Veritas Vineyard & Winery

"Veritas Winery, a family business owned by Andrew and Patricia Hodson,opened for business in June 2002; with the help of their daughter Emily, they have succeeded in consistently producing a range of complex and elegant wines. The idyllic setting is easy to find but hard to leave, located just off I-64 at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The unique wines of Veritas are all of high quality, derived from vitis vinifera with the exception of one French hybrid. Our philosophy is to make wine with the classic, old-style principles of Viticulture and Vinification, at the same time using state of the art technology to capture varietal and regional character." – Description from george2

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Petit Manseng

    This white wine-producing grape is being grown on small acreages in Virginia, notably by Chrysallis Vineyards. The vi...

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world clamor for access to California wines. They journey to the state’s many celebrated regions with g... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California

  • One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More

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  • Life amid the vines and wines of Old Dominion can be an interesting one, according to the fall edition of the Virginia Vineyard Association's quarterly newsletter, Grape Press. Reports from the north, central and southern portions of the state detail prevention measures, vineyard management techniques and prognostications about the quality of th... Read More

    From the article Virginia Winemakers Report On Nature's Vagrants, Mechanical Harvests, Interesting Vintage

  • Old Dominion is getting renewed interest in its growing network of vineyards. Earlier this month, the Circle of Wine Writers, a well-known international group of wine writers, journalists, photographers and experts visited Virginia's Nelson County to tour the region's wineries four year's after the groups visit to the area in 2010.  According to... Read More

    From the article Oh, Virginia! International Wine Writers Visit State's Wineries

  • Veritas Othello Reserve NV


    After five years producing a port-style dessert wine, the vintner blended all vintages for a special reserve and aged it in toasted barrels. The result is deep, caramelized, and luxurious, but not quite my top choice for Virginia ports. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas Kenmar 2012


    Surprisingly light bodied for a dessert wine. Traminette grapes -- the sturdier hybrid daughter of Gewurztraminer -- are manually frozen for a German-inspired ice wine. Candied, honeyed, floral and tropical, but the lightened viscosity and clean finish keep it from the painful syrupy sweetness that usually makes me steer clear of white dessert w... Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas Vintner's Reserve 2012


    Structured and assertive with very strong tobacco notes laced in with cherry and chocolate. Not something to drink on its own, this Bordeaux style blend begs for food -- I'd especially want to pair it with a coffee rubbed steak or pork chop, or something in a mole sauce. Fairly short finish, but it works. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas Petit Manseng 2013


    A sweeter style of Petit Manseng at 4% RS. Fortunately, the grape has enough of a natural acidic backbone it can stand up to that level of sugar. Very candied and tropical notes, not my preference. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Veritas Red Star NV


    Alcoholic fruit punch. Zero complexity, no thought required. Truly international style wine for the masses -- but I don't go to small craft wineries for this. You can get it at the supermarket for a lower price. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • My wife and I love going to Veritas! They have great wine, but the service is 2nd to none. Everyone there is so helpful and nice. They have just started offering VALET PARKING! When we first saw that we were blown away. Great wine, great people and great class with the valet parking. We love the door side service.

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