Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia is a family-operated and owned winery, is a place where magnificent views and premium wines are justly matched by exquisite hospitality. The winery works with a team of excellent oenologists, viticulturists, and soil specialists in creating more than 50 acres of classic yet stunning French varietals vineyards on the property's 400 acres above Leesburg's Hogback Mountain. Stone Tower Winery is committed to authenticating stewardship and quality of the land which is reflected in each aspect of the winery's process. Attention to the details, from bud to bottle, allows the creation of their spectacular wines.
The Huber family's three generations have reckoned Hogback Mountain as their abode, celebrating several of the family's most treasured memories on the acreage. With a dedication to Western Loudoun's rich agrarian traditions and hospitality, the Huber family wished to share the estate and its scenic views with the public to enjoy their major life moments and maintain the agricultural beauty of the land.
Before undertaking the industry, wine connoisseurs Kristi and Mike Huber's enthusiasm for quality urged the two to bring in the industry's top consultants to examine the terroir of the manor's 400 acres of land and to identify if world-class wine production would be feasible on the territory. From there, Kristi and Mike started their mission of enhancing the lives of the community via sharing exceptional hospitality and premier estate-grown wines' experiences.
The world's greatest wines have one thing in common: emphasis on the terroir that originates the world-class wines. Vineyards are the beginning of great winemaking and with the trials posed by the climate of Virginia, mountain vineyard areas have shown to be resilient to the humidity and high rainfall of the region thanks to the improved airflow, well-drained soils, and undulating topography. With the estate vines of Stone Tower Winery situated on Hogback Mountain, the distinctive meso-climate of the vineyard includes all three of the mentioned characteristics. Stone Tower Winery has been cultivating its vineyards since 2009 to craft exceptional quality wines.
The winery focus on standard French varietals of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon - yet the vineyard's soils and varying aspects also allow the winery an opportunity to indulge with smaller lots of Rhone, Viognier, Pinot Noir, and Nebbiolo white varietals. Virginia's entire growing season is eccentric making it hard to specify the gifts or the challenges that will be bestowed by nature. Stone Tower Winery's traditional, time-tested winemaking style enables the fruits to excel. The wines of Stone Tower speak the tales of every vintage that are both uniquely world-class and Virginian.
Whether locals and tourists want to stop by for a BBQ sandwich and a casual glass of quality wine, plan a celebration with family and friends, or explore the cellar and vineyards on a guided tour, Stone Tower Winery has got you covered with their wide variety of options and two detached Tasting Rooms. Stone Tower's original tasting Room, the Harvest Barn, presents a welcoming wine county experience of Virginia open to anyone and functions on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Visitors can bask in wine tastings or sip by the bottle or glass together with appetizing snacks and BBQ on the massive outdoor terrace or in an open-air, quaint barn. Exclusively open for Club Members, the Tower View Tasting Room presents a truly remarkable panoramic sight of the property. Relish on wood-fired pizza and Executive Chef Stuart Morris' bistro offerings, property-wide discounts, access to reservations, are offered in addition to all other benefits of being a wine club member of Stone Tower Winery. Special events and tours of the estate's cellar and vineyard are regularly offered for guests to enjoy.