Thirst For Local Wine Rises

Valley Vintners Enjoy Fruitful Year In 2012

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Posted: January 17, 2013

Terry Tucker, office manager at Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater, prepares wine for shipment to customers on Wednesday. The vineyard reports that sales for the winery doubled from 2011 to 2012. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Lee Hartman, general manager and winemaker at Bluestone Vineyard, gets a palate of wine ready for transport on Wednesday. “I feel like part of [the success] is a statewide pride in Virginia wine,” said Hartman of the increase in sales at the winery for 2012.
HARRISONBURG — Bluestone Vineyard’s most popular wine, Crooked and Weedy, takes its name from a local moniker for the railway that once ran through the Bridgewater property.

While those rail…

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