Make no mistake wine is at the center of Stephane and Andrea Baldi’s vision of Hume Vineyards.
Just after their opening, co-owner Stephane told the Fauquier Times Democrat “Our focus is on having the whole, intimate experience where when you come to the winery you meet the owners, the winemakers, the folks who really do it all and learn about our wine. Basically, we have a vision that this is a place where people can relax.”
Located just 15 minutes from I-66 (Markham exit) in Faquier County, Hume Vineyards is situated among the rolling hills of Virginia’s horse country. Dedicated to focusing on smaller production (currently 500 cases) Hume Vineyards seeks to become a premier boutique winery.
With currently five acres under vine (Merlot, Viognier, Petit Verdot and Chambourcin), they have plans to eventually expand to eleven acres with new plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
While not limiting their production to exclusively estate grown fruit, the Baldis are limiting the number of vineyards they plan to purchase fruit to just one Loudoun County wine grower.
Hume Vineyards is quickly making its brand known with bold style, great graphics and welcoming tasting experience. Clearly, this is a winery to watch in the coming years.