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Hiddencroft Vineyards
Clyde and Terry Housel are the husband and wife team that has again proven that Loudoun is a leader in the Virginia winery explosion. Like many before him, Clyde began his winemaking venture as a home-wine hobbyist, in 1993. In 2001 he decided to grow grapes to sell to local wineries, and in 2007 started making his own wines. The Housels are committed to showcasing the best of what is local, and have cultivated six acres of grape varietals that excel in Virginia’s climate and soil. True to its name, Hiddencroft is tucked discreetly inside the valley of the Short Hill Mountains. The barrel room and tasting room are housed together in one building. Its walls appear to be made of mahogany wood paneling, but are actually made of concrete, an illusion that gives a more formal, Old World feeling while also insulating and holding moisture. There are 75 French and American oak barrels as well as wine-fermenting tanks that are visible from the tasting area, which features a handsome chandelier and matching wall sconces that create just the right ambiance. Outside, the beautiful stone front porch gives way to scenic views of vineyard, orchards, and garden, which features a fountain and gazebo. Clyde handcrafts small quantities of award-winning artisan wine, including Traminette, Vidal Blanc, and Chambourcin, as well as a lush Cabernet Franc. In addition, he has a passion for crafting fine fruit wines, including blueberry, raspberry Chambourcin, and cherry. Hiddencroft offers a friendly and memorable tasting experience where you can sample their wines, chat with the winemaker/owners, learn about wine production, snack on light fare or bring your own picnic, and relax in the tranquil setting.
  • Payment Method:
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    • Master Card
    • American Express
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  • Business Hours: Regularly scheduled weekend wine tastings or weekdays by appointment.
  • Admission Fee/Tasting Fee: Tasting Fee $7/person.
  • Reservation Policy: roups of 9 or more must have a reservation. Tasting Fee $10/person
  • Group Admission/Tasting Fee: Groups of 9 or more must have a reservation. Tasting Fee $10/person.