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Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery

Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery

Hunt Country Winery

Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery is snuggled into nine rolling acres just one mile outside historic Leesburg in a stable and barn that was once home to the horses and dogs of the Loudoun Hunt Club. Owners Dean and Nancy Vanhuss, with their daughter Michelle Pizzarello, have carefully restored it, using nearly all of the original wood to keep the spirit of the stable intact and give the winery a distinct rustic feel.

Exposed wood beams, a tin roof, sconces, and a fireplace give the winery an updated and warm feeling. The original large wooden storm shutters now slide past the winery's French doors, and the loft has two balconies overlooking the attractive grounds.

The patio seats up to 30 people for wine tasting and light fare. For Dean Vanhuss, winemaking is a retirement venture after a career in technology. He has been growing grapes in Loudoun since the late 1990s and currently has six acres planted, most at Short Hill Vineyards, their home in Lovettsville.

Owner: Dean & Nancy Vanhuss and Michelle Pizzarello
Winemakers: Dean Vanhuss, Karen Reed

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  • Northern Virginia Region
Tasting Fee$7.00
Reserve Tasting Fee$10.00
Tour Fee$10.00
WinemakerDean Vanhuss, Karen Reed
Vineyard Manager Dean & Nancy Vanhuss and Michelle Pizzarello
Wine Trail
  • Loudoun Wine Trail
  • Tuskie's Wine Trail
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