Nestled between Short Hill Mountain and the Blue Ridge, our “peaceful valley” is the Northern Gateway to Virginia’s Wine Country. Tranquil and picturesque, the rolling landscape of the Loudoun Heights Agritourism Trail unfolds to reveal wineries, breweries, culinary delights and historic adventures. Valle Tranquilo is the culmination of our shared passions, showcasing artisanal vintners working collaboratively to create unforgettable experiences for our guests, in both the glass and the heart.
- 25% Breaux Vineyards Merlot
- 25% Two Twisted Posts Petit Verdot
- 25% 868 Cabernet Franc
- 25% Hillsborough Vineyards Tannat
For Immediate Release
Loudoun Heights Agritourism Council Releases Collaborative Wine
Four Loudoun wineries join together to produce a 2019 estate-grown red blend.
The Loudoun Heights Agritourism Council is committed to telling the story of Northern Loudoun County with the release of its first collaborative wine, the 2019 Valle Tranquilo. This bold red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Tannat is a full-bodied wine, perfect for enjoying this winter or for cellaring for enjoyment in years to come.
Breaux Vineyards, Hillsborough Winery & Brewery, 868 Estate Vineyards, and Two Twisted Posts Winery each brought a barrel of single-varietal, estate-grown wine from their 2019 vintage to Hillsborough Winery where the four winemakers tasted the wines and experimented with different blends to create the 2019 Valle Tranquilo. “What really excites me about this wine is that it represents a coming together of the vineyards in our area. We’ve always been friends, but this is the first time that we have worked together as artistic collaborators,” said Kerem Baki, winemaker and owner at Hillsborough Winery and Brewery.
“The resulting wine evokes the terroir of our Loudoun Heights geography, but it also represents the creativity of the entire team. From wine creation to label design, each member of the LHATC was able to contribute to the project. During this difficult COVID year, it has been a bright spot to be able to work with our neighbors on a project like this!” said Nancy Deliso, co-owner, 868 Estate Vineyards. Stephen Mackey, owner of Notaviva Craft Fermentations, designed the label.
Ninety-six cases of the 2019 Valle Tranquilo will be released to the Tasting Rooms at Breaux Vineyards, 868 Estate Vineyards, Hillsborough Vineyards and Brewery, and Two Twisted Posts Winery on February 11th, 2021. The wine will retail for $32.
A portion of the proceeds from wine sales will support future initiatives of the LHATC raising funds for local charitable causes.