Veritas Vineyard & Winery

Veritas Vineyard & Winery

From the Latin phrase, “In Vino Veritas,” meaning “in wine, truth.” Founders Andrew and Patricia Hodson emigrated from England in the early 1970s and purchased Saddleback Farm, the current site of the vineyard, in 1999 after raising three children. By 2001, they had their first vintage ready for production. Today, they are joined by their adult children Emily, George and Chloe in growing the highest-quality wines from grapes that match the rich central Virginian terroir. Winery tours include visits to crush pad, wine cellar, barrel aging room and a discussion of basic wine production. The tasting room, located inside the estate house, is lit by a fireplace and evokes a manor-esque great hall, while the sun deck along the outside perimeter is a quintessentially southern verandah.

Winemaker: Emily Pelton

 Wines Featured:

  • Sparkling: Traditional method sparkling wine made from Chardonnay
  • White: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, White Star (white blend), Petit Manseng (Off-dry white), Kenmar
  • Rosé
  • Red: Red Star (red blend), Claret (Bordeaux-style blend), Merlot, Vintner’s Reserve
  • Dessert: Othello (Port-style wine)

Tasting fee: $7/person

 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm; Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day


151 Veritas Lane
Afton, VA 22920

Phone: (540) 456-8000

Email: [email protected]