Like many winery owners, Eric and Deborah Hauck started as home winemakers. When they decided to take their hobby to the next level, they spent a long time looking for land in Loudoun before they ironically ended up next door to Eric’s parents, who own Lost Creek Winery. They built their Early American-style log cabin winery by hand and opened in 2002. The cabin is situated in the middle of a towering pine grove, which provides cooling shade as well as a home for an abundance of bird life, including bluebirds, cardinals, and hummingbirds.
Customer favorites at Hidden Brook are Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc. Both are French American hybrid varietals, often used as blending wines, but Eric has crafted them into stand out, stand alone wines. It is the Haucks’ passion and goal to produce wines for every palate, and to that end they offer a variety of distinct dry wines, semi-sweet wines, and sweet but well-balanced after dinner wines.
Visitors are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the 48-seat family friendly dining room, on the covered porch, in the gazebo, or in the picnic area, all amid the peaceful surroundings. Light fare is available, including a selection of cheeses and sausages, to complement their wines. The tasting room also features a gift shop that offers wine related items and works by local artists, including glassware. The winery also hosts live music events.