New Winery Ready to Uncork

Hume Vineyards celebrates its grand opening this weekend

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In the sprawling hills of Fauquier County, Va., sits a tiny town called Hume, population 263. Beginning this weekend though, you'll likely hear a lot more about this quaint community.

Hume Vineyards celebrates its grand opening Saturday at noon after three years of loving labor.

Owner and winemaker Stephane Baldi, who grew up in French wine country, brought his appreciation for quality wines to Virginia. With his wife, Andrea, by his side he is realizing their dream with the vineyard's opening.

On their website, they describe it this way:

 "Hume Vineyard is the culmination of our dream, the combination of our passion for wine and our love of the Virginia Piedmont, of our spirit of innovation and experimentation, of our goal to craft outstanding wines, and of sparing no hardship while doing it."

But they'd rather tell you more about their wine in person.

If you need more reason to visit this weekend, how about their 2009 cabernet sauvignon, which they say is loaded with roasted coffee, leather, vanilla bean and bacon. Yes, bacon. Mmmm.

The grand opening party is Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. The tasting fee is $5 per person. The beautiful views are free.

Hume Vineyards is located at 5396 Washwright Road, Hume, Va. Let the uncorking begin.

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