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“I believe that we are in one of the MOST EXCITING TIMES of grape growing in Virginia...” says Winemaker Emily (seen above with Assistant Winemaker and brother-in-law, Elliot). “I always say that Virginia wine, when it stays TRUE TO ITS ROOTS, can compete with any wine in the market.” ......Nearly two decades later, the family has expanded Veritas Vineyard & Winery to over 50 acres of vines, 10 varietals, 17 different wines and two dozen charming sheep. The Farmhouse, which was originally the Hodson’s residence on the property, has also been transformed into an oasis of fine hospitality. “My aunt and uncle run the bed and breakfast and impeccably tend to the vines throughout the vineyard,” says Emily Pelton, the Winemaker and eldest Hodson daughter. The combination restaurant and B&B exudes sophisticated English style blended beautifully with a modern American flair. There is also a quaint cottage close by that allows guests to experience a night in the country,

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waking to the scents of the grapes with morning coffee served in charming British tea cups. “I believe that we are in one of the most exciting times of grape growing in Virginia, as we start to find a focus on who we are and what is a good expression of us,” says Winemaker Emily (seen above with Assistant Winemaker and brother-in-law Elliot Watkins). “I always say that Virginia wine, when it stays true to its roots, can compete with any wine in the market.” Today, alongside Andrew and Patricia, who met when he was a doctor and she was a nurse, are their three children and their families. Their son, George, is the General

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Wine & Country Living Spring 2017  

Wine & Country Living Spring 2017