Expertly crafted wines, a beautiful new tasting room and unobstructed views of the Allegheny Mountains make Bluestone Vineyard a must-visit Virginia winery.
Bluestone Vineyard opened in January 2011. From the day they opened, owners Curt and Jackie Hartman made all the right moves. Their first harvest in 2009 was processed in a temporary winery. This gave them about 500 cases and careful planning allowed them to build a new facility. They have since grown to production levels of more than 5,000 cases annually.
The tasting room moved up the hill from its old location. This provides more elegant surroundings to enhance the tasting experience. The venue also offers amazing views of Shenandoah Valley farmland and the distant Allegheny Ridgeline. It is a space that encourages visitors to linger.
Lee Hartman was once the youngest winemaker in the Commonwealth. While that is no longer true, his winemaking has also matured to place Bluestone among the top-tier of Virginia wineries. Hartman is producing stellar blends and single varietals that demonstrate the estate’s ideal growing conditions.
With advance reservation, Hartman is happy to lead tours and tastings.
The winery is wheelchair accessible “from car to tasting bar.”
Families are encouraged to bring children for whom juice is available.
Pets are welcomes and this extends to the tasting room.
Space for picnics is available. Charcuterie, cheeses and other snacks are available for purchase.
There is plenty of parking for buses and RVs.
Thanks to Nancy Bauer of Virginia Wine in My Pocket for developing the original draft.