Veramar Vineyard is located off of Rt 7 in the northern Shenandoah Valley AVA of Virginia. Right over the Blue Ridge Mountains from Loudoun County, Veramar is a short drive from Leesburg or Winchester, and easily accessible from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Frederick, MD, Harpers Ferry, WV, and the Interstate 81 corridor.
This hidden gem, nestled in the rolling hills near the Shenandoah River, has an expansive views of the mountains from the 28 acres of vineyards and the rustic yet elegant tasting room and terrace. In this idyllic setting we grow Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Traminette, Norton, Albariño, Vidal Blanc and Malbec wine grapes, and make Virginian wine across a spectrum of varietals and blends. Each wine distinctively expresses our dedication to premium Virginia winemaking.
The Bogaty family founded Veramar in 2000, when there were very few wineries operating successfully in this part of the state. Since then, the business has grown to include their son, Justin Bogaty, as winemaker, and there has certainly been a tremendous boom in the Virginian wine industry since then, especially in Loudoun County. But over the years we have never lost our values of family and sustainability - every aspect of Veramar, from the vineyard to the winemaking itself, is managed with the goal of creating a family business that can be passed down to many generations of Bogatys to come. We strive to be grounded enough to forego trends and fads in favor of the lasting principles that will sustain Veramar and Shenandoah Valley winemaking culture many years into the future.
Our tasting room is open year-round, seven days a week, and opens daily at noon. The estate and vineyards are also the perfect setting for an elegant winery wedding or private party, a venue perfectly situated near Northern Virginia, Winchester, VA, and Washington, DC. We hope you'll visit us, and experience everything that premium Virginian wine has to offer!
Our estate is comprised of 100 acres, with 26 acres currently planted in grape vines.
Veramar Vineyard rests in the thermal belt and we receive warm days and typically late rains. Our vineyards tend to have a longer growing season and the grapes have more hang time compared to other Virginia wine regions, resulting in fully mature fruit whose acid chemistry is kept in balance.
Veramar Vineyard was founded almost 2 decades ago by the Bogaty family. We produce full-bodied, complex Virginia wine in the Shenandoah Valley AVA.
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Our estate is comprised of 100 acres, with 26 acres currently planted in grape vines. Cabernet Franc is the most widely planted varietal, with 7 acres under cultivation. Chardonnay is the next largest planting, with 6 acres, followed by Seyval Blanc (5 acres) , Norton (3 acres), Albariño (2 Acres) and Malbec (2 acres). A 5-8 acre block of Vidal Blanc is planned for planting in 2017. The Bogaty family has traditionally hailed from the Italian Alps where, even today, extended relatives of the Bogaty family still own and operate a small vineyard. Two generations after Ludwig Bogati immigrated to the United States, James "Jim" Charles Bogaty decided it was time to return to his family's roots. Being a family-owned winery absolutely affects our winemaking and viticulture practices. As a family-run business, we put the long-term interests of future generations above short-term financial gains. Veramar's success is measured by generations, rather than by numbers in quarterly reports.
Here at Veramar we combine traditional French techniques with American innovation. We are always striving to capture the unique expression of our estate grapes through meticulous winemaking. We feel our role in winemaking is to maximize the distinct character of our vineyard and believe in a strong link between vineyard and winery, considering terroir and winemaking equally important in creating exceptional wine.
Justin believes the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is "the best growing region on the East Coast," and when describing his own winemaking style, he says, "Grapes and wine need to be treated with respect. One has to be realistic about what one is trying to achieve. I want to make fun to drink wines with balance and wines that make a statement about Virginia’s Terroir.
Two generations after Ludwig Bogati immigrated to the United States, James ``Jim`` Charles Bogaty decided it was time to return to his family's roots.
Justin Bogaty brings over a decade of oenology and viticulture experience to his role of winemaker.
Since joining Bogati, Eric has helped fine-tune the wine quality and refined the winery’s style resulting in wines that have character, integrity and a sense of place.
Three generations of the Bogaty family, Jim and Della, along with their son, Justin, daughters Tiffany and Ashley, and numerous grandchildren continue the legacy of the family’s tradition of excellence in winemaking.