Vint Hill Craft Winery is a bit unusual as far as wineries go. Once upon a time, they used to be a working farm. Pretty standard so far. They don’t grow any grapes onsite. A bit more unusual, but also not unheard of. In 1942, a hobby radio enthusiast somehow picked up the conversations between taxi drivers in Germany. Nazi Germany. During World War II. Whoa. So, don’t be surprised when you walk into the tasting room and see WWII memorabilia. And if you think the winery and surrounding area looks like a military base, that’s because it was just that until the 1990s. There’s even a Cold War museum next door to the winery (we didn’t visit, so I can’t comment on it). Vint Hill celebrates their legacy by putting pinups on their bottles, which makes for a much more interesting label than you usually see around here.
I have more notes, but this was our third winery of the day, and they’re a little, well …hard to decipher. Plus, I was wearing the baby, who was starting to get cranky, so I was trying to jiggle her around while I was sampling and writing, and …yeah. But pinups! And World War II! And spying on Nazis!
Honestly, though. The wine was good. We like Pearmund, so it makes sense that we would like Vint Hill. We brought home a couple of bottles, and we continued to think they were good after we re-tried the ones we liked at the winery. That doesn’t always happen, especially from the last stop.
Rating: Green (We’ll totally go back!)
Tasting: $10 for 8 wines
Price: Average – almost everything is $25
Kid Friendly: Yes
Highlights: You can bottle your own wine from the first fermentation through bottling.
Time Since Lacy Last Ate: ~2 hours
Strangers Invited to Dinner: 0, but man, are my notes hard to read.