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Welcome to the blog of Sunset Hills Vineyard! From the trials of hand-tending vines in five different vineyards to releasing wines that our winemaker has carefully crafted, our goal is to share what’s going on at Sunset Hills with you! We hope that you’ll gain knowledge and find entertainment from this blog. Located in Purcellville, Sunset Hills is a proud producer of high-quality wine in Loudoun County wine country.

Aubry Fisher
 
February 1, 2021 | Aubry Fisher

New Year, New Us.

At the end of last year, we took a collective sigh, dusted the chaos of 2020 from our shoulders, and vowed to reaffirm and strengthen our values in the new year. It’s no secret that 2020 was challenging, because we were all in that boat together. We all experienced the sting of the pandemic – from the isolation of lockdown and quarantine to the devastation of the global economy. To be honest, most of our energy went into simply keeping our heads above water. In the fight to keep the lights on, we lost a lot along the way.

New year, new us! That has been our mantra since November. Now that we have had time to adapt, learn, and innovate it’s time to roll up our sleeves and step up our game. Each department is working hard to make Sunset Hills Vineyard a more exceptional Virginia winery.

The beautiful and unique thing about visiting a Virginia winery is the experience. It’s more than the wine itself, it’s the atmosphere. A place where you can picnic with your family, reunite with friends, fall in love, and discover the wonders of wine. Our first order of business in 2021 is to improve that experience. Here’s how we hope to do that…

New Tasting Menu: We still cannot offer traditional at-the-bar tastings so we will continue with our self-guided flights. However, we have moved to a Build Your Own Flight model which allows you to pick and choose which wines you try. Not a fan of red wine? No problem! Create your own flight of our delicious white wines.

Improved Communications: We will make sure you are in the know about all things SHV with our new wine club newsletter, regularly updated blog, frequent social media posts, current events calendar, and informative eblasts.

More Events and Fun Activities: Current government-mandated restrictions on group sizes continues to challenge us when it comes to creating and scheduling events and activities. But fear not! We donned our brainstorming caps in January and we have an exciting year planned for you. Stay tuned.

Website Updates: It is our goal to improve our website in the coming months so that it is easy to navigate, offers the most up-to-date information about SHV, and much more mobile friendly.

New Wine Club Manager: Audrey Siler, an SHV veteran and established Wine Club Ambassador, has graciously stepped into the role of Wine Club Manager. Our wine club members are family to us so we want to make sure they are getting the best care we can offer. 

Corn Crib: We have converted our outdoor bar, the Corn Crib, into another heated, outdoor seating area for those who wish to visit but want to avoid indoor spaces. The Corn Crib is enclosed on all sides but one to protect you from the elements. It offers seating for larger groups, overhead heaters, and fire pits.

Audrey Siler
Wine Club Manager

Corn Crib Seating is Now Open!
It's cozy!

Build Your Own Flight!
4 wines of your choosing.

Aubry Fisher, Tasting Room Manager
Enjoying the new & improved corn crib.