Dry Mill Vineyards
Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery is nestled in Virginia Hunt Country,
surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and
is one of Northern Virginia's "old school" wineries.
Built by a family with a passion for grape growing and the love of wine,
Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery combines old country grape varietals with the latest wine-making techniques to produce deeply satisfying,
approachable wines for all palates.
We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy making them.
They are truly a labor of love!
Join us in the Tasting Room or on the Patio
Come delight in our award-winning wines & country scenery!
We offer a selection of crackers, cheeses and meats to go along with your wine selection. All personal outside food must be enjoyed outdoors on our patio or picnic areas. Please limit your picnics to small coolers, no large rolling coolers are permitted. As always, per Virginia ABC law, there is no outside alcohol allowed on the property.
Our customers love to enjoy a bottle of wine at our bistro tables by the fireplace in winter and picnic tables in the sun or under the covered patio in summer! You are welcome to bring pets, however they are limited to the outdoor lower field and must remain on a leash.
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About Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery
Opened in early 2009, Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery is one of Washington DC's Wine Country's newest wineries. Dry Mill is snuggled into nine rolling acres, just one mile outside of historic Leesburg, in a stable and barn that was once home to the horses and dogs of the Loudoun Hunt Club.
Owners Dean and Nancy Vanhuss with their daughter Michelle Pizzarello have carefully restored the old barn and stables, reusing nearly all of the original wood, keeping the spirit of the stable alive and giving the winery a distinctly rustic feel. Exposed wooden beams, a tin roof, sconces, and a fireplace provide a warm and welcoming character throughout the winery. The original large wooden storm shutters now slide past the winery’s French doors, inviting visitors inside. The outside patio seats up to thirty people for wine tasting and light fare. The old hay loft now hosts a charming event room and two balconies, which overlook the attractive grounds.
For Dean Vanhuss, winemaking is a retirement venture after a career in technology. He has been growing grapes in Loudoun since the late 1990s and currently has six acres planted, most of which are at Short Hill Vineyards, Dean and Nancy's home in Lovettsville.
Owners: Dean & Nancy Vanhuss and Michelle Pizzarello
Winemakers: Dean Vanhuss and Karen Reed