Veritas Vineyards is a producer of world-class wine and a must-visit for anyone exploring Virginia wineries.
In business since 2001, Veritas is thriving, producing a very respectable 10-15,000 cases each year. The tasting sheet is long, so visitors are offered red or white for $10, each with 6 or 7 wines. (Veritas offers the unusual opportunity to make an online reservation for tours, tastings, and picnics.)
We opted for one of each at the bar, though we could have settled into the couches surrounding the massive stone fireplace for a self-guided tasting, or taken a seat in one of the Adirondack chairs out front. Once you set foot in the Veritas tasting room, though, you won’t want to leave.
The vast two-story room is so full of elegant touches that your head goes on permanent pivot, taking in the wagon wheel chandelier (sounds goofy, but works), the crimson ceiling, the clerestory windows, the French doors with chocolate velvet drapes framing the vast fields of vines.
Weddings, private parties, kids and (outside) picnics welcome (no food in the tasting room). Reservations for groups of 7 or more.
On the winery grounds, the grand Veritas Farmhouse offers six large and lovely rooms and suites ranging from $150 to $300. Large porches and plenty of indoor common areas give guests a full measure of privacy.
Full breakfast, cooked to order, is served from the very reasonable hours of 9:00 to 11:00.
Evening dining options include the Farmhouse’s four-course wine-paired dinners served on weekends, priced at $85/person. Reservations can be made online.
The Farmhouse’s private chef can also prepare a multi-course made-to-order dinner for inn guests.
151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA
Thanks to Nancy Bauer for creating the original draft.