Middleburg Life News Article

Philip Carter Winery Serves Up a Taste of History

By Dulcy Hooper For Middleburg Life

No matter which path one follows to reach the Philip Carter Winery in Hume, it’s a feast for the eyes – rolling hills set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lush vineyards, meandering roads and picturesque fields dotted with red barns and outsized bales of golden-hued hay.


Virginia’s wine history dates back to the early 1600s, when the first English settlers in Jamestown were buoyed by optimistic hopes that Virginia would become a major source of wine for the British Empire. In 1619, they signed into law a requirement for each male settler to plant and tend to at least ten grape vines, the wine of which could be shipped back to “mother England.”

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