Hume Vineyards opens, features “bigger” wines

Though they are somewhat obliged to reach 5,000-cases-ayear, which, Stephane Baldi said this week, is generally accepted as a Virginia winery’s sustainability benchmark, Hume Vineyards will more closely resemble a California model in its approach.

“Our goal is a little different than other Virginia wineries,” he said. “Our inspiration is the very small boutique wineries on the West Coast. They do very small lots, anywhere from 50 to 125 cases of the wines they do, which is what we are trying to do here.”

The goal, he said, is to grow about half the grapes on the Hume property and buy the remainder so that the couple can do different blends every year.

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