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.
Vineyard Size (ha)60.0
Varieties in wines
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.
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.