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Veritas Winery

United States

Brief History

Veritas Winery was started by Andrew and Patricia Hodson in 1999. Born out of their love of wine and commitment to producing quality wine, Veritas has grown into a 24-year-old family business that is on the leading edge of the Virginia wine industry. With over 55 acres in the Monticello wine region, and producing a complex portfolio of wine ranging from sparkling to beautifully balanced red wines, Veritas wine quality starts in the vineyard, and the terroir of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Winemaker Emily Hodson, daughter of Andrew and Patricia, has been the winemaker at Veritas for over 15 harvests and continues to author the beginning chapters of a young and vibrant wine region. Her philosophy is simple - she strives to give each varietal natural, balanced expression by focusing on attention to detail and cultural practices. Her old-world principles of viticulture and vinification are met with her innovative take on winemaking using state of the art technology and principles to capture the true essence and character of each varietal.

Founders Andrew and Patricia Hodson met and fell in love in Nottingham, England while Andrew was a young Neurologist and Patricia was a nurse. Their careers brought them to the east coast of the U.S. in the early 1970s, where they stayed until settling in Florida in the 1990’s. After successfully raising their three children and and at the height of their careers they decided to take a leap of faith and pursue their passion, wine. In 1999 they bought Saddleback Farm, which at the time was a simple horse and cattle farm. Patricia saw the potential in the land and planted several acres of grapes with a wish and prayer.

By 2001, they had their first vintage ready for production. That year, Andrew tried his hand at winemaking with great success and their love for the Virginia wine industry blossomed. Since then, Patricia and Andrew have worked tirelessly to expand on their vision, bringing Veritas into the world of events and the fine hospitality at the Farmhouse at Veritas. The business is truly a family affair as they have been joined by all three of their children in the running and development of the business.
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Cabernet Franc Chardonnay Malbec Merlot Petit Manseng Petit Verdot Sauvignon Blanc Viognier

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Shop Veritas

Shop our online store of popular wines, new releases, library selections, and seasonal bundles. Shipping is available to many states with free shipping included on purchases of 6 bottles or more.

Veritas Winery Tasting Room

Sit back on our sun-drenched brick patio and enjoy the vistas and wondrous beauty of the Blue Ridge while tasting the fruits of our family’s labor of love – the fruit of Virginia – captured for you in our luscious wines. The Tasting Room offers guided tastings, portable taste-in-place flights, and walk-in picnic areas suitable for larger groups. Reservations recommended. Open Monday-Thursday 11-6pm and Friday-Sunday 11-5pm.

Veritas Wine Club

Membership in the Wine Club is the best way to fully enjoy what Veritas has to offer. Each month or season (December, March, June and September) members will receive a selection of bottles from our limited production, handpicked by the winemaker for your enjoyment.

Cellar Tours

Journey from the vineyard to the bottle with our guided walking tours. You’ll visit our crush pad, wine cellar and barrel room while engaging in a discussion of basic winemaking. Tours leave twice a day, seven days a week from the covered veranda and cost $10/person. Reservations are highly recommended.

Tasting Room Restaurant

The Veritas Winery Tasting Room offers a menu of charcuterie, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Enjoy the chef-prepared food with tableside service in the tasting room or on the covered veranda or order to-go to enjoy in any of our picnic areas.

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