Stinson Vineyards is located in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in downtown White Hall, Virginia. Stinson focuses on utilizing traditional winemaking techniques in an environmentally sustainable fashion.
A family-run boutique vineyard, Stinson is a part of the Monticello Wine Trail. The handcrafted, small-batch wine produced at Stinson is of incredibly high quality, and is becoming increasingly well known on a national and even international level.
Stinson Vineyards produces a wine to satisfy every palette, including Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Chardonnay, Sugar Hollow White, Sugar Hollow Red, Cabernet Franc, Meritage, La Tour d’Afton, Petit Manseng, and Imperialis. Each wine is crafted with the utmost care and attention from grapes grown in a way meant to minimize impact on the local environment.
Stinson’s dedication to quality begins in the vineyard and continues through each step of the winemaking process, where small batches are given much time and attention. The premium, French-style wines are crafted on-site using grapes carefully sourced from high quality local growers while Stinson’s vines mature.
Visitors to Stinson will love seeing the historic Piedmont House, built in 1796, where it is rumored General “Stonewall” Jackson Stayed in 1862. The house retains most of its original details and is currently being restored. Visitors will also love seeing the winery and tasting room that were custom-designed by the owner, Scott Stinson.
The winery and tasting room were built into the family’s existing three-car garage, giving the vineyard a modern, industrialized feel that provides an interesting contrast to the traditional winemaking techniques the vineyard employs.
Though the first vines on the property were planted over 40 years ago, the vineyard had fallen into a state of disrepair. The vines currently on the property were planted in 2009 and include Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat. These vines were planted in the French style, and will be harvested for the first time in 2013.