I’m so glad I finally figured out what to call not-quite-Green and not-quite-Yellow wineries and breweries because I feel like we’ve had a lot of them lately. The Hague Winery is super cute, and the woman running the tasting room was very nice and knowledgeable. But the winery was so. very. small.
They’ve been growing grapes on their five acres since the early 2000s, but the tasting room didn’t open until 2009. All of their wines are 100% estate grown, though the winemaking is done offsite. For only having five acres, they had a pretty damn good variety of wines (Chardonel, Cab Franc, a red blend with Merlot and Cab Franc, and a dessert with Muscat and Viognier), but with total production around 400 – 500 cases per year, there’s a decent chance that they’re going to be out of something when you arrive. Like their Meritage still listed on their website. Which is what we really wanted to try.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Cab Franc wound up being the highlight for us. Paul usually doesn’t like them at all, and I always think I like them until I buy a glass or a bottle and remember that I actually really prefer heavier reds. Overall, we were pretty happy with our visit here, but if you’re not looking for a super boutique experience, this probably isn’t the place for you.
Rating: Lime (It’s good, but don’t make a special trip.)
Tasting: $6 for 4
Price: Low ($18.95 – $23.95)
Kid Friendly: Unsure – it doesn’t say either way on their website.
Highlights: Cab Franc
Time Since Lacy Last Ate: 2 hours
Strangers Invited to Dinner: 0