An Update from Winemaker, Ashton Lough August 2021 Completing the final chemistry on all barreled wines Making the final blend for the Meritage Prepping the OFW Petit Verdot for bottling Next bottling dates are August 12th, 19th, & 20th. Bottling Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Norton, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel, and OFW Petit Verdot.
An Update from Vineyard Manger, Wayne Mills August 2021 All vineyards are looking very healthy. No varaison yet (color turn of the fruit) Possibility of an early harvest due to extended hot and dry weather No sign of water stress in any of the vineyards Very high quality and quantity of fruit throughout all vineyards In 2020, harvested ~ 6 tons of Norton, 2021 will harvest 12-15 tons Fair Viognier crop this year [ Read More ]
Revival and renewal: a new life for an old farm The Farmhouse Making your way up the vineyard-lined drive of Old Farm Winery at Hartland, you are met with a view that both takes you back in time and hints at memories still to be made. This very sight — of the property’s majestic hilltop farmhouse — captured winery owner Jon Hickox’s heart more than 30 years ago. “I remember driving past this old [ Read More ]
That’s a great bottle of wine! As Old Farm Winery at Hartland owner, Jon Hickox and his team planted vineyards in the watchful shadow of the old hilltop farmhouse, a vision for our wine labels’ design began to form. First, it was all about the view: a delicate, detailed ink drawing of the farmhouse framed by two great black walnut trees, with vineyards stretching into the foreground. To honor the land’s history as hunting [ Read More ]
The past comes alive at Old Farm Join us on a journey of preservation, celebration, and great taste, as we prepare to welcome you to Old Farm Winery at Hartland. Not too long ago, the Washington, DC suburbs of NoVa were mostly farmland. But anyone who has lived in the area for a few years has seen the green spaces continue to give way to urban development. With this Fall's launch of Old Farm [ Read More ]