Located about 15 miles (about 20 minutes via I-81) south of Opequon and the Third Winchester Battlefield Tour and about 6 miles or 15 minutes north of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Plantation, Valerie Hill Vineyard is a family owned and operated vineyard situated amidst the rolling hills and rural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. The heart of the winery is Valerie Hill - a thoughtfully restored Federal style brick home built by Revolutionary War Captain Peter Rust in 1807. A solitary stone chimney is all that remains of the first home built on the property, which either burned down or was taken down by Captain Rust to make room for Valerie Hill.

This Virginia Governors' Cup winner produces, among its fine wines, the stone fruit and honeysuckle Antebellum blend of Chardonnay and Viogner, a fresh pineapple Vidal Blanc that possesses a refreshing minerality, a crisp orange blossom and lemon Seyval Blanc, the peachy Manor house White, and the off-dry Cameo rose. The reds include a Cabernet Franc, the Stone Chimney Red Bordeaux-style blend, and the John Barron Petit Verdot.

The tasting room at Valerie Hill offers indoor and outdoor seating with views of the vineyard. Light fare including meats, cheeses, spreads and baguettes are offered along with the tastings. The event calendar includes live music on weekends, farm-to-fork dinners with wine pairings, and a popular History & Hauntings tour of the manor home that reveals the house's history - and its secrets.

Pictured at the top: The Valerie Hill manor house serves as the tasting room and porch seating area. The downstairs rooms of the manor house feature period furnishings and are open to the public.

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Valerie Hill Vineyard has a friendly, laid-back vibe and is set amidst the rural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.

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There are plenty of outdoor seating areas where family and friends can gather.

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Valerie Hill Vineyard is located close to many of the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley Battlefields.