daughter Emily.
Working as a family, the Hodsons and the entire staff of Veritas Vineyard and Winery continues to set the pace for Virginia wines.